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Melanie Joy

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The psychology of oppression and healthy relationships with nature, others and ourselves with Dr. Melanie Joy, author & psychologist

Why We Care

In today’s episode I’m chatting with Dr. Melanie Joy, a Harvard-educated psychologist specialising in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She’s the author of several books, including the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. She’s also the Founding President of Beyond Carnism, an organisation working to expose and transform carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals.Want to dive deeper?Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/melanie-joy-melanie-joy/why-we-love-dogs-eat-pigs-and-wear-cows/9781590035016Getting Relationships Right - https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/melanie-joy/getting-relationships-right/9780369356604Melanie’s other books - https://www.melaniejoy.org/booksMelanie’s podcast ‘Just Beings’ - https://www.instagram.com/justbeingspod/Beyond Carnism - https://carnism.org/Cultivate healthy connections in your life, find your community (in person or online)Be kind to yourself, ask yourself every day ‘do I feel in balance?’Formula for healthy relating: practice integrity + honour dignity = connection and securityMelanie’s book recommendationsWho Cares Wins by Lily Cole - https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/lily-cole/who-cares-wins/9780241309148Books by Thich Nhat Hanh - https://www.wob.com/en-gb/category/all?search=thich%20nhat%20hanh Us by Terrence Real - https://www.waterstones.com/book/us/terrence-real/9781529906721Animal Liberation by Peter Singer - https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/peter-singer/animal-liberation/9781847923844A More Just Future by Dolly Chugh - https://www.wob.com/en-gb/books/dolly-chugh/more-just-future/9781982157609Little linksDr. Melanie Joy on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/drmelaniejoy/Beyond Carnism on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/beyondcarnism/Why We Care on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/whywecarepodcast/Tiphaine on Instagram - https://www.instagram.com/tiphainemarie_/ Hosted on Acast. See acast.com/privacy for more information.


11 Jan 2023

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Ep.121 Evanna Lynch and Dr Melanie Joy on their new podcast, Just Beings

The Simply Vegan Podcast

Part one: Have you tried the new Cathedral City Plant-Based cheese yet?! Find out whether it's worth the trip to Tesco on today's episode! Holly and Molly also review vegan seafood from Omni Foods, Shaken Other dairy-free milkshakes and brand new pizzas from Crosta & Mollica.Part two: Harry Potter star Evanna Lynch and psychologist Dr Melanie Joy join Holly to discuss their new podcast, Just Beings. Find out how they met, why they decided to launch it and the topics covered – including wellbeing, mental health, advocacy and the importance of staying true to your values. Sign up to our podcast newsletter to stay up to date with the latest episodes and try an issue of Vegan Food & Living for just 99p! Music by Purple PlanetSupport your favourite vegan podcast and help us to keep going!• Become a patron at patreon.com/simplyvegan and access video interviews, live chats and free downloads• Visit veganfoodandliving.com and try our delicious recipes• Tag us in your social posts, @veganfoodandliving• Share this episode with a friend• Try an issue of Vegan Food and Living magazine for just 99pMusic by Purple Planet


22 Sep 2022

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Ep. 162: Melanie Joy - The One Word That Explains Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows


We’re going to introduce you to a word today that may be new but is something many of us unknowingly participate in on a daily basis. That word is “carnism.” Melanie Joy coined the word in her work as a Harvard-educated psychologist and author specializing in the psychology of eating animals, social transformation, and relationships. What exactly is carnism? It’s the Invisible belief system in our culture that conditions us to eat certain animals and not others. Her book title actually sums it up perfectly, Why we Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. From birth, we’re conditioned to believe that cows, chickens, pigs, and fish are food…and, here in America, dogs and cats are pets. We don’t even question it. The fact that this belief system is so ingrained in our culture is, in fact, carnism.  But, my friends, the tide is turning as people are waking up and becoming more aware that,  We don’t have to consume animals to survive and thrive There are better and more humane ways to treat animals – ALL of which deserve respect and dignity And, we simply don’t have to act against our core values as empathetic human beings Awareness is the first step and with awareness, we are better able to think freely and act compassionately, to create healthier and more fulfilling relationships and a more equitable and sustainable world. Episode Timestamps 11:00 Melanie’s Journey to veganism 15:25 Helping us understand carnism and how we’re a part of this invisible belief system 19:48 Carnism conditions us to act against our core values of compassion and empathy 24:00 In one day, more farm animals are slaughtered than the total number of people killed in all wars throughout history 24:30 Why carnism is a system of oppression and was this a big master plan? 26:00 Examples of carnistic defense mechanisms -  30:00 The Three “N” - normal, necessary, and natural  32:40 How do we piece the veil of carnism and start to dismantle the system? When you become aware of the system, you’re much less likely to be hijacked by it. 38:00 Are there classes and resources to learn more and develop effective communication skills around these topics? 38:42 Are we in a “meatocracy?” 41:06 How can this be so invisible if it’s so pervasive? 46:00 Why self-care and self-compassion are so important for change  50:58 How do we lower the bar for compassion and make it easier for people to make choices that align more with their values? 54:45 Is she hopeful about the future? 59:55 Are there countries around the world that are heading in the right direction? 1:05:15 carism.org truly is a service organization Episode Resources Watch the Episode on YouTube Episode Webpage Buy Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows Carnism.org Center for Effective Vegan Advocacy To stock up on the best-tasting, most convenient, 100% PLANTSTRONG foods, check out all of our PLANTSTRONG products HERE. Give us a like on the PLANTSTRONG Facebook Page and check out what being PLANSTRONG is all about. We always keep it stocked full of new content and updates, tips for healthy living, delicious recipes, and you can even catch me LIVE on there! We’ve also got an Instagram! Check us out and share your favorite PLANTSTRONG products and why you love it! Don’t forget to tag us using #goplantstrong 🌱💪 Want to live your best PLANTSTRONG life? Join our exclusive PLANTSTRONG Community of friendly, plant-loving peeps! This is a goldmine of resources, recipes, and incredible support to feed your PLANTSTRONG life. Theme Music for Episode

