I find myself in a state of virtual complete overwhelm. My mind feels anxious and I am dancing along the edge of anger. I am tired and agitated. How am I going to focus on writing this...
May 24, 2013 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Article That Almost Wasn’t
Once every few years, you get a chance to vote at the polls. However, every single day you get a chance to vote at the till. How you spend your money has political, economic, environmental...
December 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under action, chris semrick, economic, environmental, food, local, movement, political, social Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Local Food Movement is Political, Economic, Environmental & Social ACTION!
Health conscious people are going to great lengths to watch what they eat these days. They acknowledge the old adage: “you are what you eat”. After all, it makes intuitive sense,...
August 10, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, meat, nutrition Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS, MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on You Are What Your Food Eats
I spent a week of spring break on my sister’s 107 acre farm, North of Kamloops, near my home town of Barriere. Five years ago, her family moved onto this beautiful piece of land...
June 1, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chickens, chris semrick, ethical, farm, food, lambs, meat, pigs Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Chickens And Piglets And Lambs! Oh My!
I am certain that fresh, whole foods are essential for health. You literally are what you eat. Processed foods have a surplus of calories but are deplete in nutrition — the result...
January 11, 2012 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, food, leftovers, local, soup Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on Save the World with Leftovers
It is a myth that eating healthy costs more money. A healthy, whole food diet is surprisingly inexpensive. Potatoes are cheaper than fries, whole chicken costs less than strips, and...
November 24, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, community, economy, food, HEALTH, local, value Posted in MINDFUL LIVING | Comments Off on The Value of Food
For the last several years, we have been working to localize our food. One aspect is that we began milling our own wheat last fall, after discovering Sloping Hill Farm in Qualicum Beach...
July 18, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under baking, bread, chris semrick, food, local, recipe Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | 3 Comments »
I tend to write about whole foods, sourced locally, as an essential element of health. But nutrition alone is not sufficient for vitality. A healthy body requires regular physical exercise....
May 8, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under chris semrick, exercise Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on If You’re Not Moving, You’re Dying
The industrial revolution drove people off farmland and concentrated them in cities. Farmers became factory workers: disconnected from land and food source. The geographical, social...
January 16, 2011 by Chris Semrick Under agricultural, chris semrick, food, globalization, HEALTH, local, revolution Posted in HEALTH & WELLNESS | Comments Off on Local Food Manifesto
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