Thoughts on a Thursday

The state agricultural department instructs us to spray a poison to kill the grass to plant a native wildflower garden. The road department leaves years of trash on the roadside but not the trees or bushes. We grow crops to feed cows, and cows to feed diet-related disease and sickness. The government subsidizes foods thatContinue reading “Thoughts on a Thursday”

Truth

Over the last 6 years, I have spent thousands of hours pondering my 20 year career in the diet and fitness industry, my own personal experience with diets, workouts and the what, why, when, where and who of is to blame for the epidemics of diet-related disease and sickness. This pondering has been no easyContinue reading “Truth”

You have to change

“In other words, if you are fearful of the destruction of the environment, then learn to quit being an environmental parasite. We all are, in one way or another, and the remedies are not always obvious, though they certainly will always be difficult. They require a new kind of life – harder, more laborious, poorerContinue reading “You have to change”

Soror Terra

There she laysNakedDesecratedBy the handsOf those she trustedDeceivedSeduced by their prayersAnd promises of affection Her heart was openWanting desperately to shareHer gifts with themWilling to freely giveAll that was hers She held nothing backHer beauty and fertilityWere visible and abundantHer charms were hypnotizingHer wit alluring Everyone could seeThe colors and shades of her personalityWere beyondContinue reading “Soror Terra”

Peter Maurin(1877-1949)

I have discovered Peter by way of Dorothy Day. Very thought provoking and completely applicable to explain where we find ourselves today…pretending there is a moral high ground in identity politics, believing war can make peace and that the government can save us from consuming this world and ourselves to death. When Christ is KingContinue reading “Peter Maurin(1877-1949)”

Let it be me

Let it be me Who opens my eyes To receive the beauty Filling the skies Let it be me Who opens my mouth To eat the truth That you speak out Let it me  Who opens my ears To the sounds of silence Flowing through tears Let it be me  Who opens my heart ToContinue reading “Let it be me”

Who Are You Listening To?

Excerpt from Let Food Be Thy Gift Who are you listening to? Advice detached from love, truth and intimate relationships is easy to market, sell and consume because it tastes and feels good. But it does little to provide the deep nourishment that we desperately need to live as we are designed, to be healthyContinue reading “Who Are You Listening To?”

Look at the results

At some point, we are going to have to understand that we cannot outsmart the way we are naturally designed to Breathe, Listen, Ask, Look and Move. If we deprive our human being design of the things that we need, then our spirits, hearts, minds and bodies will make up for that deprivation somewhere, somehowContinue reading “Look at the results”

Let your light shine

Can we stop using labels to describe ourselves and others? Why you ask? Because they are not only disconnecting us, inciting fear, roadblocking relationships and sabotaging communities but they are stunting our own personal growth and development. I am so tired of labels. They are beyond ridiculous and they do not- in anyway communicate- whoContinue reading “Let your light shine”

Loneliness

“It is the most basic human loneliness that threatens us and is so hard to face. Too often we will do everything possible to avoid the confrontation with the experience of being alone, and sometimes we are able to create the most ingenious devices to prevent ourselves from being reminded of this condition. Our cultureContinue reading “Loneliness”