The Land Has Run Out

Yay!! I’ve lost 25.6 pounds total so far with 54.4 pounds to go to reach my goal!  My BMI has dropped from 36.9 to 33.1 and my goal BMI is 24.9.

Natural Weight Loss

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The Land Has Run Out

For thousands of years we’ve had the luxury of farming, grazing, deforesting, and degrading the land until it was exhausted and turned into desert, and then moving on to new land.

We no longer have that luxury.

Millions of acres around the globe have been destroyed by deforestation, desertification, and destructive farming practices, and if we continue on our current path, there’s no end in sight to the devastation.

Now we need to learn how to stay.

We need to figure out how to grow our food in ways that regenerate the land, rather than destroy it.

We need to find ways to express our natural desires for growth, wealth, and creation without ruining the very sources of our strength and power.

The desire to stay is real.

We love our homes, our land, and our countries.

We connect with our communities and our shared histories.

We love our families and want them to survive.

And yet our behaviors often undermine our desires.

Our lands seemed limitless, but now we know we’ve reached the end of land and most of it’s already contaminated and destroyed.

A farming crisis is on the horizon, yet the majority of Americans still believe the only way we can feed the world is with synthetic chemistry, biotechnology, and other artificial means.

There’s just one problem.

The chemical system of agriculture is killing us.

We’ve been conditioned to fear many things, especially what’s different from us.

We’re afraid of bugs, bacteria, and scary things, so we kill them.

We’ve yet to make the connection that in killing other things we’re also killing ourselves.

The environmental impact of agricultural chemicals alone is enough argument for putting an end to their use.

But agricultural chemicals like pesticides, fertilizers, herbicides, and their household counterparts are destroying more than soil and water.

Like many people, we’re worried about our climate crisis.

But in certain locations, you can imagine a future where global warming isn’t that bad.

It might mean warm weather all the time, new beachfront properties, and growing citrus trees or coffee plants in Pennsylvania.

And if you’re truly honest with yourself, saving the polar bear might not make your top 10 list of things to do this year.

It’s heartbreaking to watch mother polar bears and their babies drowning because they can’t swim far enough to reach ice or land.

But it’s so far away and feels so hard to address.

Maybe you write a check and feel better, but it doesn’t really change much.

We’ve got to change!

Come join me on my weight loss journey!  I’d love to have you along!

Have an awesome day!

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Dick and Lenay

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