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What does everyone here do? (as a job)

Answered on September 12, 2014
Created May 27, 2012 at 11:46 PM

As my first year of university winds to a close it's gotten me to thinking about my future career. It's also gotten me to wondering what everyone on paleo hacks does

It would be great to hear that everyone works outside or lives self-sustained lives on some idyllic farmhouse in the country but I imagine many of you have office jobs? Has paleo inspired you to change careers in any way? Or do you love your job?

I'm an English Literature student but before returning to university I worked as a junior web developer and then for a building society called Nationwide

Even at the age of 26 I still have no idea what I want to be when I grow up!

6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

(1169)

on December 10, 2013
at 04:53 PM

You're about the age of my daughter who is also big law London and just married. I think it's a great start (probably because I started that way) and now I own my own practice, work at home, work when I like, own another business. it has given me the means to buy the lifestyle I want so do stick at it. I always advise my children to try to find alternative income sources, not just one so you have more potential freedom. We need more women sticking at it to the top in the UK and US.

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(1169)

on December 10, 2013
at 04:50 PM

Attorney. I would say it gave me the money to choose to lead the kind of life I want (I bought a small island near the equator for example).

I advise my children to pick something reasonably well paid which you will enjoy for life and is intellectually satisfying and which ultimately might enable you to start or own the business which gives you more power and money and control, than if you will always just work as someone's employee.

I love my job and I work from the house looking out on the gardens. I'm very lucky.

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(1019)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

How do you reconcile the Bible with your beliefs about evolution? Assuming you believe in evolution. Most Christians I know find it easy to dismiss Paleo because it is based on evolution. Not to mention bread and grain play such a big role in many stories and metaphors in the Bible. Love to hear your thoughts on this.

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(1439)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

HuntingBears, if we all "works outside or lives self-sustained lives on some idyllic farmhouse in the country" we probably won't desperately need to do and learn and promote paleo.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on August 07, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Sorry for the delay, thanks for the info. If anything else comes to mind please feel free to email me (or if August is as slow in law as it is in finance and your bored). paleo_n_sun@yahoo.com. Thanks again!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 30, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Most prefer the Pinkham Notch side for Washington - an AMC hut is there for potential weather warnings, great view of Tuckerman's Ravine, and more people can be good for safety purposes. I guess that is the one potential dangers of the Jewel Trail - you run into very few people, but I kind of like that. Also.. the first time I hiked it, we had a late start (11 AMish), summited around 4:30 PM, without any time to make it back down, so we had to take the train down, which they charge $40 per hiker, 1 way, to go back down the mountain! So next time, lazy mornings will lead to shorter hikes!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 30, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Well, for low effort, high reward hike, I recommend Mt. Willard, just short of Crawford Notch. It's a mild 2 hours up or so, and beautiful scenery! Great for kids if applicable, also great if you don't have much time. My other favorite is Mt. Chocorua, trailhead is on the Kangamangus Highway. Great medium length hike (3 hours up?), some hard switch back trails as you near the summit, and an awesome rocky peak with great views. Then of course there is Washington. My favorite trail is the Jewel Trail on the Crawford Notch side (side with cog railroad).

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 30, 2012
at 01:23 PM

You'll just have to stay at the firm long enough to be senior management and make telecommuting the norm. I agree with all of your comments regarding the beauty of the area. I keep pictures (particularly winter peaks) on my computer at work. Keeps you sane. I'm looking forward to my next trip up. If there is anything you think I should do when in the Mt. Washington area (hikes, restaurents, swimming holes) I welcome suggestions.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 28, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I would love that, I work from home often enough - surely they could allow me some exception in years to come.. probably not, but a girl can dream. I love NH's weather, it feels so perfect. I love the cold too, and I love how crisp the summers are, especially from the Mt. Washington Valley and north. It can be 70 degrees with a perfectly crisp breeze. I also love way up north, where all the forests are balsams and are just so beautiful. I definitely have to make it up there now!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 27, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Sounds idyllic. (other than those high drama teen years). I've never lived in a truly small town, so there a chance it wouldn't fit, but I'm a know your neighbors type. Plus, I just find NH so beautiful I can't go there and not long to live there. I love the cold too. You think you'll make it back at some point? It would be great if telecommuting ever really took off, professional career while living rural.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 27, 2012
at 04:42 PM

It was really great, unless someone was crazy and stepped way out of line, the small town thing was generally very welcoming. A lot of nice community events, neighbor's houses for the kids to run to whenever, back up in emergency situations, almost everyone has a truck if you need help moving, it was great. Plus all of the hunting and wild game - everyone shared it, especially if someone had a moose permit that year. It was pretty cool. So, a city/suburb person your whole life? I have a friend born and raised in NYC - loves it, but I guess he is conditioned to in a way.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 27, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Clearly it is not for you. I do wonder how many are truly meant to live there vs. how many seek to wedge themselves in. Myself, I find that I find suburbia the most stressful because you have the overwhelming congestion without the offsetting benefits. I can see how you miss the rural life given you once had it. Personally, I feel best when I'm physically active and live a dawn to dusk life. I definitely dream of a rural life. Curious how I'd do as I've never truly had it. I think i'd like the sense of community you describe.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 10:24 PM

I agree with that. Living a high speed life doesn't feel right, and I noticed it almost as soon as I moved into the city from Westchester county. At first it was fun, lots of nights out (drinking and eating things that I shouldn't) and then the stress ramped up everywhere and I really pulled back in. I miss the sense of community I had from growing up in a rural environment, I miss gardening, I miss having animals.. I think some people adapt to city life really well, but I certainly haven't, and I doubt that most people truly have. I don't think we were meant to live this way, at least not me.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Yep, the fleeting thought. I think we've all had it. That being said, the finance person in me tempers it because I recognize they are a ton of work and the money is limited. That being said, it is fun to think about. Just being surrounded by the mountains and the scenery provides such a sense of calm contentment. Paleo is about eating in the manner your body was designed to eat. I tend to think a bit too much about living in a manner consistent with how you were designed to live... surroundings, lifestyle, community, etc.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I saw a B&B for sale in my favorite village, right near Mt. Washington. It was a fleeting fantasy to buy it, I would love to have something like that, or a small farm for retirement. It is gorgeous up there, and great people too, especially in the smaller towns and skiing villages.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 08:24 PM

I'm envious. I'd love to have lived in NH. Its entirely realistic to think its in my retirement plans. The intervening 30 years, probably not. Catskills are not NH but they are pretty and close and provide excellent weekend outdoor exposure.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 08:10 PM

I feel the same way - even about NH too! I went to high school there and I love it. I definitely yearn to go back. In NYC now - have been for two years, it is nice but I want to move out a county at least in the meanwhile. The city doesn't seem to bode well for me.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Hmmm... you want the idealized truth or the actual truth? In an idealized world, I'd shortly have enough saved up to retreat to a gentlemans farm in NH. The actual truth: though its stressful, it's a good and interesting job and since it's highly unlikely I'll ever be independently wealthy, I'm best of sticking to this. I do sometimes wish I had a more rural life, but all-in-all I shouldn't complain. What is your preferred option?

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 05:48 PM

No problem - it's a huge field! One of the reasons I was so attracted to it initially. Still trying to plan my escape.. waiting to hear back from a few different programs and other options - I would love to be unshackled.. or at least start taking legit steps towards that soon! How about you?

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Sorry, I misinterpreted based on your casual inclusion of the term "due diligence". I'm familiar with the feeling that accompanies pressure of hopelessly crushing deadlines. I can't imagine the pressures associated with certain IPO litigation. Student debt sucks, we attach shackles to our youths (luckily dorks like me get scholarships). Still, not easy to break away, mortgage, fancy car, expectations.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Litigation - though we've dealt with the fallout of a huge joint venture. And now the fallout of a certain IPO that didn't go quite as planned. My case load piles up and becomes so overwhelming, but now, there's so much to do, I almost can't think about.. like I can't even perceive it... maybe I am checked out? Luckily I don't have enough student loan debt to be held to it - about $30k total so I am thinking of taking a huge turn and maybe try to get into teaching or something. I want summers off again!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 12:48 PM

M&A? Me too. (different field, though). Are you trying to escape? It's tough. As you said, it's tough to escape a certain lifestyle. It ends up owning you.

