Friday, January 25, 2013
Sunday, January 6, 2013
I finished Making Supper Safe by Ben Hewitt today. It was an eye-opener for sure, and it solidified even more my instincts to support food sovereignty and to be less involved with the corporate food system.
Friday, January 4, 2013
These videos are led by Joe Dispenza, a chiropractor among many things; and I think they're very relevant to education, to working with kids on their own engagement etc. I wonder if I could incorporate this information when we're starting this next semester?
Wednesday, January 2, 2013
I want to look back at some of the neat-o things from this past year. There were some awesome e-courses (The Soul of Discipline, Whole Foods Kitchen and Seasonal Intelligence) along with in person workshops that changed a lot for me (mostly connected to homemaking, homesteading). We expanded that homemaking/steading incredibly with more growing, preserving, fermenting, gifting, sprouting, sewing. Community had a much larger role to play this year with grass roots hearts going forward together in our little town to need each other, learn from each other and celebrate together. Along that vein, participating in a CSA was such a source of vitality and inspiration in our household. Health, overall, has been at the forefront of many of our experiences from fitness (and weightloss) to herbs to essential oils to making more of our own food in general. Obviously, having my gallbladder out has made a difference; and I have to thank speaking up for myself and pursuing my own health instincts which made that possible. Friendships bloomed more this year, a bit. Professionally, I've been working towards an ESOL endorsement and am still plodding away at that one. We're dreaming a little now, Eric and I--talking over things we want to experience and do. Looking forward to 2013 with definite intentions (which we aren't always good at) and some vague possibilities (which we are both good at).
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
This is sort of a book review, but the topic/interest goes beyond one book for sure. I read Riso and Hudson's The Wisdom of the Enneagram recently, and there's so much helpful information here. My "type" was Nine (The Peacemaker) which isn't shocking. What I did find interesting, however, was the ways a person like me gets blocked and how we could flow better. There's in-depth information about your type along with a couple of quizzes. Also, there's background information on the enneagram itself and how to process/use the information. The specific type information gives me a lot to focus on in terms of personal awareness and journal time (if I'll take it). this RHETI Enneagram Test.