Our resource center provides the most up-to-date materials to help vegan advocates improve their communication, strategic thinking, sustainability, and relational skills. We update this section regularly, so please check back to stay informed.
This award-winning book is an insightful and practical guide for vegans and those they are in relationship with: friends, family, colleagues, and even other vegans.
Burnout is a phenomenon common in advocacy circles, in which people in the movement simply lose the emotional (and sometimes physical) capacity to continue their work…
Dr. Melanie Joy discusses how “unsustainable” activism, a major cause of burnout, is one of the most serious obstacles to the success of the vegan movement, suggesting strategies for activists to improve their efforts and their lives.
Aftershock explores the culture of trauma that people have created by violently exploiting the Earth, other animals, and one another. It includes practical tips for individuals, organizations, and communities.
Harvard psychologist Kaethe Weingarten describes “common shock”—the collection of biological and psychological responses that are triggered when we witness violence. Common shock is treatable, and she explains how we can heal from it.
Growl follows Kim Stallwood’s journey from slaughterhouse worker to vegan activist. He explains the importance of understanding four key values in animal rights, which leads us to discover our connection with not only animals but also ourselves.
Katrina Shields guides us through each step of social awareness and activism. She also addresses ways to avoid burnout, including exercises for both individuals and groups.
The obstacles we currently face because of materialism, environmental destruction, and injustice may seem overwhelming, but educator Zoe Weil shows us that change doesn’t have to start with an army—it can start with us.
Caregivers to victims of violence are at risk for developing stress-related, traumatic symptoms. This book brings together some of the best thinkers in the trauma field, who explain how to prevent and manage such “secondary traumatic stress.”
Paul Loeb tells stories of ordinary people who have found fulfillment in social involvement and compels us to move from passivity to participation. An antidote to cynicism, this book awakens the desire and ability to make our actions count.
This app provides everyday mindfulness and meditation for stress, anxiety, sleep, focus, fitness, and more.
Journaling has many benefits, and The Five Minute Journal app makes it easy to do on the go.
The Power of Now takes readers on an inspiring spiritual journey to find their true and deepest self and reach the ultimate in personal growth and spirituality: the discovery of truth and light.
Anxiety, guilt, pessimism, procrastination, low self-esteem, and other “black holes” of depression can be cured without drugs. Eminent psychiatrist David D. Burns, M.D., outlines scientifically proven techniques for developing a positive outlook.
The How of Happiness is a comprehensive guide to understanding the elements of happiness based on years of scientific research.
Your ability to communicate effectively is seriously hampered if you can’t assert yourself constructively. The Assertiveness Workbook contains effective cognitive behavioral techniques to help you become more assertive.