Sustainability: What Is It, Why is it So Urgent, and How Does it Connect with Holistic Living?


Think of how healthy we and our planet would be if we truly embraced sustainability. Sustainable processes are wasteless and circular, meaning they can go on eternally without bringing product in from the outside and creating garbage. Each product in a sustainable cycle creates the base for the next process, and so forth.

In contrast, all of our current industrial processes are linear and create huge amounts of waste. A linear process requires the purchase of product each time anew and creates waste products, which in turn create environmental damage.

What do preeminent thinkers such as former president Bill Clinton, Paul Hawken and Jeremy Rifkin have to say about sustainability? How can we turn from a wasteful society, household, or person to one that embraces sustainable living? This is the topic of conversation we will explore together. Please join us by registering at Vastu. For more information, contact Susanne at Sunday, November 17 11:30am ~ 1:00pm

For the Love of Food -


How a Holistic Approach to Food Can Lead to a Holistic Approach to Life

Please join us at Pleasant Stone Farm in Middletown on Tuesday, November 19th at 7:00pm

Consider your own relationship with food.   Do you love it, savor it, feel good about it, and does it nourish your soul? Or is it perhaps riddled with guilt, confusion, or questions and misgivings about the state of our food?

Susanne Meyer-Fitzsimmons, a holistic adventurer and writer, will discuss the creation of a deeper dialogue between us, our bodies and our food, which is too often non-existent or dysfunctional, and how this dialogue can open our awareness to a more holistic way of living on many other levels.  Susanne will share her experiences of growing up in a different food culture from which her passion for food arose, discuss holistic ways to positively engage with it and create a conversation that may enhance your relationship with food as a gateway to a more holistic lifestyle.

The event is free but we do ask that you register. Please call Pleasant Stone Farm: 845-343-3040.