Sunday, August 8, 2010

Last Week in Review and This Week

Last week we mentioned the untimely loss of a very active community member and chocolate-maker extraordinaire, Daniel Schreiber.  There are several events today to honor and remember Dan.  He is in our thoughts and we extend our deepest sympathy to his family.

We also discussed activism burnout and feelings of frustrating and being overwhelmed by world and local events.  Sometimes it feels like there are so many fights to fight and so many wrongs to right, it can wear even the most positive person down.  How do we seek out help when it is needed?  How are we there for others in our community?  How do we take care of ourselves?  This topic will be ongoing and can't possibly be covered in one show.  Here are some sites I found valuable when preparing for last week's show:

Stress Management and Burnout Prevention
Activist Burnout
Sustainable Activism

A book I suggested and will be reading and reviewing, The Lifelong Activist.

We also talked about gardening and storing food by dehydrating, canning, freezing, etc.  I noticed this week that Common Ground Co-op has several books on storing food and I will check them out next week.  I have Preserving Summer's Bounty in my own library and while it is not veg, it is quite helpful.  The Simply Grande Gardening Cookbook is another useful (but not veg) book on my shelf.

This week, Meat-free Mike will not be with us, but I will have a special guest.  We will talk about the Clintons, raw foods vs. cooked foods, can one be too healthy?, and including veg options in community events.  Don't miss Food for Thought!

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