ATH Editor of Organic Living. Susan has practiced organic living and gardening for almost 30 years. She credits a whole, organic lifestyle to dramatic healing results in the health of her family. Susan is a writer, filmmaker, and photographer.
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As a child, I didn’t realize I was an organic gardener as I walked the long rows of beans, peas and corn, pulling weeds in the hot sun. My father, a transplanted farmer that moved to the city, always found a place to plant crops. As the assigned “weeder” and “picker,” I began a ground roots relationship with the earth that has turned into a lifelong journey of healing and transformation.
Perhaps the definition of organic living should include “whole living.” I believe an organic lifestyle must be an integration of mind, body and spirit. To become a drill sergeant in the kitchen and insist our kids eat seaweed and wheat grass could be more detrimental to their health than learning to strike a healthy balance based in empathy and love. We live in a processed, stressed immediate-satisfaction world. An organic, whole lifestyle is a journey with long term benefits, and it takes patience and the unity of those around us to make it work. And over the years of trials and tribulations, I can safely say no one has the answer to IT all. There is a different “whole-life” formula for each of us and our families.
My roots are in storytelling. I find "whole living" often a theme that appears in work I am called to pursue. My first documentary film, The Coffee Dance, became a story encompassing human rights and how the use of pesticides make us all toxic, from crop to cup.
The process of changing to a more alternative life style is a story, your story. Consider the day a success if one less cupcake was eaten and an apple instead. Jump for joy when the kids ask for water instead of a sugary pop. That’s where it starts, each new seed will plant the growth for another. And one day, you’ll marvel at the results.
She was recently awarded The Pollination Project Grant for her film, The Coffee Dance - a documentary exploring issues such as social justice, the arts, and raising awareness in the way we choose our food such as Fair Trade.
Follow her writings of humor, life, and organic, real-living with her family on her website No More Nice Girl or on Facebook or other websites.
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The Coffee Dance
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Contact Susan at: firstname.lastname@example.org