Bearing Witness

by Billy Shore

Sound Asleep and Still Changing The World – Arianna Huffington and chef Claudia Fleming on our podcast

Wednesday, April 10, 2019


“Food is politics. There is no greater way to affect change than by bringing people together. There’s nothing more nurturing than feeding people.  That’s what we do, we feed people.  We have this platform to bring people to the table literally to try to help change minds about how people eat, how people treat the people who produce our food, and how they can bring people together in a way that gives them a voice to change politics.” – chef Claudia Fleming

“The biggest art form is how we live our lives and most of us don’t pay enough attention to what we value, what’s important to us, to the mastery of how we live our lives… What moves the needle whether nonprofit or for-profit business are creative ideas and they are the first to be sacrificed when we are exhausted and running on empty. When we are exhausted and running on empty, that’s when we are we are the worst version of ourselves. I dislike myself when I am exhausted and running on empty because I am  less empathetic, more reactive, more upset by the slightest things,  I can still do transactional things and still get stuff done but the joy goes out of life.  If your life is just about productivity and no joy there is something wrong and you need to recalibrate.” – Arianna Huffington

I’ve been eagerly awaiting the release of this episode of Add Passion and Stir because of the two amazing women in it: Arianna Huffington who founded the Huffington Post, and now Thrive Global, along with chef Claudia Fleming, a longtime Share Our Strength supporter from her days at Gramercy Tavern and now at the North Fork Table and Inn.  It’s a great conversation about how to change the world by investing in yourself, your health, and your creativity.

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