It's Time to Put Your Money Where Your Mouth Is! Thomas Locke, farmer and co-owner of Bois D'Arc farms educates us on consumer spending role in the sustainable food movement. The sustainable food movement will only go so far as consumers are willing to take it. Economic viability isn't the main reason people begin sustainable farming ventures, but it is a vital component. Cons: Inconvenient More expensive Pros: Healthier Tastes Better Better for environment - global warming, carbon footprint, soil health, water quality Better for animal welfare Keeps money in your local economy Helps you appreciate food more Encourages you to become a better cook I believe it is the key to revitalizing economically depressed rural communities Role of consumers in sustainable food movement: The first step is understanding what you are buying. Understand how pasture-raised meat is different from conventionally raised products. Ask questions of the farmers you are buying from, and ask if you can see pictures of the animals. Supplements 101 Jill Lane talks about the 3 things we should do before we purchase a supplement to make sure we are making an informed purchase. * Check the website for manufacturing certification and audit history * Read the other ingredients first * Read the supplement facts panel last * You say if you’re not going to do the prep work you shouldn’t take supplements, why? Improving Your Mental Strength Part 3 Kip Watson continues her segment Improving Your Mental Strength. * ‘Mental Strength’ – Can you remind us of the definition and the key factors involved? * One of the biggest contributors to a lack of mental strength is that desire to be in control---really? You say giving up control makes us stronger and happier? * I think people believe they can control another person’s happiness…would you say that’s people pleasing? * Some of the most miserable and weak people don’t take risk because they are afraid…what does that lead to? * One of the biggest time wasters is dwelling on the past…how can we make peace with the past and get stronger?