Book I am listening to: Foks This Ain’t Normal by Joel Salatin
Joel Salatin is one of my heroes. He is a farmer from Virginia who tells it like it is without pulling any punches. I first heard of Joel in Michael Pollan’s book Omnivore’s Dilemma (one of my all-time favorite reads). He is a genius at creating and implementing sustainable farming practices that actually leave the land healthier year after year. If you are interested in finding out how to implement small changes in your life to avoid living a “modern lifestyle” rich in lifestyle diseases, isolation and a lack of purpose, this is the perfect book for you. If you believe that there is something really satisfying about a hard days work, about contributing positively to the community you live in and about living a simple life, then Joel’s message will be a great reminder that this can still exist in 2020.
Class I am helping to teach: Goal Setting Workshop at ALCW
On Thursday, January 16th at 6:15 PM, Rachel Freeman and myself will be giving a game changing workshop on goal setting for 2020! The class will include worksheets and handouts you will be able to fill in to gain clarity on what you really want next year. This class will focus on health but can also be applied to your finances, relationships, spirituality and so much more. There is NO CHARGE for the class, but please RSVP by either signing up in the office or call (858) 312-5066 to let us know how many people in your party will be attending. Everyone is welcome!
Quote I am loving: “Know your food, know your farmers and know your kitchen.” ~ Joel Salatin from “Folks This Ain’t Normal”
Almost no one actually knows where their food comes from these days. This is one of the most odd things about the modern world. Previously, almost all we thought about was where our food was coming from, how to gather it and how to prepare it. This disassociation with our food, farmers and kitchen has had disastrous health effects on our population. The good news is that it doesn’t have to be this way. Please go to your local farmers market, introduce yourself and ask if you can visit a few farms. Become someone who cares, who is informed and who validates the efforts of small scale farming practices.