My husband, Mike, is into all things technology - especially if he thinks it will improve the world. It’s why he invests in solar energy. Me? I want no more to do with technology than my iPhone and laptop. I have decided to stop sticking my head in the sand and become educated on where things are headed. So, when I saw this article by a physician I follow, it caught my attention.
Lee’s book, “AI Superpowers: China, Silicon Valley, and the New World Order,” helps us understand the potential implications of AI, which is clearly one of the hottest topics in the tech world. Most major corporations are investing heavily in this technology. Read More
If you follow The Homestead FB Page or read our Newsletter, you know we are in the middle of Real Food for Real Families Reset and Dry January. This recipe on the Blue Zone Project site (following the cultures around the world that live the longest and healthiest) is extremely close to the one I’ve been force-feeding my family for the last five years. Good on me!
The best of the best longevity foods are leafy greens such as spinach, kale, beet and turnip tops, chard, and collards… Read More
We are cleaning out the greenhouse at The Homestead, and while growing space is not an issue for us in Mississippi, it is for people in cities. Check out what NASA has to say about growing “up.”
Growing food in space requires doing more and better with less. To achieve this, it was necessary to deconstruct the principles of agriculture and to question the importance of soil and water. NASA sponsored research showed that it can be done using high pressure aeroponics (HPA). Read More
School lunch has been a thorn in my side for years. The waste, the unhealthy options, and the fact that my boys love it because it’s the only place they can get these options makes me slightly nuts at least once a year. That being said, I should not have read this article.
Glyphosate’s evaluation as a probable carcinogen is scary and was recently validated by a jury that awarded a school groundskeeper a multimillion-dollar judgment against Monsanto/Bayer because he had developed cancer after years of Roundup use. The decision has paved the way for thousands of other cancer patients and families to seek justice and compensation in court. Read More
On to good news. My favorite independent agency, EWG, tests THOUSANDS of products and foods every year to find out what is safe and what is less safe. I use their Ap on my phone and scan barcodes of personal care products and make-up at the store. They do the work so I don’t have to! Now, stores will begin LABELING EWG verified products.
For more than a decade, the Environmental Working Group has been at the forefront of chemical ingredient disclosure in personal care products, believing that people have the right to know what is in the products they purchase and use every day. The EWG VERIFIED™ program was created to fill the void left by our nation’s antiquated law regulating the cosmetics and personal care products industry, which allows products to enter the marketplace without any testing to show that they are safe. Read More
I found Mr. Money Mustache on a podcast last year and have followed him every since. I also wish I had had the wherewithal to name The Homestead or one of my books something quite as memorable. He is an easy to understand genius when it comes to getting out of debt, making money, and saving it. He is also authentic and honest about his own life - successes and failures. Several friends are dealing with the realities of divorce right now, and this article is a great read.
Like almost everything else in life, human nature draws us to the easier but more destructive of these paths, and only self-knowledge and self-discipline can lift us out of that rut and place us onto the more productive one. And even then, our human nature will keep pulling us back and we’ll make mistakes. And then we’ll have to drag ourselves back out of that rut again. And put the happy face back on, and start behaving like an adult again. Read More
I’m ending this Round-up with an article from my VERY FAVORITE writing guru, Joanna Penn. Writing anything down on paper for others to see, judge, or react to is a vulnerable act. SO stinking vulnerable. I thought publishing a book was a dream come true and never expected the raw, exposed feeling that came along with it. I think that’s why Jesus only wrote in the sand - so no one could call him out on what he said later. If we get anything wrong about his message, he can just blame it on those guys who followed him around.
The most psychologically healthy people I know are horror writers because they take the fear and the dark side of them and they put it on the page.
When we write down the things that scare us, they lose their power.
So this is why I think writing can be incredibly powerful and healthy for you. Get out some of the things that you might be judged for if you talked about it. But if you write about it, even if you fictionalize it, it can become the best way, a cathartic experience. Read More