Victoria Moran has been a Main Street Vegan for almost 30 years and is the bestselling author of eleven books, including Creating a Charmed Life (in 30 languages around the world) and the plant-based weight loss classic, The Love-Powered Diet. Her college thesis became Compassion the Ultimate Ethic: An Exploration of Veganism, originally published in 1985 and the first work on vegan philosophy and practice to come from a major publisher. Victoria is also an inspirational speaker and monologist, a corporate spokesperson, certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and founder of Main Street Vegan Academy, training and certifying vegan lifestyle coaches.
Cited by VegNews among the Top 10 Contemporary Vegetarian Authors, Victoria appeared twice on The Oprah Winfrey Show and she’s one of the celebrity coaches for PCRM’s 21-Day Vegan Kickstart. Her articles have appeared in Yoga Journal, Mothering, Natural Health, Woman’s Day, Martha Stewart’s Whole Living, VegNews, and Vegetarian Times. Her work has been noted in USA Today, the Chicago Tribune, the Washington Post, Self, Elle, Glamour, Allure, and O, the Oprah Magazine.
A native of Kansas City, Missouri, and an enthusiastic immigrant to New York City, Moran lives with her husband, writer and musician, William Melton, in a “green” condo in Harlem. Her daughter, Adair, and son-in-law, Nick, are neighbors a few blocks north. (For information on Victoria’s other books, speaking, etc., visit her author site, www.victoriamoran.com. Follow her on Twitter: @Victoria_Moran.)
Adair Moran: A Main Street Vegan from birth, Adair grew up in Kansas City, Missouri, and now lives in New York City. She has been working in NYC as an actress, playwright, and stunt peformer since 2000. When she’s not performing, writing or being set on fire, she enjoys growing her own fruits and vegetables and rehabilitating wild birds in her East Harlem backyard. Adair is married to vegetarian actor Nicholas Alexiy Moran (creator of the “Nick’s Holiday Pancakes” recipe featured in Main Street Vegan) and they are proud parents to two adorable rescued dogs, Oliver and Tala. You can learn more about Adair’s performing career at www.adairmoran.com and catch up with her urban farming adventures at www.harlemfarm.blogspot.com. Follow her on Twitter @AdairMoran
What do pigs, the planet, many Hollywood celebrities and your waistline all have in common? They want you to go vegan – whether right this minute, or at your own pace. Maybe you’re intrigued about the vegan life but worry that it’s expensive. Or you’ve tried it but gave up because it seemed too hard. Or you just plain worry about seeming like a cow-hugging weirdo (you can, of course, hug cows without being weird). Every new vegan has concerns like these, and we can help you address each one of them.
We wrote Main Street Vegan to provide information and support to anyone, anywhere who wants to move veganward. We’re Victoria Moran – an Oprah-featured author of eleven books (accounting for the good fortune of the media mentions, right), a certified holistic health counselor (HHC, AADP), and a vegan of nearly three decades – and daughter Adair Moran, a lifelong vegan who’s grown up to be an actor, playwright, wildlife rehabilitator, and stunt performer (in case you thought vegans were wimpy: Not).
Another exciting aspect of Main Street Vegan is the MSV Academy, a training program for Main Street Vegan Lifestyle Coaches — click the Academy tab for more information. And I (Victoria) am a Vegan Lifestyle Coach — if you’d like a little navigating on your vegan voyage, click the Coaching tab.
Click here to check out Main Street Vegan in the “Books Ellen Reads” section of the Ellen Degeneres Show site!
Victoria on Good Morning Texas:
Thu May 03 07:56:20 PDT 2012
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