It’s been about 2 years since I traveled to Taiwan and visted my son. Laura and I were prepared for an adventure, but it turned out to be something differnt than we thought. The highlight was a 2 hour visit with a local shop owner. This adventure had a significant impact on my spiritual journey.
The cover is completed and I wanted you to see it. My publisher Rafael Polendo (Quoir) did a miraculous job capturing the theme. The inspiration for the cover was from a passport since this journey was a passport to the mystical for me.
I wanted you to see the cover and be anticipating the book release in early September — mark you calendar now!
We didn’t do everything right. We just kept trying and stayed committed to the task. One day, we realized we couldn’t control them and we let them become what they were becoming. We feel lucky to be where we are. We love Jordan (JD), Abigail (Abbey and Lilian (LB) with all our hearts!
We have been married for 32 years, so we decided to talk about it. I’m not sure if we came to any earth-shattering conclusions, but hopefully this will bring you a little bit of happiness or hope, no matter what you current situation is. No matter where you are, we love you.
The Tea Shop Book is on the way – I just approved the cover and it should be out around the first of September.
Kerrie Roberts is a Christian singer with several chart-toppin hits! But, more important to me, she introduced us to the plant-based lifestyle that revolutionized our health. I call her “my nutritional mom.” She is certified in plant-based nutrition and brings her unique persepctive to the discussion.
We had a few technical issues, but meet my friend, Kerri Roberts!
Dr. Amanda McKinney is a physician with a passion for Lifestyle Medicine and environmental issues who recognizes the intimate relationship between our food and the health of both humans and the planet. She is both a Fellow and a member of the Board of Directors of the American College of Lifestyle Medicine and is a Certified Physician Executive. She founded the Institute of Human and Planetary Health to improve human health by transforming medical education and healthcare delivery and creating healthy, resilient communities. Creating a culture of healthy food, grown sustainably, will have a positive impact human and planetary health.
Amanda is my personal friend. If you ever need information about the status of the planet or if you have ever considered fixing your health issues through lifestyle (especially your diet), Amanda is not only a board certfied physician, she is also a teacher and life-long learner. And, she is a really great human being!
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Karl Forehand is a former pastor, podcaster, and award-winning author. His books include Apparent Faith: What Fatherhood Taught Me About the Father’s Heart and the soon-to-be released Tea Shop. He is the creator of The Desert Sanctuary and Too Many Podcasters podcasts. He is married to his wife Laura of 32 years and has one dog named Winston. His three children are grown and are beginning to multiply!
Mike McHargue is a public educator trusted by millions to use empathy and deep scientific insights to help them navigate some of the most difficult parts of the human experience. He’s the host of Ask Science Mike, co-founded the chart-topping show The Liturgists Podcast, is the bestselling author of Finding God in the Waves, and You’re a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass), and works as a science advisor and story consultant for film and television working with clients including Marvel Studios and Pete Holmes. Mike has been featured in The Atlantic, The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Huffington Post, and scores of other notable publications. Mike is an in-demand speaker appearing all over the world—including appearances at Google and MIT. Mike’s next book You are a Miracle (and a Pain in the Ass) comes out on April 28, 2020.
Mike lives in Los Angeles, CA with his wife Jenny, his daughters Madison and Macey, and their beloved dog, Ruby.
Glenn Klein is an intersting fellow. He has been in radio for a long time, but he chose this interesting moniker for his podcast that is, among other things, provocative. It boasts two promises two objectives:
What Glenn doesn’t say up front is that he is also a life coach, thus the “fun with a purpose” and “beautiful humans” expressions heard often. In the end, I don’t know what I was worried about – I don’t have any sponsors and this was probably one of the top 5 conversations I’ve had!