HIGHlights and DOWNsides of Where We've Been, Where We're At and What's UP for US in the next critical 50 years!
Join 'That Gutsy Lady', this authentic Grandmother of the Organic Movement's Outrageous Rollercoaster Ride Seeding the Healthy Food Movement!
Nancy Lee Bentley, aka 'That Gutsy Lady', is a visionary Food & Wholistic Health Expert, Author, Speaker and Mentor/Coach. A Grandmother of the Organic Movement who's done just about everything imaginable with food, she's been a true pioneer in the trenches, seeding and laying the foundations of the Healthy Food Movement.
My Award-winning essay in the Community Book Project's INDEPENDENCE Edition: 07.04.19
"What Independence Means to Me"
Independence, to me as an ex-hippie, Grandmother of the Organic Movement, is not just about being at the Original Woodstock Festival, but having the guts to share my insights and experiences 50 years later!
First seeing the posters advertising it in April 1969, I just knew it was going to be "far out". I was right, but what I didn't know was just how intense it would be or how it would impact my whole life.
With nothing at White Lake, we loaded up Mom's '64 Plymouth Station Wagon. Still there was no preparing for the shock of 500,000 people showing up in a field without food, facilities or shelter ~ exposed, pelted with rain, wet; Yet experiencing the most ecstatic joy, peace and natural high ever. We were CommUnity with a Capital "U".
And Nourished...by Something Else.
It was transformative. Under the most extreme conditions imaginable, I proved to myself that I could do, survive anything.
So what did I gain from Woodstock? My independence from need and the courage to know that I could make a difference in the world.
I hope this helps you to know that you can, too!
Nancy Lee Bentley
'That Gutsy Lady'