Discovering who you are and listening to it.
I was a practicing psychotherapist, helping others to manifest their truest selves so they could live full, happy lives. But it took a chiropractor to help me realize mine. When I was 43, my chiropractor figured out I had celiac disease. It causes an inflammatory response when ingesting gluten, a protein found in wheat (and all its cousins), barley, rye and most oats. No wonder I had felt so bad for so long! Armed with this knowledge, I set to reclaiming my vitality and my life.
After cutting out all gluten, I was happier and more energetic than I had ever felt. To make my dietary transition easier, I began baking gluten-free goodies so I’d never feel deprived. (I’d always loved baking!) They had to be organic and gluten free. But if they didn’t taste indulgent, that was a deal-breaker. So I hit the kitchen and began baking crackers for myself – at first.
Neighbors liked them. Friends did, too. Then many others who weren’t gluten intolerant. Along the way, I realized my crackers also fed people’s hunger for something authentic and truthful in this processed and fortified world. I decided it was important to share what I had to offer so Dale Rodrigues and I founded Mary’s Gone Crackers.
And so, years later, we’re continuing our journey to do what makes us feel good about ourselves, happy to be alive, and aware of the connection between our health and the health of our planet. That’s a lot to put on a cracker, but we’re up to the challenge!
Peace, Love & Crunch®