"Good for the habitat, good for the body."
Barbara Kingsolver, Animal, Vegetable, Miracle: A Year of Food Life
Few writers so imaginatively capture the physical and spiritual connections between land and body quite as clearly as Kentucky author Barbara Kingsolver. Best known for her fiction writing (including her recently announced Pulitzer Prize), it was in an earlier non-fiction work that Kingsolver chronicled her family’s attempts to change their lifestyle by radically altering their relationship to food. Therein they resolved only to eat food they harvested or could source locally.
Ultimately, their experiment was a practice in mindfulness which enabled them to radically reevaluate their relationship to what they consumed. In turn, it helped them strengthen their connections to their own bodies, to the land, and to each other.
We are always inspired to learn more about the ways our community forges repair and connection with our land. You'll find several reflections of these fortifying endeavors and initiatives in this month's newsletter. We've also shared several ways you can get involved in activities to advocate for personal and communal well-being.
Health and well-being are civil rights. How will you show-up for yourself and your community this month?