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(457)

on July 25, 2012
at 09:37 AM

The initial capital to get started is very conducive for learning. It is also open for 24 hours 5 days a week. This allows one to be stopped out of a bad trade, at/near the desired point. Forex also allows for following only a handful of currency pairs, instead of researching many stocks. If desired you can day trade without restriction, unlike US stocks. Tax time is much easier for forex as well. Hope this helps and have an excellent day.

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on July 25, 2012
at 05:13 AM

Yay! I'm also a jewelry designer- have had the business for 4+ years now. Just made myself a standing work-table this year and it has made a world of difference. www.noussavons.bigcartel.com

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I have due diligence up the @@@. I am looking into different options currently.. it's such a drain on me. I loved it for the first 3 years, absolutely loved it, now it just feels like I am a hamster in a wheel going no where. Plus comp hasn't been that great the past two years.. I guess I have a price!

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on July 25, 2012
at 02:28 AM

I love it! HAHA!

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(32564)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Understanding physiological birth is really key to understanding birth trauma. Marsden Wagner, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Michel Odent, Sarah Buckley are some of my fave authors. There are some great articles on http://birthpsychology.com. The film "What Babies Want" by Debbie Takikawa.

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on July 24, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I know right? I'm an OT in a skilled nursing facility and the differences between my 60yo patients who grew up in the states eating the SAD and the 98yo patients who grew up in rural china or the south pacific is STAGGERING. 98 year olds who only really need help managing their meds and showering, and 60 year olds who can't stand up with assistance.

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on July 24, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Have any good book suggestions for reading up on prenatal/birth trauma. I am a doula and always looking for ways of continuing my education :)

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on July 17, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Oh! I love Amtr@k but hate the cafe car.

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(468)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Love it! heheheh

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(120)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:35 PM

out of curiosity, why Foreign Exchange vs US?

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(1784)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:41 AM

good luck miss D

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on July 17, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Moms RULE! For real!

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on July 17, 2012
at 12:24 AM

do you get paid a certain amount of vacation time?

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(877)

on June 27, 2012
at 02:12 PM

@karlub, that is very true! I'll pretty much make the same amount in retirement money, and my husband will be able to draw half of what I get. Can't complain about that! I'm nearly vested in RR too, I'm coming up on year 9 in November (need 10 years to get vested).

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on June 24, 2012
at 12:31 PM

Hey, I'm in Alaska too :D

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on June 21, 2012
at 07:32 PM

I got out of that gig and, of all things, went the military route. Best decision I've ever made. Great hours, lots of fit/health conscious individuals and no due diligence!

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(155)

on June 21, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Do the rehabs taste as good as the healthy catches? Just kidding! You know, Paleo and all....

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(4713)

on June 21, 2012
at 05:18 PM

+1 for biglaw and the golden handcuffs

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(7967)

on June 19, 2012
at 02:02 AM

because it's the personification of hipsterdom (at least in my city)

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on June 18, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Why is teaching yoga or working at Whole Foods a "Haha"?

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(15239)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:24 PM

kelly, im actually working on a hair pomade right now! if you follow great marsh artisan skincare on facebook, ill hopefully be better at updating about new products. :)

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(487)

on June 14, 2012
at 04:42 PM

I'm minoring in film! I love the program, I think it is really great. What do you do now SansPizza?

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(720)

on June 13, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Jelous......!!!

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on June 13, 2012
at 03:53 PM

I saw on your profile that you knit too - awesome! Have you ever tried your hand at hair products? I'm currently working on making conditioner since I can't find anything I like in stores.

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(225)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I was a film student at SCAD!

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on June 07, 2012
at 03:39 PM

Me, too. It's mind-boggling to me when people fuss about which cut of meat is leanest, instruct me to leave the cheese off their salad and bring them a fat-free dressing... then they order a huge plate of pasta and ask for three refills of our bread rolls. I was a stay-at-home mom for years and went back to waiting tables when I returned to work. I'm also trying to figure out my big-girl job. I would love to teach cooking classes or have my own restaurant, both of which require a financial investment I don't have at the moment.

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on June 03, 2012
at 05:29 PM

@pinkpants1 - I'd be happy to talk to you about sonography. I'm not sure what the rules are about private contact here. The best way, I think, would be to email me at sonoandrea at gmail. (Moderators - I hope that was okay!)

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(3259)

on June 02, 2012
at 01:31 PM

Glad to hear there are others trying to use their powers for good. I've also been looking at local food systems and organic beef markets - the closest to "paleo" I've gotten in my work. Art Devany is also an economist

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:11 PM

Haha, I am caffeine fueled, nootropic swallowing, dual n back training, loquacious mofo. It can be hard to channel my thoughts into coherent sentence structures, via text format. Just be glad your not my girlfriend, who recently told me, "Do you talk about anything else, but this health stuff?"

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on June 01, 2012
at 01:13 PM

I've thought about going into the health care field, but I just don't think I could stand the conventional wisdom on nutrition. Maybe when they get a paleo nutrition certification degree I could jump into a new field.

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:56 AM

that's pretty sweet.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:15 AM

that got a big laugh out of me

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

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on June 01, 2012
at 02:13 AM

interesting. my husband is an economist in the energy industry, formerly oil & gas, currently municipal electric and renewables. litigation and regulatory side.

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on June 01, 2012
at 12:39 AM

That is fracking awesome.

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

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on May 31, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Holy moly! I taught elementary music for 10 years! I finally left and now I'm in nursing school. I got tired of not being able to pay my bills. :( Good luck to you!!!

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

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on May 31, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Up voted for awesomeness.

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:01 PM

I have one more year to go in nursing school! After teaching for 10 years.

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Hmmm, I don't think it is random. Pure freedom...sounds good!!!

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on May 31, 2012
at 02:12 PM

be careful about saying that...the gov't saaalways watchin'

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on May 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

well you do cook their food...

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on May 31, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Me too, can't say it is giving me lots of job satisfaction at the moment.

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on May 31, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Unfortunately this would never fly, it's part of a franchise, so all the restaurants in the entire company have to do everything more or less the exact same :(

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on May 30, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Thanks for sharing your views westroxel. I'm a Christian and young earth creationist also. I do Paleo for the health benefits too. While I don't agree with everything said in Dr. Davis Wheat Belly book, I've studied enough genetics to believe that wheat today isn't the wheat of yesterday. I went gluten free 2 years ago and paleo 6 months ago. As far as cave dwelling, the French Huguenots went underground during the Protestant reformation. The Bible also mentions some cave dwellers. They were refugees not people who were evolving. Anyway, I hope we all can be here to learn and help one another.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

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on May 30, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Thanks for sharing your views westroxel. I'm a Christian and young earth creationist also. I do Paleo for the health benefits too. While I don't agree with everything said in Dr. Davis Wheat Belly book, I've studied enough genetics to believe that wheat today isn't the wheat of yesterday. Anyway to assume a world wide cave dwelling people at a specific point, As far as cave dwelling, the French Huguenots went underground during the Protestant reformation. The Bible also mentions some cave dwellers. They were refugees not people who were evolving. Anyway, I hope we all can be here to learn.

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Red Robin, older people tend, nevertheless, to be more rigid. If evidence were the only thing that decided issues, Galileo and hundreds if not thousands of scientists would not have been threatened, Wegener would not have been reviled and ignored, etc. etc. Old people tend to become rigid not just in their bodies but also in their thinking.

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:30 PM

yes! and I will tell people who ask, that the reason I look good (from weight loss!) is because I don't eat "this shit" and I point to the bread.

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on May 30, 2012
at 05:16 PM

westroxel - I disagree with you, but I like your attitude about it all. Kind of the way I roll -- if more people felt that way, I like to think the world would be a happier place.

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on May 30, 2012
at 02:06 PM

+1 for being a female firefighter for 21 yrs. standing O.

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on May 30, 2012
at 02:05 PM

that is some really good random mish mash. +1

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on May 30, 2012
at 01:46 PM

No, not the oldest. And age is not a barrier to being able to change beliefs when new information and research are encountered. Have always had an interest in health and the paleo perspective just makes so much sense!

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:59 AM

We have to change the system from the inside, right? While I am not a doctor, I play one on the internet. So that's what I keep telling myself!

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Welcome, and good luck!

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:57 AM

The work may get a little stale, but hold on to that job like grim death. The benefits are the BOMB. I have an uncle who is a retired bus driver (same Church as you, different pew, so to speak) who lives very, very comfortably.

