“We can’t solve problems with the same mind we had when we caused them” - Albert Einstein
We have been degenerating our planet, land and oceans arguably for the past 10,000 years. Degeneration means that over time we will produce less and less. In fact, historical evidence suggests that most human cultures have been living with degenerative expectations. For example, for us to produce our food we expect to degrade the land over time. Therefore reducing biodiversity, decimating the soil and contributing to global warming.
To sustain the level we are at now, to maintain this degraded state doesn’t really make sense. We need to regenerate and then we can be “sustainable”. We want to regenerate, to increase abundance. There is more carbon in the soil than there is in the atmosphere and biosphere combined and with healthy soil we can significantly impact how many billions of tons of carbon can be sequestered and put to good use in the ground. Respecting the earth in this way means to care for the organism as a whole, which of course we humans are part of.
Food can and should be a solution. When it comes to how we grow, harvest and produce food, we can practice methods that enhance our land, water and wildlife. Not to mention benefiting the nutritional value of our food, which has always been and must continue to be our medicine for vitality.
This is a story of amazing humans who’s regenerative practices are making life more abundant for all.
Every week, 125 people in the UK take their own lives. 75% of all UK suicides are male. Frankie (Co-founder Louis Brother) will be taking on the ultimate test of endurance, stamina and strength by completing the UK's first ultra-triathlon. He hopes that his journey of effort, mindset, suffering, belief and sacrifice for a higher purpose will encourage those unknown individuals who may be struggling in silence to continue to fight their own battles. By signposting the charity – CALM and raising funds, Frankie's hope that this event will encourage these individuals to speak out in order to get the help and support that they very much need. In May 2016 Andy, A Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor, originally from Ballachulish – Scotland took his own life. Frankie had seen him just days before he moved back to Scotland with his wife Gayle and young daughter Ari. In January 2017 Andy, A Royal Air Force Physical Training Instructor, originally from Falmouth – Cornwall, took his own life. Less than 6 months earlier Andy and Frankie had planned to organise some form of Charity event spanning England, Wales and Scotland. The Talisman Triathlon is the product of that conversation; Frankie didn’t choose the event – it chose him. He’s never completed a Triathlon, and no one has yet to establish a Triathlon across Britain’s longest lakes and highest mountains; in all respects. The Talisman Triathlon, over 14 days, built on the background stories of Andy and Andy, will present a narrative surrounding Physical and Mental health(Strong in body and mind) to raise awareness around suicide. I hope that others will join me on this journey to add even greater depth to this conversation, during the project he will travel from Lands’ End to John O’Groats visiting Andy M’s memorial Bench on the first day of the challenge. Toward the end of my Journey, Frankie will pass Ballachulish, where Andy S chose to pass.