A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation

A Bright Clean Mind: Veganism for Creative Transformation

by Camille DeAngelis


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Explore the Connection Between Diet and Creativity

…discover how to wake up your life force by embracing a more connected way of living and eating.” ―Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager

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Go vegan for a better life and world. If we can employ our imagination to create worlds from scratch, we can surely use our imaginative power to envision a new way of seeing ourselves in relation to the animals we eat. On the other side of this brain transformation is a lifestyle that is ideal for our own health and emotional well-being and is much more environmentally sustainable.

You can find vegan food everywhere. When people ask how author and certified vegan lifestyle coach Camille DeAngelis feels satisfied on a vegan diet, she thinks of the moment in James and the Giant Peach when the Grasshopper and the Centipede fret that they have nothing to eat until James points out that they're traveling inside an enormous piece of fruit. There is plenty, Camille reminds us in A Bright Clean Mind, a self-help motivational book for artists and creatives. Everything we could ever want to eat, and more, is all around us.

Improve your workflow. Camille believes that creative hobbies and habits reinvigorate one's primary work. But she knits, sews, embroiders, and bakes for the pleasure of it, too. Her productivity and brain power have been remarkable since going vegan in 2012, and even more importantly, she no longer feels any of the frustration or uncertainty artists tend to accept as part of the creative process.

A Bright Clean Mind is perfect for every creative suffering from brain fog. Discover:

  • The effect your diet may be having on your creativity and mood
  • Examples of how going vegan is giving yourself brain food
  • Ways to incorporate a vegan diet into your busy life

If you liked Brain Food, Breaking the Habit of Being Yourself, or Grain Brain, you’ll love A Bright Clean Mind.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781642500745
Publisher: Mango Media
Publication date: 10/15/2019
Pages: 266
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

Camille DeAngelis is the author of several novels, a travel guide to Ireland, and Life Without Envy: Ego Management for Creative People. Her young adult novel Bones & All won an Alex Award from the American Library Association in 2016. Camille is a certified vegan lifestyle coach and educator through Main Street Vegan® Academy, and she lives in New England. Visit her online at www.cometparty.com.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents


An Epiphany in Slow Motion
What’s in This Book
What Is Veganism?
How to Use Google to Learn about Veganism
Common Stereotypes and Misconceptions about Vegans and Veganism
This Book Is for You

Part I: Sticking Points

Halcyon On and On
This Life of Verve & Loathing
Lighting the Lamps in the Mind and Heart
Rendezvous with Fate
New Channels of Thought
Ordinary Cruelty
Wallpaper Girl
The Well at World’s End
A Small and Certain Thing
FOMO or Faux Moo?
To Learn Something Is to Lose Something

Part II: Experiments and Explorations + Conversations with Vegan Artists

A Conversation with Yitzy Holton-Hinshaw and Colin Weeks
Libri et Brassica
A Q&A with Nicola McLean
Pulling a One-Eighty
A Q&A with Henry Lien
All This Power, How Can I Be Afraid?
A Conversation with Josephine Skapare
Soft Animal Bodies, Yours and Mine and Theirs
A Q&A with Fiber Artist Heidi Braacx
The Handmade Wardrobe
A Conversation with Nava Atlas
A Mirror Facing a Mirror
A Conversation with Cynthia King
Where’s Wilbur?
A Conversation with Janyce Denise Glasper
Twilight Zone Redux
A Conversation with Alec Thibodeau
The Edible Woods
A Q&A with Tanya O’Callaghan
Straight-Edge Cinderella
A Conversation with Lacresha Berry
The Gold in the Shadow
A Conversation with Melanie Light
Scuba Diving as a Spiritual Practice
A Conversation with Debra Diane
Life in Technicolor
A Conversation with Maya Gottfried
Vegan for the Future
A Conversation with Donald Vincent

Part III: Tips & Resources

This Is Not an “Impossible Dream”
If You Can Move, You Can Dance
Further Reading, Resources, and Inspiration
About the Author

What People are Saying About This

From the Publisher

“A Bright Clean Mind guides creators towards a path of enlightened eating. Making a connection between a vegan diet and impeccable creative expression, Camille DeAngelis recounts her own life story and those of other creatives who have come to the conclusion that eating animals interferes with getting into the visionary zone. All of this aligns with what Ayurveda explained 5,000 years ago, consuming a sattvic diet(light, plant-based foods) will lead to a wise and brilliant mind. If you are a maker or an artist who feels anxious, depressed or just plain not feeling up to par, I urge you to read this book. In the pages you will discover how to wake up your life force by embracing a more connected way of living and eating.”
—Elise Marie Collins, author of Super Ager: You Can Look Younger, Have More Energy, A Better Memory and Live a Long and Healthy Life

“Camille DeAngelis roundly disproves the theory that plant-eaters are somber moralists. Far from it. Getting to peer into the lives and creative processes of these vegan visionaries makes me want to write and dance and organize my cupboards and make a tofu frittata.”

—Victoria Moran, author of Creating a Charmed Life and Main Street Vegan

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