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I loved all my band directors, but "save haven" is not exactly how I would have described their management style. I am, frankly, surprised that two of them-- in particular-- haven't died of stress just yet! They were world-class screamers.

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on May 30, 2012
at 08:59 AM

Yes! I'm familiar with the place. On a college budget, so I don't eat out much, but it is on my list when family comes to visit lol. Though I love going to the Cuban restaurant on MLK, they have great beef and seafood dishes that you can make Paleo pretty easily.

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on May 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Thanks for the positive responses! Kids learn so much from music and for many, it become a safe haven in a very unsafe world. Going paleo has helped reenergize me as a teacher and I feel like I'm able to operate at a consistently higher level with kids all day long.

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on May 29, 2012
at 07:50 PM

I think paleo is based in observable fact. I don't believe that any particular view of origin is necessary to practice good health. As far as bread eating, there is no command that bread be my primary nutrition. At communion we even serve gluten free options. As for origin I am a young earth creationist - please don'flame me too much fellow PHers. The timeframe of paleo going back 10k years still fits a young earth view. Note:I am not wanting to argue origins here nor do I want to engage in proselytizing anyone. I'm here to learn.

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on May 29, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Welcome to Paleo! :)

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on May 29, 2012
at 04:25 PM

I wish you were my mom's therapist!

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on May 29, 2012
at 02:06 PM

I hate it when people put stuff like "relax... I wasn't trying to attack you". How annoying. Nothing in Crabbycakes' indicated that she felt attacked. I mean... I don't actually give a rip about it on the internet. I'm more talking about when people do that in real life like in emails and texts and conversation.... blccckk... it's like... just... get away from me. lol.

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on May 29, 2012
at 02:04 PM

I hate it when people put stuff like "relax... I wasn't trying to attack you". How annoying. Nothing in Crabbycakes response gave any indication whatsoever that she felt attacked. I mean... I couldn't give a rip about it on the internet. I'm more talking about when people do that in real life like in emails and texts and conversation.... blccckk... it's like. just... get away from me. lol.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 29, 2012
at 11:14 AM

ROB - Yes! I was in the best shape of my life back then. Lots of walking, lots of lifting, lots of sun.

Eb5ad630bb366c5f7dcf656810aa3f95

(506)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:48 AM

Are you in the US Matthew? That's interesting - I'm in the UK and most Christians I would say seem to happily accept evolution. Regarding bread/grain, the various ways this is used symbolically are entirely understandable in the context of a bread-based diet eaten by that civilisation - another reason context is so important when reading the Bible. Regarding actual paleo nutrition, perhaps you could make arguments that in the "Garden of Eden", man was a forager, and agriculture was part of the curse...? Not something I have strong beliefs in but an amusing thought perhaps.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:34 AM

Cool to hear that! So back to being envious :-)

A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

(951)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:38 AM

I once was a cook at a seafood cafe and we used lard in the friers, it made huge difference in the flavor and quality of the food. we had people raving about it all over southern Louisiana. Maybe you could make a suggestion.

B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da

(314)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:29 AM

it's not that bad usually- depending of course on location- and being outside in all sorts of weather is, well, awesome :) most trips aren't very long so you're usually only 3 to 10-ish minutes in between buildings.

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

(234)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Hey, I'd be interested in hearing and learning a bit more about sonography from you, if you wouldn't mind. It's a career I've been thinking about going back to school for and you can't beat a personal & professional experienced person for info! Currently waitressing, like the people and being on my feet but wanting something with more pay and benefits. Also, domestic goddess, love that term! :-)

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Where in the world are you ?

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

(234)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:27 AM

LOL :-) I'm assuming you are grain-free?!

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:08 AM

I'm nearing fucking up my PhD, too. I've been doing a bit better, though, and I think I may be able to recover it. I hope you can make some progress and turn things around.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on May 29, 2012
at 12:57 AM

can you at least get them to go gluten-free?

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I work in a nursery. Good outdoor fun.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:07 PM

There are foraging horticulturist (combo of hunter/gatherer and gardening) tribes in the Amazon, sub-tropical Africa and New Guinea (probably elsewhere also). It's interesting that the two most egalitarian types of human societies were H/Gs and horticulturists http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1533/3289.full.pdf (not exactly what I do, but fascinating. In another life I'd love to be reincarnated as a anthropologist.)

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:57 PM

adopt*.........

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Though my agency is funded by USDA and I am trained to teach low fat, whole grains, I basically teach Paleo. It is hard to teach Paleo in low-income communities because of the systemic changes that need to occur before individuals adapt it. I am hoping that the changes will take place by the time the kids grow up and purchase their own food....

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:16 PM

thanks, I´m looking forward to it!

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:37 PM

LEDs certainly are the wave of the future in lighting. Before high power LEDs all our lights were gaseous discharge (strobe). Now all R&D is LED. Good luck with your EE!

7bcdcce584eb132e4c06b8ad2b1d22cc

(644)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:15 PM

very true - they taught it to me!

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:37 PM

horticulture has always had a Paleo-ish appeal to me.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:33 PM

that sounds too cool. Damn.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:31 PM

or she - not sure Kasra's gender, sorry

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I think he was joking, and probably a bit awed that you get to have a job that sounds too fun to be real.

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:23 PM

I am old and beat up. The horses are young and spry.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:16 PM

Neat. I was cleaning the Grand Union Canal last week.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:11 PM

Are you old and beat up or do you train horses that are old and beat up?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Do you have any flexibility in what you teach?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:05 PM

Relax, I wasn't trying to attack you.

Ae44694ec1306cecc064d3abb5e271d1

(0)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Beautiful work!

Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Oooh, fun! I'm an EE student set to graduate next May. LED's are one of my favourite subjects.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:16 PM

That sounds like a fun job! Seems like the most fun and/or rewarding jobs have the worst pay, though. Too bad.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Oh man, I love Savannah! I live in Jacksonville but we drive to Raleigh and Atlanta frequently. We ALWAYS stop in Savannah for dinner at Cha-Bella. Can't recommend them enough - locally sourced ingredients, very Paleo/gluten free friendly.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:12 PM

As a recovering band geek, thank you for what you do!

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Ditto what Ariel G. said. That is awesome.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Congrats! Welcome to the wonderful world of healthcare...

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:08 PM

That is hilarious!

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Well done you for the book. :-)

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I'm jealous of bike messengers even though I know it's not an easy job. I cycle everywhere and sometimes wish I could make a living from it which is kind of ridiculous as those cold winter and rainy days must suck!

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:48 PM

+1 for having hopes and dreams.

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Ha! Have at it. We have way too many people in the OR due to lifestyle choices.

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:11 PM

Some similarities here, health nut for the past 40 or so years, and yes sometimes more nutty, sometimes less. Found my way to paleo due to the discomforts and health issues of aging. And, yes, a fanatical heath nut.

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:08 PM

I am 60 and will be 61 in about a month.

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:05 PM

+1000 for the Pinky & the Brain reference. :)

0905a0f8cd1e48f6d39fe625a65b6ef1

(2890)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:55 PM

I graduated from HS 30 years ago, but back then, band saved my life! Thanks for sharing music with all of those kids.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:05 AM

Dunno - but I'm behind you! I hit 60 in two months time...

6dc4a6b95e53f8c5c3616246d47eec37

(40)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:02 AM

Yup, voted up for having no idea what's going on!

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:32 AM

westroxel, you may not have a lot of paleo to teach your flock. (:->)

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:31 AM

Annika, you realize that us paleo folks are trying to put most of you OR people out of business. (:->)

264b5c21793329052ac3d84da8c41abd

(100)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:25 AM

super awesome dream life.

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:23 AM

Sloan, you will definitely like Emily Deans: http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/ and http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry She is adorable. She is sweet. She is very sharp and insightful. And she is an M.D. psychiatrist who is heavily paleo.

264b5c21793329052ac3d84da8c41abd

(100)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:15 AM

your photographs are beautiful!

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Whether or not what you wrote is the truth - or truthiness, you get your Colbert's bump!

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Actually, it isn't. A co-op is like a grocery store, and different people are in charge of different things. I'm charge of that department. I do the ordering and I have knowledge about beer and wines. Not sure how it sounds made up.

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:17 AM

High five from a fellow solo!

Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on May 28, 2012
at 03:08 AM

+1 from me. Possibly the best post of the day, in my humble opinion.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:46 AM

+1 because "beer and wine coordinator" sounds like a made up job.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I upvoted you out of sheer confusion.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Wait...what ?

