Episode 120

Joel Salatin

If you don’t know who Joel Salatin is, let me quote here a short bio I received from Joel.

Joel Salatin and his family own Polyface Farm in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley.  Featured in the iconic foodie book Omnivore’s Dilemma and award-winning film FOOD INC., the farm’s moniker is “healing the land one bite at a time.”  A prolific author (12 books to date) and speaker, he promotes local food systems, freedom of food choice, and farming systems that build the commons.

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One Person Can Have Much Impact

In this solo show, I, Marianne, examine how one person can have an immense impact on the lives of many. Jenise and I recently taught a couple of classes at the Big Bear Yoga festival. I am using this experience to illustrate that we all have the power to impact many people. People we might never even meet in our lives.

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Episode 113

Turning Adversity into Success

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If anybody has the right to say that she turned adversities into success, it is Amy Oestreicher. She grew up in a loving, well-established family and dedicated her high school years to the performing arts. Sounds like a carefree youth. But, as it turns out, her performing arts teacher and coach was sexually abusing her.
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Episode 112

We are Doing Something Different This Week

Again, I am starting my communique to you with: We are doing something different this week!! But change is good, right?

By now, you probably know that Jenise and I were at Podcast Movement 2017 in Anaheim and we were speakers on a panel. The title was Podcasts: Untapped Resource for Social Change.

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Episode 110

From a High Paying Position to High Life Satisfaction

David Perrodin, PhD,  left a high paying, high-status position without a plan. That was quite a life change! And we are honored that David chose us and our podcast to talk about how that decision affected his life.life change

Many of us say that we want to change something. We dream of the move to the country – or the city as that may be. Or start our own business, travel the world or whatever strikes your fancy. But most of us do nothing about it. We want a life change but we stay in a situation which might even make us sick.

David was the Director of Student Services. The money was good, but the job never ended. The next emergency was just a phone call away. Many a time, he wanted to enjoy time with his family, only to be stuck on the phone to handle yet another emergency. Continue reading

Episode 109

Are homesteaders just moochers living off of “civil” society?

A recent opinion piece in Forbes magazine suggests that they are. And a brilliant homesteading blogger named Daisy Luther of The Organic Prepper blog, articulately countered the argument on Zero Hedge.

I read Daisy’s article and thought it would make for an interesting discussion on our latest episode of the podcast.

But first Marianne and I share a little bit about how we are “mooching” on our respective homesteads!

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