4 Saturdays ago, December 5, was World Soil Day.
As we posted last month, the importance of our soil cannot be understated and we are excited to celebrate and learn about building and sustaining this life-giving “skin of the earth.”
Six years ago, Jessica Jesse saw her son experience improper hospital treatment for a medical condition.
When the crisis was over and he returned home, the healing began.
Frustrated with drugs, Jesse started looking into ways to leave the pharmaceuticals behind and pursue a more holistic way of doing things via a combination of nutrition and contemplative practices (meditation, prayer, mindfulness).
Stability and health returned…to both of their lives.
They found such power in this approach that Jesse wanted to share it with the world.
In 1969, the macro view the world was able to see of our planet for the first time in a photo taken by Apollo 8 astronauts (later to be called “Earthrise”) was one of the main inspirations of the modern environmental movement.
Giving form to what was previously just a concept—that we are all just floating on a “blue marble” in an infinite universe—this photo of our Earth, giant, beautiful, and vulnerable, gave people a concrete image of what we need to protect.
College: those formative years when you pursue knowledge, find your independent voice, hopefully, fall in love and, of course, attend daily guided group meditations in your dorm after counseling with your nutrition coach, right?
What would it be like to live in a town where sustainability is a true way of life? Where “walkability” leads to easy community connections (meeting neighbors!) and a reduction or elimination of auto traffic?
Where art is a part of life?
Where a nature connection is as easy as stepping outside your front door? Where does a 25-acre organic farm serve as the local grocery store and community hub?
Mike Robbins is a world-renowned author, speaker, and seminar leader, who has appeared on ABC News and the Oprah radio network, as well as in Forbes, the Washington Post, and Ladies Home Journal.
He’s a true Wellness Warrior, working for the betterment of people everywhere and helping them find their authentic selves.
“Hope is the thing with feathers, that perches in the soul, and sings the tune without the words, and never stops at all.” —Emily Dickinson
Feeling like you could use a little hopefulness in all the dark news about the future of food?
Then turn to Food Tank—it really raises the national conversation about food and sustainability.
It’s nice to know that CSPI is hitting it out of the park once again.
America needs to change its eating habits—and it’s not just because we’re putting too many notches in our belts.
Much of the food that we eat and produce is hurting us and the planet.
A few weeks ago we praised of the Dietary Guidelines Advisory Committee’s (DGAC) predicted recommendations.