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Dec 3, 2019

Mollie Curry is a ‘true Earth’ person. In addition to being a wilderness ranger, communitarian, permaculturist, home herbalist, and gardener, she is a natural builder who aims to help the planet and its people come to greater balance. Through her work, Mollie fosters more profound connections with herself, society, the Earth, and spirit. She was first involved in the art of natural building in the mid-90s when she moved to the Earthhaven Ecovillage in North Carolina.


After years of honing her skills and working as a ranger for the Forest Service, Mollie met her husband, Steve Kemble, at the Lama Foundation, a spiritual community in New Mexico. They eventually moved to Asheville, NC. where she combined her business, Earth Circle Natural Building, with her husband’s to create MudStrawLove, an organization dedicated to training people in natural building techniques.


In today’s episode, Mollie and I discuss how health and diet can affect relationships. We discuss what caused her addiction to sugar and what made her decide to choose a healthier diet. We discuss the cycle of shame that came with her sugar addiction and how that shame affected her relationship with her husband. We also discuss the psychological aspects of eating habits and why distressed couples eat unhealthy food.

“There are so many ways of being fed. If you feel an emotional eating impulse, you can go outside and take ten deep breaths. That’s a way of being fed as well.” - Mollie Curry


This week on Relationships! Let’s Talk About It:


  • The factors that caused Mollie’s addiction to sugar
  • How physical health affects psychological health
  • The shame cycle of sugar addiction
  • How self-deprecation impacts relationships
  • Mollie’s turning point towards a healthier lifestyle
  • How emotional and social factors influence eating habits
  • Why couples in distressed relationships eat unhealthily
  • How emotional distress can impact the immune system
  • The power of appreciation in relationships
  • How our environment affects the way we eat
  • How cooking can be a chance for emotional connection and bonding


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