Coming to Terms with Loss

Whether we lose a loved one, a home, a marriage, a client, or a pet, a part of us goes with them, never to return. The loss makes us uncomfortably aware of the fragility and fleetingness of all we hold dear. And yet it's impossible to live without experiencing loss. What redemption can we find in such uncompromising reality?

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Stop Cleaning Your Plate

“When people go to restaurants, often they are served giant platefuls of food, more than they can eat, to satisfy the giant desire of their minds. Their minds are stuffed just by the visual appearance of their giant steaks, their full plates.”

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Seventy-Three Years Ago...

"With the splitting of the atom, we had split ourselves from ourselves with the message to kill and destroy. We then had to put our spiritual development on fast forward to catch up with what we had unleashed technologically."

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Praise the Lard!

I’d also been, for years, a secret devotee in the Cult of the Swine. As a health-foods chef, by day I touted the virtues of seaweed and flax seeds; after hours, I tied my napkin around my neck and face-planted into anything porcine: ham, bacon, chops, butt, even chicharrones.

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Seven Reasons to LOVE Fermented Foods

Our bodies are in as much a state of ecological crisis as the rest of the planet. Our chronic consumption of denatured, highly processed foods has created an ecological devastation in our biological landscape that is akin to the destruction of the rainforest or fracking or mountaintop removal. 

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