1hr 10mins

22 Sep 2022

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Melanie Joy - How to Get Relationships Right

How To Academy Podcast

Relationships are complicated. Yet it's an unfortunate reality that while most of us have to learn complex geometry that we'll probably never use, we don't get a single formal lesson in how to relate to others.In conversation with David Malone, Melanie Joy reveals the common psychological dynamics that underlie all kinds of relationships. Understanding these dynamics can enable you to make all your relationships healthier and more resilient, and help you contribute to creating a better world. Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

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2 Sep 2022

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Evanna Lynch and Melanie Joy on Just Beings

Just Beings

“How do we all occupy space on this planet in a way that does justice to our own dignity? How do we reclaim our own dignity and honor the dignity of others?” These are among the questions that hosts Evanna Lynch and Dr. Melanie Joy will be exploring on the Just Beings podcast.  In this episode, Evanna and Melanie kick off the show with an intimate conversation in which they recall how they bonded over their shared solutionary approach to addressing injustice, highlight the importance of striking the right balance between personal development and social impact, and discuss why the conversations they’ll be having on the show are so needed at this moment in time. They also introduce the formula for healthy relating—and explore how we can all begin practicing this formula in our everyday lives in order to work toward a more just world. Check out Evanna’s book, The Opposite of Butterfly Hunting. Follow Evanna on social media: Instagram Facebook Learn more about Melanie’s work at melaniejoy.org.  Follow Melanie on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter Learn about Beyond Carnism, the nonprofit organization founded by Melanie, at carnism.org.  Follow Just Beings on social media: Instagram Facebook Twitter This episode was edited by Andrew Sims.


23 Aug 2022

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Ep106. How to talk to non-vegans, with Dr Melanie Joy

The Simply Vegan Podcast

For today's interview, we're joined by Dr Melanie Joy – author of Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs and Wear Cows and founder of advocacy group Beyond Carnism. We discuss what prompted her to go vegetarian and then vegan, what carnism means, and why our systems are structured to make us believe it's OK to support harm to animals. She shares her views on how and why society has a bias towards meat eating, why carnivores get defensive, and why there are negative vegan stereotypes in which we are deemed over-emotional and irrational. Should we try to convert people? How can we cope with that sense of urgency to turn people vegan? And how should we talk to our loved ones about veganism?  Dr Melanie Joy answers all these questions and more as she outlines how we can be  effective ambassadors for veganism without causing a divide.Music by Purple PlanetOur best-selling magazine, Vegan Food & Living, is packed with fresh, nutritional recipes and you can try an issue for just 99p by visiting veganfoodandliving.com/podcast, or using code PODCAST when you order with us. Choose between our print and digital plus membership to receive the latest issue to your door or to your device, along with having easy access to 1000’s of plant-based recipes at your fingertips in our fully searchable digital magazine archive.Support your favourite vegan podcast and help us to keep going!• Become a patron at patreon.com/simplyvegan and access video interviews, live chats and free downloads• Visit veganfoodandliving.com and try our delicious recipes• Tag us in your social posts, @veganfoodandliving• Share this episode with a friend• Try an issue of Vegan Food and Living magazine for just 99pMusic by Purple Planet


23 Jun 2022

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Melanie Joy || Stepping Into Our Feminine Essence

