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Podcast: Release comforts and expectations and watch your life bloom with Gretel & Steve Adams

by | Mar 24, 2022

Episode Description

Do you know what you’re actually capable of? That might be a tough question to answer only because most of us haven’t been pushed to the brink through really challenging experiences. In fact, many of us are trying to reduce the discomforts in our lives while searching to find happiness, joy, fun, or enlightenment.

It can start as early as childhood, at least for our generation it happened this way, the teachings and gospel of higher education, stable paying jobs, and finding stability in order to be “doing life the right way”. It’s too often shared that there’s a singular way to approach a lifestyle, a true travesty. Instead of sharing the tools and methods for self discovery and exploration that can lead to the blooming of a beautiful and authentic life.

But as we can see now from the path less chosen, and our guests can see too, those comforts and the expectations that came with that message, actually are a limiter, a throttle to what we can fully realize of ourselves…on the inside AND on the outside.

Our guests today I am proud to call family. And not in the metaphorical sense. Krista and I have watched Gretal and Steve Adams for some time now, as they have chosen the path less traveled together building Sunny Meadows Flower Farm. Started in 2006, this duo set out on living their life to the fullest through hard work, adversity, discomforts, and with little expectations on what it needed to be. And instead, they followed their inner wisdom to live the life they wanted. On their terms. With full hearts and clear minds.

We hope you enjoy this episode and the powerful sentiments these wonderful humans share about their lives together and the path less traveled. Perhaps you’ll find a dirt path in your life that you’d like to explore here soon

Steve & Gretel Adams own and operate Sunny Meadows Flower Farm in Columbus, OH.  They are first generation farmers and have built their farm from scratch with all of the infrastructure (greenhouses, well, and barns) being new to their property since their start in 2006. Now in year 16 of the business, they employ 20 people during the farm season and focus on building a work culture for a crew that includes multiple languages.  Their idea of a sustainable farm is not just about growing practices, it is also about providing a living wage for employees, and farming methods for working smarter to maintain the health of our bodies.