Thinking for yourself

Thinking For Yourself

(Approximately a 6 minute read)

Thinking for yourself, to me, means understanding what influences your thoughts, questioning everything, and then making your own informed decisions with consideration for the short and long-term consequences to yourself and other living beings.

Aside from building more autonomy and self-reliance into your life, this kind of thinking will help dismantle the existing growth-at-all-costs system that relies on consumers who don't think for themselves.

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On Eating Meat

On Eating Meat

​(This post is approximately a 7 to 9 minute read.)

​​​"Happy meat" comes from animals raised in ecosystems, not cages, and ​​​never crowded or rushed.

We eat only happy meat – meat from our own animals that lived happy lives as part of a complete ecosystem, not in pens or cages, ​and without ​stress and tension ​caused by crowding, rushing, or inappropriate ​feeds ​or medications. 

Could you produce some of your own animal foods even if you don't live on acreage? 

What if you can't, or don't want, to raise your own animals? Can you still eat happy meat?

What if you've chosen a vegetarian or vegan lifestyle to care for animals and protect them from exploitation?

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How Did Organ Meats Become “Offal” (Awful)?

How Did Organ Meats Become "Awful" (Offal)?

​(Approximately a 7 minute read)

​​​Organ meats were the animals' most precious gift to humanity.

Universally, in traditional cultures, organ meats were eaten first, with reverence, and often raw.

A family or community gathered around a carcass, gave thanks and honored the life of the animal, then ate the precious organs before processing the rest of the meat. Organ meats were the animals’ most nutritious, most powerful, gift to humanity.

In modern society, we tend to be repelled by the idea of eating organ meats. What happened?

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An Illusion of Independence

An Illusion of Independence

(Approximately a 4 minute read)

In the modern world, independent individuals and nuclear families are artificially sustained by a fossil fuel dependent, growth-at-all-costs system that cannot last. 

The alternative that most appeals to me is a world in which we live interdependently – in direct relationship with each other and with the web of life that can sustain us indefinitely, so long as we care for it as the extension of ourselves that it really is. 

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Real Milk

​Real Milk

(Approximately an 8 minute read)

There's something so peaceful about hand milking, about being in the presence of a ​calm cow, who is calm, in part, because her calf is with her. And there's something so "right" about bringing that billy full of warm, frothy, just-out-of-the-cow milk into my kitchen.

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Growing Up – For Adults

Growing Up - For Adults

(Approximately a 6 minute read)

Growing up for adults is choosing never to stop growing. 

It's what you do if you decide that rather than live a life and think thoughts prescribed by the circumstances of your upbringing and by the prevailing cultural norms, you’re going to live a life designed by YOU.

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Expanding Awareness


Expanding Awareness

(A 3 to 4 minute read)

"It is no measure of health to be well-adjusted to a profoundly sick society."

— Jiddu Krishnamurti

The fabric of wholeness that once gave us a sense of purpose and belonging—connecting us into a web of responsibility, relationships and health among family, community and nature—has come undone.

In this post, parenthood prompts me to explore this unraveling, and to begin a search for the solutions to it. 

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About Our Backgrounds

About Our Backgrounds

(Approximately a 4 minute read)

The story begins with our beginnings: One of us growing up in rural Australia, the other in a small town in Switzerland, our individual life paths leading us toward a meeting in Colorado, USA.

This post also tells of our Natural Horsemanship path and our surprising decision to step off it, at the outset of a new journey towards real and green.

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