It’s June! And this is the first post on this beautiful new website courtesy of Rebecca Churt’s awesome design skills. She has a great blog called Food for Thought where she explores cutting edge ideas for marketing, blogging, and social media.
This Spring has just felt like a time of constant change on so many levels. With the current climate of uncertainty so many people are stepping back to take stock of their lives. The recession has had far-reaching consequences already, and I would argue that they are not all necessarily negative. For me, it has meant a re-evaluation of my habits, possessions, activities and occupational trajectory.
May marked the sale of my gluten free & vegan cookie business called Sift Bakery. It was a nice end to a year and half long balancing act of obligations that taught me an enormous amount about the food industry and many aspects of business, including what I do and don’t want out of my next venture. The cookies are now being produced by the wonderful vegan distributors Earthly Gourmet. And they can still be found at Whole Foods and local food co-ops around Portland, as well as many other locations that will be listed on their website.
Selling the business has given me the energy to really try to resolve some of my long standing health issues…. especially my iron levels. I have even been running with a little more direction lately, since my husband has decided that I should attempt to get back into racing shape. We’ll see. If I can get my iron up, I will think that anything is possible. I ran the Phoenix Rock N’ Roll marathon with a friend for fun in January and managed an easy 3 hours without much training. After a string of incidences including illness, a Mexican vacation, and a 2-week snow storm, I opted to run with a pace group- which made the effort feel like a hard training run!
The weather recently has made everything feel lighter. And I’m intending on continuing my “Spring Cleaning” well into the summer… detoxing my home and cleansing my body with a focus on intention.
Wishing you health, lightness, and energy.