Going Local - An Experiment in Living Close to Home

Going Local - An Experiment in Living Close to Home

It was over Winter Break that I realized I’d done the majority of my Christmas Shopping online. I had spent the past year advocating to keep our County Hospital locally owned because of the financial impact it has on my community, but I was’t living that out personally. In January, I decided it was time to recommit to supporting local businesses, services, and practitioners. We even started a KEEP IT LOCAL Campaign through The Homestead - that is going great!

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AI and Employment, Gardening in Space, Divorce, Judgment & Green Smoothies

AI and Employment, Gardening in Space, Divorce, Judgment & Green Smoothies

Food, parenting, technology, divorce, and fear of judgment. Those are some of the things on the Round-up this week as we move into a New Year of purposeful living for better health, home, and community at The Homestead Education Center.

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Meatless Future, Sober January, Bullet Journaling & Does Homework Help Kids?

Meatless Future, Sober January, Bullet Journaling & Does Homework Help Kids?

As a huge lover of pasture-raised meat I was disappointed to see how little meat the longest living people in the world are eating, and this article grabbed my attention - lab meat?

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Serve

Serve

I have become passionate about the power of small changes to make big differences in our lives. Shifting just one thing can ripple out over time and change the trajectory; alter a future. Change is so hard for most of us - I write about this a lot. I am fascinated by the question, "What is the thing that makes some people able to change and others not?"

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Supertalk Mississippi and The Homestead

A few years ago, we hosted a workshop called The Mind Body Connection for counselors who were looking for the latest research to use in practice. I met an amazing man, Buddy Wagner, at that workshop who said, "I decided that it shouldn't take years to help clients in talk therapy. There had to be a better way!"

That better way turned into a weekend-long retreat at The Homestead called Beating Anxiety and Depression. That workshop was so popular, we created an online course through the non-profit and added counselor, Lynn Peterson, to the project.

This year, we took that content and produced a book and workbook you can use at home. Here is an interview with Richelle Putnam at Supertalk Mississippi and President of the Mississippi Writer's Guild, Susan Marquez on some of the techniques included. Start at the ten minute mark and pass it on!

Hygge - Cozy Attentiveness

Hygge - Cozy Attentiveness

This luxurious pause between what was in the old year and what could be in the new one is as big a rest as my busy soul ever takes. My husband is not so lucky. He is grinding away in the basement of the hospital unaware of the mist rising on the lake outside, but maybe he'll get to come home before it gets dark and have hot chocolate with us. Maybe it is enough to know he makes this comfort possible for our family.

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