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:42 AM

Nice .

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Neat. I live in the US, but would you believe it if I told my family owns an island off the Bruce Peninsula? I'm sure you know where that is.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Neat. WOuld you believe it if I told my family owns an island off the Bruce Peninsula? I'm sure you know where that is.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Hey, fellow statistician! I'm in dietetics with a stats double major for epidemiology.

592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

(547)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Thanks! I hear these first years working are going to be crazy too

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Congratulations! Surviving nursing school is quite an achievement.

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I bet you find yourself biting your tongue when they eat all that crap.

E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:29 AM

So you mean it's not as exciting as the life of P. Garcia in Criminal Minds???

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:18 AM

MathGirl - I'm also a Math person. It's nice to see another one of us here. See the link to my math blog in my profile.

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:02 AM

Quite a few of us are in the tech industry it seems; that may be just a reflection of the types of folks that hang out on forums. See here: http://paleohacks.com/questions/89345/demographics-of-a-paleohacker

0d0842381492a41b2173a04014aae810

(4875)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:01 AM

Quite a few of us are in the tech industry it seems; that may be just a reflection of the types of folks that hang out on forums. See here: paleohacks.com/questions/89345/demographics-of-a-paleohacker

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:55 PM

I guess that's why you're called mathgirl :b

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:51 PM

I'm 48 and I have no idea what I want to be when I grow up. I'm in the tech industry.

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35
3e71e6dc044bb6a5832cbc8f5fd86616

(405)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:53 AM

Ironically, I am the local bread delivery woman!!

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:42 AM

Nice .

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:08 PM

That is hilarious!

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

(234)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:27 AM

LOL :-) I'm assuming you are grain-free?!

3e71e6dc044bb6a5832cbc8f5fd86616

(405)

on May 30, 2012
at 05:30 PM

yes! and I will tell people who ask, that the reason I look good (from weight loss!) is because I don't eat "this shit" and I point to the bread.

C0c839648b31512515daaffe8e4e9ad1

(468)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Love it! heheheh

3a0723afbae9bf69ffa12136a58e99cd

on July 25, 2012
at 02:28 AM

I love it! HAHA!

18
954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:44 AM

I work at Target with very little ambitions in life. Thanks to my diet, exercise, mental training and meditation, I am one of the top team members at my target. (4 out of a 100+ workers got the max pay raise) However, for years I've been learning to trade forex, and futures. It's a brutally challenging job with a huge pay off. I want trading for pure freedom and not excess wealth.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

Wait...what ?

Da3d4a6835c0f5256b2ef829b3ba3393

on May 28, 2012
at 03:08 AM

+1 from me. Possibly the best post of the day, in my humble opinion.

6dc4a6b95e53f8c5c3616246d47eec37

(40)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:02 AM

Yup, voted up for having no idea what's going on!

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:45 AM

I upvoted you out of sheer confusion.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 30, 2012
at 02:05 PM

that is some really good random mish mash. +1

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:00 PM

Hmmm, I don't think it is random. Pure freedom...sounds good!!!

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:11 PM

Haha, I am caffeine fueled, nootropic swallowing, dual n back training, loquacious mofo. It can be hard to channel my thoughts into coherent sentence structures, via text format. Just be glad your not my girlfriend, who recently told me, "Do you talk about anything else, but this health stuff?"

C4fa226c86c0ac5d2f49b48069c1c1a8

(120)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:35 PM

out of curiosity, why Foreign Exchange vs US?

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on July 25, 2012
at 09:37 AM

The initial capital to get started is very conducive for learning. It is also open for 24 hours 5 days a week. This allows one to be stopped out of a bad trade, at/near the desired point. Forex also allows for following only a handful of currency pairs, instead of researching many stocks. If desired you can day trade without restriction, unlike US stocks. Tax time is much easier for forex as well. Hope this helps and have an excellent day.

16
2c66c95d8234cf850b1981c9edcd6b4a

on May 28, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Neuromuscular therapist at an integrated health facility. :) The perfect way to spread paleo joy is to someone whos body is inflamed and in pain

Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

(292)

on May 29, 2012
at 04:25 PM

I wish you were my mom's therapist!

13
7bcdcce584eb132e4c06b8ad2b1d22cc

on May 28, 2012
at 12:52 AM

Pastor in a rural Alaskan village.

7bcdcce584eb132e4c06b8ad2b1d22cc

(644)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:15 PM

very true - they taught it to me!

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:32 AM

westroxel, you may not have a lot of paleo to teach your flock. (:->)

5447e1f37d3ffa1525dac55be36ee454

(1019)

on September 07, 2013
at 01:28 AM

How do you reconcile the Bible with your beliefs about evolution? Assuming you believe in evolution. Most Christians I know find it easy to dismiss Paleo because it is based on evolution. Not to mention bread and grain play such a big role in many stories and metaphors in the Bible. Love to hear your thoughts on this.

7bcdcce584eb132e4c06b8ad2b1d22cc

(644)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:50 PM

I think paleo is based in observable fact. I don't believe that any particular view of origin is necessary to practice good health. As far as bread eating, there is no command that bread be my primary nutrition. At communion we even serve gluten free options. As for origin I am a young earth creationist - please don'flame me too much fellow PHers. The timeframe of paleo going back 10k years still fits a young earth view. Note:I am not wanting to argue origins here nor do I want to engage in proselytizing anyone. I'm here to learn.

Eb5ad630bb366c5f7dcf656810aa3f95

(506)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:48 AM

Are you in the US Matthew? That's interesting - I'm in the UK and most Christians I would say seem to happily accept evolution. Regarding bread/grain, the various ways this is used symbolically are entirely understandable in the context of a bread-based diet eaten by that civilisation - another reason context is so important when reading the Bible. Regarding actual paleo nutrition, perhaps you could make arguments that in the "Garden of Eden", man was a forager, and agriculture was part of the curse...? Not something I have strong beliefs in but an amusing thought perhaps.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

(715)

on May 30, 2012
at 06:02 PM

Thanks for sharing your views westroxel. I'm a Christian and young earth creationist also. I do Paleo for the health benefits too. While I don't agree with everything said in Dr. Davis Wheat Belly book, I've studied enough genetics to believe that wheat today isn't the wheat of yesterday. I went gluten free 2 years ago and paleo 6 months ago. As far as cave dwelling, the French Huguenots went underground during the Protestant reformation. The Bible also mentions some cave dwellers. They were refugees not people who were evolving. Anyway, I hope we all can be here to learn and help one another.

Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

(715)

on May 30, 2012
at 06:00 PM

Thanks for sharing your views westroxel. I'm a Christian and young earth creationist also. I do Paleo for the health benefits too. While I don't agree with everything said in Dr. Davis Wheat Belly book, I've studied enough genetics to believe that wheat today isn't the wheat of yesterday. Anyway to assume a world wide cave dwelling people at a specific point, As far as cave dwelling, the French Huguenots went underground during the Protestant reformation. The Bible also mentions some cave dwellers. They were refugees not people who were evolving. Anyway, I hope we all can be here to learn.

85382cd84288ed28c92cbfe7bfcaf226

(184)

on May 30, 2012
at 05:16 PM

westroxel - I disagree with you, but I like your attitude about it all. Kind of the way I roll -- if more people felt that way, I like to think the world would be a happier place.

Cf4e7d927a48582cc22adbe59bfd0b2d

(753)

on June 24, 2012
at 12:31 PM

Hey, I'm in Alaska too :D

12
0a6376917fcaee2c65fbf614543f62cb

on May 28, 2012
at 02:45 PM

I'm a (female) firefighter. 21 yrs next month. I work 24 hours shifts and right now have a great bunch of guys that I work with. They are mostly young, and very health/exercise conscience. However, they eat a lot of sweets and that is hard for me to "live" with sometimes.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 30, 2012
at 02:06 PM

+1 for being a female firefighter for 21 yrs. standing O.

11
4dea34db5f05d62819d3a3140386dac7

on May 28, 2012
at 03:00 PM

I am the head honcho for a very large medical practice. Its difficult everyday to see the lack of integration between nutrition (true nutrition, not the USDA pyramid) and medical problems. Also all of the problems that we, as patients, inflict on ourselves by not investing energy into improving our own health.

9
5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:46 AM

I'm just generally a cool guy.

