A couple months back erstad17 started a forum thread. With a simple question (“Wondering if there are any others in the Pacific Northwest?”) and a little leg work the first Primal Blueprint meet-up event was held. It brought people together that hardly knew each other to share Primal stories, food and each other’s company. And by all accounts it went swimmingly. (Last I heard they’re planning on doing more in the future.) I was thrilled to hear about the event and even more excited to learn that they’d be taking and sending in photos and recipes from the party (see below).
I’ve discussed the importance of forging relationships for social wellness and the power of connecting with others in the past. I can’t tell you how pleased I am that Mark’s Daily Apple is in some small way encouraging people to get together, learn from one another and have a little fun in the sun. We all know the benefits of play. What better way to do it than with other Primal Blueprinters?
As my post last week stated, this is just the beginning. Because no matter how much fun all this virtual stuff we do is, it pales in comparison to actually meeting and spending time with people face-to-face. This is why I am looking forward to holding a meet-up here in Los Angeles at some point and why Primal retreats are a dream of mine. In the meantime I encourage all readers that are interested in connecting with other PBers to drop a line in the forum (Meet and Greet section) and form your own local meet-up. If any future meet-ups do take place I’d love to hear an account of it. Send in your stories, photos, recipes and video footage and I’ll publish it on MDA.
Many thanks to everyone that participated in the Seattle Primal Blueprint Meet-Up – for your mouth-watering recipes, your photos and for showing us all how it can be done! Thank you.
Here is the email I received from the group:
It’s the last picture-fest of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge. You’ve shown us your breakfast photos, your lunch photos, you’re groceries and you even sent in pics of your Primal fridges. But wait! There’s something missing here. Ah, yes. Primal dinner!
Warning: If you’re stuck in a cubical and your next meal is nowhere in sight do not view the photos below. Unless, of course, you’re a masochist and self torture is your thing.
Thanks to everyone for your Primal dinner submissions. And now for the official business. A reader’s photo was selected at random to win a $50 Gift Certificate from Gaucho Ranch.
And the lucky winner is…
Way back on August 7 at the beginning of the Primal Blueprint Health Challenge I asked you to show your groceries. (Luckily no one was confused and thought I meant shouting groceries.) It was great to get a glimpse into the lives of other PBers and to be able to attach faces to names in the MDA community. So thanks to everyone for sending in your photos!
Take a look below to see happy, healthy families living the Primal lifestyle all over the globe. But first a little official business…
I held a random drawing to determine a winner and the lucky recipient of 5lbs of Kenia River Sockeye Salmon is…
I should point out that many of the emails I received noted that their fridges aren’t entirely Primal. Some are just taking the first steps toward becoming Primal. Others live with roommates that have different dietary habits. And still others have spouses or family members that adhere to the SAD or some other eating plan.
Whatever the case may be it’s still fun to peek behind the fridge door to see what other Groks are chowing on. Who knows? Maybe you’ll get a few new meal ideas in the process.
But first a little official business. The winning fridge pic, chosen at random, was sent in by…
On August 10 I announced the Primal Post-Its contest. I imagined a few of the creative types would submit some Photoshop creations, and a handful of others would go out into the field to poke fun at CW. Instead I received nearly 500 submissions! Some of the entries are downright hilarious. Others do a great job of defining in a humorous way elements of the Primal lifestyle. While still others shed light on the pervasive misinformation we are plagued with in modern society.
Thanks to everyone for submitting your Primal Post-Its. Due to the sheer number of entries I haven’t managed to publish each and every one of them. Instead I’ve picked, what are in my opinion, the cream of the crop. It’s up to you to decide which of my top-10 favorites wins this contest. I’ve also included a long list of honorable mentions.
This poll only goes until 8 am (PST) tomorrow, so place your vote now! Click “Keep Reading” below to view the Primal Post-Its.
Vote for the Winner from My Top-10 Favorite Primal Post-Its
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