Long haul trucker and Paleo Treats™ ambassador Ray Tabbita joins us in a phone conversation and discusses how he manages to stay on Paleo and on the road. Ray is not just a long haul trucker who eats Paleo, he also (in his spare time) tears phone books in half, rolls up frying pans, and hammers nails through boards without a hammer. If you’ve ever wondered if it’s possible for a “regular salt of the earth guy” to eat Paleo then Ray gives a pretty solid answer in this episode.
Join us for an interview with Heidi Fearon, one of the leading healers in the CrossFit community. Heidi is a licensed acupuncturist who goes far beyond acupuncture in her treatment methodology to help everyone from Crossfit athletes to working moms to military members suffering from PTSD. Widely traveled and an exceptional athlete, this interview is a glimpse into the mind and making of a world class healer. Enjoy!
This episode develops the idea of following a thread of excellence through the Paleo community by interviewing well known and unknown followers of the Paleo diet.
Like so many successful American business, Paleo Treats™ started after dinner with an idea. While the focus has been on providing high quality desserts to folks who follow the Paleo diet, we’ve always thought of this company as promoting more than just desserts, we’re really about promoting values. Hard work, joyous intensity, the wild abandon inspired by high winds and heavy seas; all those and more guide us not just during our cookie making but in customer service, packaging up boxes, and thinking of what impact we have on the world.
From the beginning we’ve been inspired by companies like Patagonia to go beyond just making a profit and to use some of the abundance we’ve encountered to help others and take care of our planet.
At Paleo Treats™ we’re big believers in doing your own thing; employee autonomy is a strong contributor to our success. As part of that, we divide our giving between all of us equally (employees and owners) and allow each person to support the 1% non-profit partner they want using a share of company profits. Other than making sure the partner is 1% approved, we don’t place any restrictions on where to give. In 2012 we managed to support an aquarium, a local river, ocean discovery, and clean water. Pretty obviously, water is important to all of us, but we each approached it in our own way.
We’re committed to 1% For the Planet as a way to help protect this planet we’re all sharing, and we’re stoked to have a mission bigger than building a business or creating a great cookie.