9
592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

(547)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:06 AM

A brand new RN starting my job next week in a STICU. I graduated this month so I'm still holding back jumping with joy.

592fdaa77ec6342b736f1d25962aab7f

(547)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:20 AM

Thanks! I hear these first years working are going to be crazy too

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:16 AM

Congratulations! Surviving nursing school is quite an achievement.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:09 PM

Congrats! Welcome to the wonderful world of healthcare...

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:01 PM

I have one more year to go in nursing school! After teaching for 10 years.

8
Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Another RN here - I work in the OR.

Bcb2f5436d11467e89123680c046b858

(1356)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:44 PM

Ha! Have at it. We have way too many people in the OR due to lifestyle choices.

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:31 AM

Annika, you realize that us paleo folks are trying to put most of you OR people out of business. (:->)

8
C0152dd71ab77c1228f74b4a1b78a66c

on May 28, 2012
at 12:46 AM

I'm a cook in a bar/restaurant that specializes in carbohydrates and huge portions haha. And yes, its really hard to stay paleo sometimes. None of the food on our menu is paleo, so I completely rely on food I bring and have to resist the urge to eat all the free food that I can. Even though the fries look SO GOOD

A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

(951)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:38 AM

I once was a cook at a seafood cafe and we used lard in the friers, it made huge difference in the flavor and quality of the food. we had people raving about it all over southern Louisiana. Maybe you could make a suggestion.

C0152dd71ab77c1228f74b4a1b78a66c

(115)

on May 31, 2012
at 03:14 AM

Unfortunately this would never fly, it's part of a franchise, so all the restaurants in the entire company have to do everything more or less the exact same :(

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26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

on May 30, 2012
at 07:14 PM

I work at Whole Foods and teach yoga. Haha.

I had an office job when I first went paleo, never again. I'm not a career oriented person in general, but whatever I do for a living from now on, I am willing to trade higher income for being able to stand/walk/move at work - sitting at a computer makes me mega depressed.

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on June 18, 2012
at 04:15 PM

Why is teaching yoga or working at Whole Foods a "Haha"?

26b7615ef542394102785a67a2786867

(7967)

on June 19, 2012
at 02:02 AM

because it's the personification of hipsterdom (at least in my city)

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363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:15 PM

Wall Street law - it's wearing on me. 30, female, recently married, just wanting to go homestead somewhere, how I grew up. I wonder if I needed to prove something, to be able to get to the "top" coming from a very poor family in a rural area. To prove to myself that I could, but I yearn for a more natural life. 20 more years of this could put me in a great spot of power, but sometimes I feel like it is against what I want in my heart. The further I go into maintaining my current lifestyle, the more indebted to it I become. I don't really like that. But I don't know what to do. Well that felt nice to vent.

5e5ff249c9161b8cd96d7eff6043bc3a

(4713)

on June 21, 2012
at 05:18 PM

+1 for biglaw and the golden handcuffs

46a24599d83e9464bc425170344ed762

on June 21, 2012
at 07:32 PM

I got out of that gig and, of all things, went the military route. Best decision I've ever made. Great hours, lots of fit/health conscious individuals and no due diligence!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 25, 2012
at 03:32 AM

I have due diligence up the @@@. I am looking into different options currently.. it's such a drain on me. I loved it for the first 3 years, absolutely loved it, now it just feels like I am a hamster in a wheel going no where. Plus comp hasn't been that great the past two years.. I guess I have a price!

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 05:48 PM

No problem - it's a huge field! One of the reasons I was so attracted to it initially. Still trying to plan my escape.. waiting to hear back from a few different programs and other options - I would love to be unshackled.. or at least start taking legit steps towards that soon! How about you?

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 12:48 PM

M&A? Me too. (different field, though). Are you trying to escape? It's tough. As you said, it's tough to escape a certain lifestyle. It ends up owning you.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 04:26 PM

Sorry, I misinterpreted based on your casual inclusion of the term "due diligence". I'm familiar with the feeling that accompanies pressure of hopelessly crushing deadlines. I can't imagine the pressures associated with certain IPO litigation. Student debt sucks, we attach shackles to our youths (luckily dorks like me get scholarships). Still, not easy to break away, mortgage, fancy car, expectations.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 10:11 PM

Yep, the fleeting thought. I think we've all had it. That being said, the finance person in me tempers it because I recognize they are a ton of work and the money is limited. That being said, it is fun to think about. Just being surrounded by the mountains and the scenery provides such a sense of calm contentment. Paleo is about eating in the manner your body was designed to eat. I tend to think a bit too much about living in a manner consistent with how you were designed to live... surroundings, lifestyle, community, etc.

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 06:34 PM

Hmmm... you want the idealized truth or the actual truth? In an idealized world, I'd shortly have enough saved up to retreat to a gentlemans farm in NH. The actual truth: though its stressful, it's a good and interesting job and since it's highly unlikely I'll ever be independently wealthy, I'm best of sticking to this. I do sometimes wish I had a more rural life, but all-in-all I shouldn't complain. What is your preferred option?

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 27, 2012
at 01:08 AM

Clearly it is not for you. I do wonder how many are truly meant to live there vs. how many seek to wedge themselves in. Myself, I find that I find suburbia the most stressful because you have the overwhelming congestion without the offsetting benefits. I can see how you miss the rural life given you once had it. Personally, I feel best when I'm physically active and live a dawn to dusk life. I definitely dream of a rural life. Curious how I'd do as I've never truly had it. I think i'd like the sense of community you describe.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 10:24 PM

I agree with that. Living a high speed life doesn't feel right, and I noticed it almost as soon as I moved into the city from Westchester county. At first it was fun, lots of nights out (drinking and eating things that I shouldn't) and then the stress ramped up everywhere and I really pulled back in. I miss the sense of community I had from growing up in a rural environment, I miss gardening, I miss having animals.. I think some people adapt to city life really well, but I certainly haven't, and I doubt that most people truly have. I don't think we were meant to live this way, at least not me.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 27, 2012
at 04:42 PM

It was really great, unless someone was crazy and stepped way out of line, the small town thing was generally very welcoming. A lot of nice community events, neighbor's houses for the kids to run to whenever, back up in emergency situations, almost everyone has a truck if you need help moving, it was great. Plus all of the hunting and wild game - everyone shared it, especially if someone had a moose permit that year. It was pretty cool. So, a city/suburb person your whole life? I have a friend born and raised in NYC - loves it, but I guess he is conditioned to in a way.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 08:10 PM

I feel the same way - even about NH too! I went to high school there and I love it. I definitely yearn to go back. In NYC now - have been for two years, it is nice but I want to move out a county at least in the meanwhile. The city doesn't seem to bode well for me.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 09:14 PM

I saw a B&B for sale in my favorite village, right near Mt. Washington. It was a fleeting fantasy to buy it, I would love to have something like that, or a small farm for retirement. It is gorgeous up there, and great people too, especially in the smaller towns and skiing villages.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 26, 2012
at 03:20 PM

Litigation - though we've dealt with the fallout of a huge joint venture. And now the fallout of a certain IPO that didn't go quite as planned. My case load piles up and becomes so overwhelming, but now, there's so much to do, I almost can't think about.. like I can't even perceive it... maybe I am checked out? Luckily I don't have enough student loan debt to be held to it - about $30k total so I am thinking of taking a huge turn and maybe try to get into teaching or something. I want summers off again!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 26, 2012
at 08:24 PM

I'm envious. I'd love to have lived in NH. Its entirely realistic to think its in my retirement plans. The intervening 30 years, probably not. Catskills are not NH but they are pretty and close and provide excellent weekend outdoor exposure.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 28, 2012
at 04:00 AM

I would love that, I work from home often enough - surely they could allow me some exception in years to come.. probably not, but a girl can dream. I love NH's weather, it feels so perfect. I love the cold too, and I love how crisp the summers are, especially from the Mt. Washington Valley and north. It can be 70 degrees with a perfectly crisp breeze. I also love way up north, where all the forests are balsams and are just so beautiful. I definitely have to make it up there now!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 27, 2012
at 10:04 PM

Sounds idyllic. (other than those high drama teen years). I've never lived in a truly small town, so there a chance it wouldn't fit, but I'm a know your neighbors type. Plus, I just find NH so beautiful I can't go there and not long to live there. I love the cold too. You think you'll make it back at some point? It would be great if telecommuting ever really took off, professional career while living rural.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 30, 2012
at 09:55 PM

Most prefer the Pinkham Notch side for Washington - an AMC hut is there for potential weather warnings, great view of Tuckerman's Ravine, and more people can be good for safety purposes. I guess that is the one potential dangers of the Jewel Trail - you run into very few people, but I kind of like that. Also.. the first time I hiked it, we had a late start (11 AMish), summited around 4:30 PM, without any time to make it back down, so we had to take the train down, which they charge $40 per hiker, 1 way, to go back down the mountain! So next time, lazy mornings will lead to shorter hikes!

