The Life Economy


 
This week I went through a big transition about money and the economy.

I have know intellectually for a long time that our industrial system is man-made and exists within the larger ecosystem of the Earth.

But until this week I hadn’t thought of our industrial economic system as existing within a larger economic system of the Earth.

And this happened because I drew a picture.
 


The Terrible Tangle of Food, Health, and the Economy, and How to Break Free


 
I’m going through an interesting shift right now that I want to share with you because I am coming out of an industrial orientation with this subject and into lifeliness.

I have had a lifelong struggle with overweight with this body…
This alternated with trying various weight loss diets of all sorts, which resulted in losing some weight but did nothing to re-orient me to a different way of eating or a new understanding about food, so I would just go back to eating whatever I wanted to eat and gain the weight back, plus more. This is the cycle for millions of people in the world today, particularly women.

It seems that in our modern industrial culture, food is considered something to be enjoyed rather than something that nourishes our body.
 


Money vs Life

This morning I made a phone call on behalf of a client to find out what materials were used to make a set of kitchen cabinets that had been installed by a contractor.

When I called the dealer, I was told this brand of cabinet comes in three models.

Least expensive is an all particleboard cabinet with solid wood doors and drawer fronts.