Community and Connection

Rivers and Why We Need One Another

9/6/16 |

Many years ago I was in a raft on the Colorado River deep in the heart of the Grand Canyon. My nervous hands clenched a thin rope as we glided into the top of Crystal rapid (one of the big ones), and a fraction of a moment later I was deep underwater, holding nothing as my body hurtled through churning, wild water …Read More

Farm Fresh Food and Community

4/29/15 |

I have a bright, shining love that’s always alight for the farmers and sustainable farming advocates and educators of the world. Our farmers are nothing less than the talented, committed, resourceful and incredibly hard working people who week after week connect us with the healthiest food around. We’ll be visiting area farmers markets nearly every week this …Read More

Healing Guts and Living Well at Two Chicks Farm

3/18/15 |

Last fall our friends Debbie and Audrey of Two Chicks Farm took some valuable time to meet with me and talk about their wonderful health-promoting business. I hope you’ll spend a moment with these two folks who took the opportunity to turn the potential devastation of a layoff into a whole new life path, taking …Read More

Grow Well 2014 Year in Review

1/13/15 |

Celebrate a year of wonderful learning and work for Grow Well with us! I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this activity to your action list, you must be logged in. Log In

Autumn Roots | Farming Health Series

11/14/14 |

Nothing makes me want to eat wonderful food more than a garden tour with a joyful farmer.  Here’s Carolyn at Sweet Pea Farm talking with us about some exciting root crops of the fall/winter season – daikon radish, turnips and rutabaga!  You can find these at your local market or at many grocery stores (or grow …Read More

Teaching Food & Health with Lee Newlin | Farming Health Series

10/31/14 |

Sometimes you luck out and cross paths with amazing people in life. This happened to me several years back when I met Lee and Larry Newlin at a sustainable agriculture conference.* Together, they have created Peaceful River Farm and Lee’s Healthy Cooking, two ventures near Chapel Hill, NC that form a dynamic, living example and inspiration for the healing …Read More

Energizing Breaks

10/3/14 |

When our energy is low, many of us turn to unsatisfying, unhealthy or ineffective choices to get us through. We grab a snack that sends our bodies on a ride, we get lost in our computers or televisions or we power through and ignore the fatigue. Our productivity, vitality and happiness are often dampened, and our wellbeing …Read More

Holy Basil (Tulsi) | Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Holy Basil plants they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  We grew Holy Basil for the first time this year – it smells amazing, attracts pollinators and tastes delicious. …Read More

Roselle Hibiscus |Farming Health Series

10/3/14 |

Our friends at Waterdog Farms were gracious in taking precious time out of a beautiful, chilly Tuesday to talk with me about the Roselle Hibiscus they are growing.  Farmer Rickie introduces his beautiful crop in this video.  (I can tell you that eating the calyx, as Rickie shows here,  has become a new favorite pastime …Read More

One Mindful Meal per Day

9/19/14 |

Mindful eating is an incredibly powerful way to slow ourselves down and begin to get related to the food we are eating and its impact on our wellbeing.  Many of our habits about how we eat, the foods we choose and why we choose them happen unconsciously, so controlling these habits, as we often try to …Read More

Habit Energy and the Joy of Business

9/5/14 |

The horse is running quickly, and on its back the rider seems to be urgently heading somewhere important. Someone along the path calls out, “Where are you going?” and the rider responds, “I don’t know, ask the horse!” – classic Zen teaching. The galloping horse describes the concept of “habit energy,” and captures quite accurately the “force” of habit that runs much of …Read More

10-Min-A-Day Challenge Wrap-up Video

6/25/14 | 50 Comments

If you were in the 10-Min-A-Day Challenge, my hat is off to you, with a big smile of appreciation.  This was a wonderful inaugural challenge.  Check out this little video that captures some of the magic.   I want to try this (add to my List) Forget to Log In? Hello! In order to add this …Read More

July Daily Kindness Challenge

6/25/14 |

We need no research (though more and more exists) to support the idea that kindness toward self and others forms a powerful basis for deeper happiness and health.  Did you know it can even change your brain chemistry? We have created the Daily Kindness Challenge as a structure to support you in raising your personal level of kindness. …Read More

Take 5 on the Farm | Chicks in the Grass

5/21/14 |

This was filmed the day these sweet little ones were finally ready to venture outdoors.  These chicks are three different breeds, Cuckoo Maran which are black, Light Brahmas which are large and white, and Bantam Silkies who are small fluffy scene-stealers.  They came to us from a trusted local source, but upon further inquiry we learned that …Read More

10-Min-A-Day Challenge (May 22-June 20)

5/14/14 | 3 Comments

Next week we’re launching our first initiative to Grow Well as a group. We invite you to select one thing in your life that you’d like to focus your attention on for 10 minutes a day for 30 days. What will you take on? What kind of difference will this make in your life? Invite …Read More