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on July 30, 2012
at 01:23 PM

You'll just have to stay at the firm long enough to be senior management and make telecommuting the norm. I agree with all of your comments regarding the beauty of the area. I keep pictures (particularly winter peaks) on my computer at work. Keeps you sane. I'm looking forward to my next trip up. If there is anything you think I should do when in the Mt. Washington area (hikes, restaurents, swimming holes) I welcome suggestions.

363d0a0277a8b61ada3a24ab3ad85d5a

(4642)

on July 30, 2012
at 09:51 PM

Well, for low effort, high reward hike, I recommend Mt. Willard, just short of Crawford Notch. It's a mild 2 hours up or so, and beautiful scenery! Great for kids if applicable, also great if you don't have much time. My other favorite is Mt. Chocorua, trailhead is on the Kangamangus Highway. Great medium length hike (3 hours up?), some hard switch back trails as you near the summit, and an awesome rocky peak with great views. Then of course there is Washington. My favorite trail is the Jewel Trail on the Crawford Notch side (side with cog railroad).

474ae29b80569199c6589e879e6cd7d1

on August 07, 2012
at 01:00 PM

Sorry for the delay, thanks for the info. If anything else comes to mind please feel free to email me (or if August is as slow in law as it is in finance and your bored). paleo_n_sun@yahoo.com. Thanks again!

6fece842bd1bcf5724f458a302a2156e

(1169)

on December 10, 2013
at 04:53 PM

You're about the age of my daughter who is also big law London and just married. I think it's a great start (probably because I started that way) and now I own my own practice, work at home, work when I like, own another business. it has given me the means to buy the lifestyle I want so do stick at it. I always advise my children to try to find alternative income sources, not just one so you have more potential freedom. We need more women sticking at it to the top in the UK and US.

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E8dd83fe24a0879d8b16ab4ca92b72dd

(1307)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I'd like to be a professional writer of comics/movies/television/whatever I'm fortunate enough to write for...does that count for anything? Hopes? Dreams? Anyone?

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:48 PM

+1 for having hopes and dreams.

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246ebf68e35743f62e5e187891b9cba0

(21430)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:10 AM

I'm basically a professional hacker. Among other things in the IT industry. And before someone asks, computer forensics (the fancified name for the hacking I do) is a fairly boring endeavor...

E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:29 AM

So you mean it's not as exciting as the life of P. Garcia in Criminal Minds???

6
Ad97e2a867932d9068c5eccf0d81b728

on May 29, 2012
at 01:27 AM

I teach in a middle school, and I am known as the teacher who sneaks off to do pushups and eat cans on tuna during labs :)

6
83e08b3e7029521d4ae290a239b82d57

(250)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:03 PM

High School Band Director for the past 20 years.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:12 PM

As a recovering band geek, thank you for what you do!

0905a0f8cd1e48f6d39fe625a65b6ef1

(2890)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:55 PM

I graduated from HS 30 years ago, but back then, band saved my life! Thanks for sharing music with all of those kids.

83e08b3e7029521d4ae290a239b82d57

(250)

on May 29, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Thanks for the positive responses! Kids learn so much from music and for many, it become a safe haven in a very unsafe world. Going paleo has helped reenergize me as a teacher and I feel like I'm able to operate at a consistently higher level with kids all day long.

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on May 30, 2012
at 10:54 AM

I loved all my band directors, but "save haven" is not exactly how I would have described their management style. I am, frankly, surprised that two of them-- in particular-- haven't died of stress just yet! They were world-class screamers.

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4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:20 AM

Half the year I restore Georgian / Regency square pianos (www.squarepiano.net) and the rest of the time I am on my narrow boat, cruising the canal system in the UK.

F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

(156)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:16 PM

Neat. I was cleaning the Grand Union Canal last week.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:33 PM

that sounds too cool. Damn.

264b5c21793329052ac3d84da8c41abd

(100)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:25 AM

super awesome dream life.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:11 PM

Ditto what Ariel G. said. That is awesome.

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:02 PM

Up voted for awesomeness.

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Bece741db5f5fed6bafa12e3548f973f

(715)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Elementary math teacher and a tutor for struggling students. (and when I have spare time, basket weaver and basket weaving instructor)

6
E95216c62a14d21c371fcbf2fed8469b

(1867)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:29 AM

I'm a nurse in a nursing home.

5
85f91220dc9fe7486eec8c4305139c7e

(383)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:50 AM

I'm an elementary music teacher. I've been working part-time the past few years because of budget cuts. I'm planning on doing what I've had to do the past several summers, try to get a full time job for next fall.

"What are we doing tonight Brain?"

"Same thing we do every night Pinky, try and take over the world!"

Beth

96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:05 PM

+1000 for the Pinky & the Brain reference. :)

85f91220dc9fe7486eec8c4305139c7e

(383)

on June 01, 2012
at 01:13 PM

I've thought about going into the health care field, but I just don't think I could stand the conventional wisdom on nutrition. Maybe when they get a paleo nutrition certification degree I could jump into a new field.

F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

(30)

on May 31, 2012
at 08:04 PM

Holy moly! I taught elementary music for 10 years! I finally left and now I'm in nursing school. I got tired of not being able to pay my bills. :( Good luck to you!!!

5
Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:00 AM

Pregnancy Coach, Primal/Paleo Nutrition Coach, EFT Practitioner specializing in prenatal/birth trauma

I work internationally via phone & Skype, and I love my very short commute to my home office!

Ce41c230e8c2a4295db31aec3ef4b2ab

(32564)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:28 AM

Understanding physiological birth is really key to understanding birth trauma. Marsden Wagner, Joseph Chilton Pearce, Michel Odent, Sarah Buckley are some of my fave authors. There are some great articles on http://birthpsychology.com. The film "What Babies Want" by Debbie Takikawa.

F9013a3c7944d40c983e955f3cc83627

(320)

on July 24, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Have any good book suggestions for reading up on prenatal/birth trauma. I am a doula and always looking for ways of continuing my education :)

5
Fcf272dc02cfc486fd4c5cebf540dec7

on May 28, 2012
at 12:39 AM

Self-employed lawyer. Love the "self-employed" part of it. The "lawyer" part, meh.

Claw

D5d982a898721d3392c85f951d0bf0aa

(2417)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:17 AM

High five from a fellow solo!

5
76026e8ef496039d5075440ff731aa0d

on May 28, 2012
at 12:03 AM

I'm a TV personaltiy and American Demi- God. The Rev. Sir Dr. T. Mos Def Colbert, D.F.A.

Truth.

F5a0ddffcf9ef5beca864050f090a790

(15515)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:54 AM

Whether or not what you wrote is the truth - or truthiness, you get your Colbert's bump!

4
44da2dfcdb8c4d750215613f3c6a664e

on May 29, 2012
at 02:30 PM

I'm a paleo chef. I have a business in Los Angeles called EliteEats. It's a paleo meal delivery service for crossfit gyms and also offers in-home services.

4
5cd8441bd01fc10816085bfc092477c4

(925)

on May 29, 2012
at 12:58 AM

Tattoo artist/shop owner for 25 years.

4
58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

on May 28, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Love this thread! So neat to see what people do in real life!

I was a sonographer specializing in high risk pregnancies for 13 years. "Retired" in 2010 to travel with my husband (who is a senior manager for a major software company - currently his territory is the southeast) and focus on photography and travel writing. Also because of a herniated disc in my neck and repetitive stress injury combined with emotional burnout.

Currently I am a domestic goddess, photographer and travel writer who sometimes does WordPress design and customization and a couple other little projects.

We are hoping to invest in some land where we will spend the next 2-3 years building a self-sufficient home and a small commercial aquaponics farm.

