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Blog – Musings About Health, Nutrition and Happiness

  • Is It Possible To Eliminate Processed Foods?
    November 12, 2022 Kent Stones

    Is It Possible To Eliminate Processed Foods?

    I truly believe that if we could efficiently make local, whole food available to people, the increase in local food consumption would happen organically (no pun intended). But therein lies the million dollar problem: how to get healthy local food to people efficiently and affordably. Spoiler: everything needed to do this exists!
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  • Sometimes We Must Act Our Way Into Feeling
    October 1, 2022 Kent Stones

    Sometimes We Must Act Our Way Into Feeling

    My morning reflection Friday of last week began with a simple statement. "Sometimes we must act our way into a feeling, rather than feel our way into an action." I finally undestood how we can't count on feeling inspired or moved to drive the real change we want in our lives. Instead, we'll achieve it taking one small step at a time.
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  • KC Foodways™
    June 23, 2022 Kent Stones

    KC Foodways™

    We are in the midst of a big change in our food system. Things are not going to just return to "normal." Our growers, our supply chain, our stores, our restaurants, evne our kitchens are having to approach food in a very different way.
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  • The Art of Appearing Virtuous
    May 27, 2022 Kent Stones

    The Art of Appearing Virtuous

    I'm a recovering brand/advertising agency brand strategist. At agencies, a few people at the top get to decide with whom they will do business. Of course, there are the proclamations of focusing on good, ethical standards, moral high ground, blah...

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  • Why We Home Deliver
    March 16, 2022 Kent Stones

    Why We Home Deliver

    We are not, as they say, traditional. Our focus is on building social capital (profit is part). When we do that, intending to improve humankind somehow, we're good. We're not worried about getting a more giant pile of money, acquiring more things, or being well known. We're concerned about ensuring the next generations have a healthy, happy, safe world to live in. If we can contribute to that somehow, we've done good work. 
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  • Why We Don't Offer Pumpkin Spice in October
    March 7, 2022 Kent Stones

    Why We Don't Offer Pumpkin Spice in October

    One of the more frequent ideas we hear is about adding different flavors to our products. At first glance it seems like it's a good thing to do but it actually goes against everything we believe in. Our products are a foundation that people can build on with flavors and nutrients they have found work for them. We aren't going to create trendy versions of our products, and you know what? We're OK with that.
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  • Lightening Up
    February 23, 2022 Kent Stones

    Lightening Up

    This month, we're focusing a lot on managing stress.  Note we said managing, not reducing. Trying to eliminate or reduce stress is a noble goal, but the reality is that stress is inevitable. In fact, some stress is even good...

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  • What is social capital?
    October 18, 2021 Kent Stones

    What is social capital?

    Not too long ago, Sue asked a question about a term we use a lot, and it was a surprise to me.

    "So, just what do you really mean by social capital?"

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  • The 10 Laws of Nature All Humans Must Live By
    September 14, 2021 Kent Stones

    The 10 Laws of Nature All Humans Must Live By

    I had a fantastic conversation with Don Reck recently, a man who has been involved in sustainability in the Kansas City area for many years. Many of the suggestions and recommendations made by "experts" today were ideas and hopes Don (and...

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  • Unfolding
    September 1, 2021 Kent Stones

    Unfolding

    So the lesson is, let things unfold. Don't get too hung up on things not going according to a specific plan. It's one thing if it's because you aren't executing, but usually, it's because the world wasn't concerned about your plan, and life is progressing how it wants to.
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  • Why Small Food Companies Struggle To Survive
    August 18, 2021 Kent Stones

    Why Small Food Companies Struggle To Survive

    Small food entities will have to approach their businesses differently if they are going to thrive in the foodways system of the future. It's not a planned, insidious plot by large food companies to destroy small food entities. It is just the result of some basic principles in business that small food companies are going to have to apply. 
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