Drop Into The Härt

Joe Hawley Newsletter: https://www.joe-hawley.com/ This week we have my great friend Melanie Barrett on the podcast! With a Bachelor of Science in International Business and 10 years of Project Management in the Corporate Setting of Design Build, Melanie pivoted her career for the love of people and healing. After 18 years of raising her daughter as a single mom, giving back to others is where Melanie’s passion lies. Powerful in the embodiment of balanced energy, Melanie's ability to transmute & alchemize stories of her own adversity empower others to stand in their unwavering truth & own their fullest expression in life. In this episode, we discuss our societies lack of rites of passage and what we lost when we don’t collectively put ourselves through death/rebirth processes. Melanie also explains her understanding of the Matriarchy, The Hero/Heroin’s Journey, and the importance of healing the mother energy within us all. Finally, we discuss how we can use our traumatic experiences to heal and become stronger versions of ourselves. You’re going to love this one! On her website, you can check out her Roadmap to Masculine & Feminine Attributes, as well as her new mini course on Aspects of Divine Creation as it relates to Deities of Eastern Mythology. You can also check out her 1:1 coaching program, and pre order her book today, launching September 6, 2022, to read more about HerStory. Melanie is available for workshops, speaking events, retreats, somatic work, and so much more.   Join the Inner Circle Community for bonus material, community spotlights, workshops, movement & yoga, and so much more! If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts Tools and works discussed in this episode: The Heroin’s Journey - Maureen MurdockThe Artist’s Way - Julia Campbell Connect with Melanie Barrett:Instagram | @melanie___joyBook Melanie | Melanie Joy Speaks Website | Sacred Heart Sound HealingConnect with JoeWebsite | www.joe-hawley.comWebsite | The Härt CollectiveLinkedIn | Joe HawleyInstagram | @joe.hawley Check out growmotely.com Are you ready to find deeper meaning and purpose in life? Join The Härt Collective’s Inner Circle Community, your tribe awaits! The Härt Collective course | Fear AlchemyHart Collective Retreats: https://www.thehartcollective.com/events Check out my reality based podcast with my wife Sarah, Love 'n Life If You Enjoy This Show Please Subscribe and Give Us a 5-Star Rating ★★★★★ and Review on Apple Podcasts Quantum Coffee is a show that provides deep, powerful, insightful conversations with top thought leaders and experts in the field of holistic healing in all areas including the physical, mental, emotional and spiritual bodies. We curiously discuss esoteric topics, spirituality, alternative healing modalities, sacred plant medicine and psychedelics along with personal stories of transformation, healing and growth with the intention to share the wisdom, knowledge and personal experiences of the these leaders who are paving the way in order to inspire change, both personally and collectively, so that we may step into a new reality, together. Join our host, Joe Hawley, a former NFL starting center, who, after playing for 8 seasons with the Atlanta Falcons and Tampa Bay Buccaneers, went on his own journey towards healing. He is now on a mission to inspire others courageous enough to walk their own path towards self-realization, healing and growth. Inspirations for the show include Aubrey Marcus, Russell Brand, Duncan Trussell, Zach Bush, Jesse Elder, Deepak Chopra, Tim Kennedy and so many more. Special thanks to my podcast producer, Graham Dern for being the creative talent behind the music heard in this episode!

1hr 45mins

16 May 2022

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Melanie Joy: Why We (Still) Love Dogs, Eat Pigs And, Wear Cows

Species Unite

Species Unite will return in a few weeks with Season 8. Until then, we are re-sharing some of our favorite episodes. Today's is a conversation with Melanie Joy.  Melanie Joy is a Harvard-educated psychologist, specializing in the psychology of eating animals, social transformation, and relationships. She is the award-winning author of six books, including the best-selling, Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows. She is the founder of the non-profit, Beyond Carnism, dedicated to exposing and transforming carnism, the invisible belief system that conditions people to eat certain animals.  Melanie is a recipient of the Ahimsa award for her work on global nonviolence. This award was previously given to the Dalai Lama and Nelson Mandela. She also received both the Peter Singer Prize and the Empty Cages Prize for her work developing strategies to reduce the suffering of animals.  Melanie’s TEDx talk called, Toward Rational Authentic Food Choices has received over 800,000 views. No matter what your diet consists of, I hope that this conversation will inspire you to delve a little deeper into the systems and beliefs that quietly run the show when it comes to the psychology of what (and who) we eat.  Learn More About Melanie Joy Learn More About Beyond Carnism Follow Beyond Carnism of Facebook Follow Beyond Carnism on Instagram


5 May 2022

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Melanie Joy, Author of "Getting Relationships Right"

The Angel Quest Show with Karen Noé


2 Apr 2022

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Beyond Carnism with Melanie Joy

Future Based Podcast

Melanie Joy, PhD, is a Harvard-educated psychologist specializing in relationships, communication, and social transformation. She is the award-winning author of six books, including the bestselling Why We Love Dogs, Eat Pigs, and Wear Cows and Getting Relationships Right: How to Build Resilience and Thrive in Life, Love, and Work. Joy is also an internationally Het bericht Beyond Carnism with Melanie Joy verscheen eerst op Future Based.


27 Jan 2022