1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

(234)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:44 AM

Hey, I'd be interested in hearing and learning a bit more about sonography from you, if you wouldn't mind. It's a career I've been thinking about going back to school for and you can't beat a personal & professional experienced person for info! Currently waitressing, like the people and being on my feet but wanting something with more pay and benefits. Also, domestic goddess, love that term! :-)

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on June 03, 2012
at 05:29 PM

@pinkpants1 - I'd be happy to talk to you about sonography. I'm not sure what the rules are about private contact here. The best way, I think, would be to email me at sonoandrea at gmail. (Moderators - I hope that was okay!)

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5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:32 PM

I'm a horticulturist. I've worked as a landscaper, nursery manager, head gardener in a botanical garden and cooperative extension horticulture information specialist. Currently (at 55) I'm getting my master's in library science and looking towards a new career, hopefully working as a librarian in a botanical garden library.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:37 PM

horticulture has always had a Paleo-ish appeal to me.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 29, 2012
at 11:14 AM

ROB - Yes! I was in the best shape of my life back then. Lots of walking, lots of lifting, lots of sun.

5ccb98f6ae42ce87e206cf3f6a86039f

(11581)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:07 PM

There are foraging horticulturist (combo of hunter/gatherer and gardening) tribes in the Amazon, sub-tropical Africa and New Guinea (probably elsewhere also). It's interesting that the two most egalitarian types of human societies were H/Gs and horticulturists http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/364/1533/3289.full.pdf (not exactly what I do, but fascinating. In another life I'd love to be reincarnated as a anthropologist.)

742ff8ba4ff55e84593ede14ac1c3cab

(3536)

on May 28, 2012
at 10:56 PM

I work in a nursery. Good outdoor fun.

4
F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

on May 28, 2012
at 07:39 AM

I notice that most people here are young and in college or just out of college. Young people are better able to adopt new perspectives, new viewpoints, new paradigms. Going paleo is definitely a new paradigm. Am I the oldest person here at 66?

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:08 PM

I am 60 and will be 61 in about a month.

4e184df9c1ed38f61febc5d6cf031921

(5005)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:05 AM

Dunno - but I'm behind you! I hit 60 in two months time...

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 30, 2012
at 05:53 PM

Red Robin, older people tend, nevertheless, to be more rigid. If evidence were the only thing that decided issues, Galileo and hundreds if not thousands of scientists would not have been threatened, Wegener would not have been reviled and ignored, etc. etc. Old people tend to become rigid not just in their bodies but also in their thinking.

Da12b342d4959f5bd776c0f00b072a6c

(311)

on May 30, 2012
at 01:46 PM

No, not the oldest. And age is not a barrier to being able to change beliefs when new information and research are encountered. Have always had an interest in health and the paleo perspective just makes so much sense!

4
F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

on May 28, 2012
at 07:17 AM

I have been a health nut for the past 40 years, sometime more nutty, sometimes less. Currently, thanks to the discomforts and health issues of aging, I am fanatically a health nut, and this is what has brought me to paleo.

I am retired. I was a software engineer and electronic technician for 25 years.

E3267155f6962f293583fc6a0b98793e

(1085)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:11 PM

Some similarities here, health nut for the past 40 or so years, and yes sometimes more nutty, sometimes less. Found my way to paleo due to the discomforts and health issues of aging. And, yes, a fanatical heath nut.

4
264b5c21793329052ac3d84da8c41abd

on May 28, 2012
at 07:10 AM

I'm a childbirth doula and a nanny, but I'd like to go back to school soon to get my masters in public health.

4
B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da

(314)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:54 AM

bike messenger since 1992. aka 'Living... the Dream'. heh.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:51 PM

I'm jealous of bike messengers even though I know it's not an easy job. I cycle everywhere and sometimes wish I could make a living from it which is kind of ridiculous as those cold winter and rainy days must suck!

B1c65edef6f7f9379c7a9272e30586da

(314)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:29 AM

it's not that bad usually- depending of course on location- and being outside in all sorts of weather is, well, awesome :) most trips aren't very long so you're usually only 3 to 10-ish minutes in between buildings.

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:34 AM

Cool to hear that! So back to being envious :-)

4
723519573be05b5edeb0659025b2fcd2

(306)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:43 AM

I'm an academic economist at Smith College finishing up a book on the Technological Singularity.

4
Medium avatar

(195)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:19 AM

just graduated with a double major in women and gender studies, & communication studies... looking forward to going to grad school next year (mean time i'm a sales coordinator at a corporate branding firm).. the plan is to become a psychotherapist and spread the word of holistic health, the mind body connection, and how important food choices are for mental health! :)

F31d10b54b31428e189d9b771bf7b1d1

(1439)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:23 AM

Sloan, you will definitely like Emily Deans: http://evolutionarypsychiatry.blogspot.com/ and http://www.psychologytoday.com/blog/evolutionary-psychiatry She is adorable. She is sweet. She is very sharp and insightful. And she is an M.D. psychiatrist who is heavily paleo.

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58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

on May 28, 2012
at 01:51 AM

I'm a licensed massage therapist who hasn't practiced in 5 years. I've also worked for a co-op for 10 years. I've done most things you can think of... Currently, I'm the beer and wine coordinator. I'm also one of the go to people for all things gluten free.

58d456f4c4d551a697e65ada8c32ad4f

(1178)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:04 AM

Actually, it isn't. A co-op is like a grocery store, and different people are in charge of different things. I'm charge of that department. I do the ordering and I have knowledge about beer and wines. Not sure how it sounds made up.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:31 PM

I think he was joking, and probably a bit awed that you get to have a job that sounds too fun to be real.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:46 AM

+1 because "beer and wine coordinator" sounds like a made up job.

7636e1e02ef91a46f20a42e07b565a4b

(367)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:31 PM

or she - not sure Kasra's gender, sorry

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:05 PM

Relax, I wasn't trying to attack you.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 29, 2012
at 02:06 PM

I hate it when people put stuff like "relax... I wasn't trying to attack you". How annoying. Nothing in Crabbycakes' indicated that she felt attacked. I mean... I don't actually give a rip about it on the internet. I'm more talking about when people do that in real life like in emails and texts and conversation.... blccckk... it's like... just... get away from me. lol.

Af1d286f0fd5c3949f59b4edf4d892f5

(18472)

on May 29, 2012
at 02:04 PM

I hate it when people put stuff like "relax... I wasn't trying to attack you". How annoying. Nothing in Crabbycakes response gave any indication whatsoever that she felt attacked. I mean... I couldn't give a rip about it on the internet. I'm more talking about when people do that in real life like in emails and texts and conversation.... blccckk... it's like. just... get away from me. lol.

4
B4b56fcc5ebad76ed8e1709dedf01f86

on May 28, 2012
at 01:41 AM

I'm a personal chef to three families, and they all love grains! : /

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on May 31, 2012
at 02:08 PM

well you do cook their food...

954dbd7efe0e7653e8efd377d7776d38

(457)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:45 AM

I bet you find yourself biting your tongue when they eat all that crap.

8508fec4bae4a580d1e1b807058fee8e

(6259)

on May 29, 2012
at 12:57 AM

can you at least get them to go gluten-free?

4
3356ba7b8584634c67476c213c291fe1

on May 28, 2012
at 12:49 AM

I'm a PGA professional. I get to teach golf and talk about lifestyle choices to my students when they complain about not being able to make a golf swing.

3
E12ead3bf63c94b5b619b03722ef554f

on June 13, 2012
at 08:48 AM

I was a registered dietitian and used to tell diabetics to avoid fat and meat and eat plenty of whole grains.... I feel really bad about it but I am trying to make up for it by now offering online nutrition counselling for people interested by eating real food to improve their health! Love it! <3

3
Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:20 AM

im a social worker/psychotherapist by education, specializing in the advanced treatment of psychological trauma but im not in direct care at the moment. im home with my two kiddos, who are 2 and 4 years old and i run my business, great marsh artisan skincare, making paleo-friendly products for healthy skin for men, women, kids.

i like the intimacy of the therapeutic relationship, but i hate the high burnout and low pay.

i like being such a big part of my kids lives each day and watching them learn and grow, but i hate the isolation and tedium.

i like it when people tell me that my products changed their life because they were the only thing that worked for their [insert terrible skin issue here], but i hate that its constant work for low financial gain.

