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Episode 425: Lani Muelrath and Fern Levitt

By Jasmin and Mariann — March 03, 2018

This week, Jasmin Singer talks to Lani Muelrath, author of The Mindful Vegan: A 30-Day Plan for Finding Health, Balance, Peace, and Happiness about the power of mindfulness, the intersections of mindfulness and veganism, and the simple steps you can take to living a more grounded, mindful life. Lani Muelrath, M.A., is an award-winning health educator, celebrated speaker and the author of three best-selling books. Lani has been vegetarian/vegan for 45 years and has been teaching in health and wellness for more over four decades She has been practicing mindfulness meditation for over 25 years, and is recognized as a thought leader and pioneer in transition to plant-based nutrition and in the integration of vegan living and mindfulness practice.

Then, Mariann Sullivan talks to filmmaker Fern Levitt about her powerful new film, Sled Dogs, the first documentary to penetrate through the dark curtain of the sled dog industry including the renowned “Iditarod”; and reveal the abusive treatment of “man’s best friend”. Sled Dogs recently won Best Director and Best Documentary at Whistler Film Festival 2016. Fern Levitt is an international award winning documentary producer and director who has covered stories of some of the world’s leading activists for human rights. Recently, her passions have changed to now documenting the welfare of animals starting with this year’s acclaimed film, “Sled Dogs”.

Plus, Mariann covers this week’s News and Rising Anxieties!

As always, the award-winning weekly Our Hen House podcast is hosted by Mariann Sullivan and Jasmin Singer.


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