F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:53 PM

I saw on your profile that you knit too - awesome! Have you ever tried your hand at hair products? I'm currently working on making conditioner since I can't find anything I like in stores.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 15, 2012
at 06:24 PM

kelly, im actually working on a hair pomade right now! if you follow great marsh artisan skincare on facebook, ill hopefully be better at updating about new products. :)

3
A994080d499afca98cdc9de896701ebd

on May 31, 2012
at 08:31 PM

sponsored freeskier and (part-time) student.

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

(720)

on June 13, 2012
at 11:48 PM

Jelous......!!!

3
C5f4b12cccf395122ee42beb88b54fb1

on May 31, 2012
at 01:46 AM

I'm a comedian and magician.

E2123e1da4ccbe211c9cbd82356fe4bc

(238)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:56 AM

that's pretty sweet.

3
C6e32ff9978fe287aa8c1c6be52d9524

(1548)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:22 PM

Health & Phys.Ed teacher. Most fun job in the world.

3
017b14044881ce4a79c44e5339cb48f6

on May 29, 2012
at 03:32 PM

I'm a lighting design engineer-basically I design new light bulbs.

3
A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:26 PM

I'm a filmmaker and mommy.

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 17, 2012
at 12:25 AM

Moms RULE! For real!

3
Eb5ad630bb366c5f7dcf656810aa3f95

(506)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:51 AM

I'm a doctor... does that make me utterly evil in the sight of PaleoHacks?! Probably! But I'm a (trainee) in obs and gynae (or OBGYN as you US folk would say), so I like to think that some of what I do is actually quite useful, rather than just dosing people up on "preventative medication". No amount of saturated fat is going to help you if your baby's head gets stuck in your pelvis!

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on May 30, 2012
at 10:59 AM

We have to change the system from the inside, right? While I am not a doctor, I play one on the internet. So that's what I keep telling myself!

3
1164ac7e9c1640010e4aca564d8f5b2e

on May 29, 2012
at 05:11 AM

First post for me; tomorrow is my first day on Paleo!

I recruit high tech talent for my clients in the software engineering space. If you saw that movie Friends With Benefits last year I do what Mila Kunis' character does, except for tech people. And I'm a guy :)

I'm in my mid-30s and very excited to use Paleo for health as well as for gaining some extra muscle. Seems like a great community here.

65bf1ca7071028018c6d8305d0ddcd76

(3049)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:24 PM

Welcome to Paleo! :)

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on May 30, 2012
at 10:58 AM

Welcome, and good luck!

3
1144bcd270d99a61c2bc6a23f6290d46

on May 29, 2012
at 01:37 AM

I'm currently a waitress, serving HUGE Texas-sized deep-fried portions. Wanting to tell people fat-free salad dressings are disgusting and horrible but keep my lips zipped so my tips don't plummet. I'm needing to figure out a big-girl job. I'm 30 and can't imagine sitting on my butt all day in a cubicle (but would if it payed well). So, the walking a bunch part is nice for my job and I like people but I need a better paying job with some benefits. ??? Confused gal but in great paleo shape. :-)

004d08b6edf7473c15fbb634abb6d88a

(281)

on June 07, 2012
at 03:39 PM

Me, too. It's mind-boggling to me when people fuss about which cut of meat is leanest, instruct me to leave the cheese off their salad and bring them a fat-free dressing... then they order a huge plate of pasta and ask for three refills of our bread rolls. I was a stay-at-home mom for years and went back to waiting tables when I returned to work. I'm also trying to figure out my big-girl job. I would love to teach cooking classes or have my own restaurant, both of which require a financial investment I don't have at the moment.

3
306aa57660d911781231f8090c2a5619

(3808)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:58 PM

Another RN in a nursing home. It's a good place for considering long term consequences of dietary choices!

We do live on a slightly idyllic, though far from self-sustaining, farm in the country, though.

F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

(2036)

on July 24, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I know right? I'm an OT in a skilled nursing facility and the differences between my 60yo patients who grew up in the states eating the SAD and the 98yo patients who grew up in rural china or the south pacific is STAGGERING. 98 year olds who only really need help managing their meds and showering, and 60 year olds who can't stand up with assistance.

3
92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

on May 28, 2012
at 12:43 PM

Nutrition/fitness educator at elementary schools for now.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:09 PM

Do you have any flexibility in what you teach?

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:57 PM

Though my agency is funded by USDA and I am trained to teach low fat, whole grains, I basically teach Paleo. It is hard to teach Paleo in low-income communities because of the systemic changes that need to occur before individuals adapt it. I am hoping that the changes will take place by the time the kids grow up and purchase their own food....

92d67b02a709cad2250f10848f9178e6

(2422)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:57 PM

adopt*.........

3
F1eeae63d076663533e90971e07fe27b

on May 28, 2012
at 01:34 AM

Physics/robotics teacher...former scientist

3
61844af1187e745e09bb394cbd28cf23

(11058)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:51 PM

I teach math at a university and engage in math and teacher education research. :)

35b2cb4d450e5288895c255dfdfff35d

(5828)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:18 AM

MathGirl - I'm also a Math person. It's nice to see another one of us here. See the link to my math blog in my profile.

7cf9f5b08a41ecf2a2d2bc0b31ea6fa0

(4176)

on May 27, 2012
at 11:55 PM

I guess that's why you're called mathgirl :b

2
A9060c656599eafcebf4b6759b3959bb

on September 07, 2013
at 12:44 AM

Industrial Engineering PhD student

2
3d94686d427c69bf653813e0371cd2b6

on July 17, 2012
at 03:42 AM

Dentist! Getting paid to tell my patients to stop eating sugar and carbs.

2
1ce9661622ba354c61669ffe900a01ab

on June 21, 2012
at 04:33 PM

Waste Management (well, that's what I call it, lol). I catch bad guys (I'll leave it at that). : )

2
Ee70ee808f748374744404a00e1c22ed

(1163)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:32 AM

I work at an organic farm and winery/distillery. Lots of lifting heavy objects, digging, and wrangling sheep and other animals.

2
4498698fa91a620e4ee5b618da71016a

(427)

on May 31, 2012
at 04:24 PM

Jewelry designer! I just started on what I hope will be something that can keep my attention span.

6b365c14c646462210f3ef6b6fecace1

(1784)

on July 17, 2012
at 04:41 AM

good luck miss D

8d0159cec3d62b31d9acce9243915ab9

(20)

on July 25, 2012
at 05:13 AM

Yay! I'm also a jewelry designer- have had the business for 4+ years now. Just made myself a standing work-table this year and it has made a world of difference. www.noussavons.bigcartel.com

2
3ab5e1b9eba22a071f653330b7fc9579

on May 31, 2012
at 11:53 AM

I am also 26, and I am a florist, it is wonderful being around plants and flowers all day.

2
Medium avatar

on May 29, 2012
at 02:43 PM

a writer trapped in the body of a criminal defense attorney

2
71af3866ba45915e06061a627b40f31d

(235)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:29 AM

I'm lucky to have a job as a personal trainer/Pilates teacher/PT assistant. I'm pretty much the definition of "Master of all trades, jack of none", so trying to narrow down my interests and get good at one or two things.

892d177f50b16f118152219229870e4e

(776)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:42 AM

Where in the world are you ?

2
1aa42ad69e7a5ea23d748879e0b533d7

on May 28, 2012
at 11:57 PM

as of now, I'm fucking up my PhD and all things that led to it.

7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

(7275)

on May 29, 2012
at 01:08 AM

I'm nearing fucking up my PhD, too. I've been doing a bit better, though, and I think I may be able to recover it. I hope you can make some progress and turn things around.

2
43dc6da5605c3f306100b41bbfffabc4

(420)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:18 PM

Process engineer.

535fafe8afe6923870905c707c4f4454

(720)

on May 31, 2012
at 01:20 PM

Me too, can't say it is giving me lots of job satisfaction at the moment.

2
Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:15 PM

I have one more year left as an undergraduate Electrical Engineering student. This summer I'm working as an Electrical Engineering Intern at a gold mine. My during school jobs are as a grader for the department and as the "Spatial Data Climate Programmer/Technitian" in the Laboratory for Conservation Biogeography.

I kind of have this thing for technology.

2
Bf2291448a06d573f0fdc87cd514e512

on May 28, 2012
at 04:56 PM

Currently, I earthbend the land for my boss's clients. We make it pretty. I also serve tables at a Big Boy restaurant.

Future endeavors? Finish my Computer Science degree, try to find a way to live free of employment from higherups, perhaps even own a paleoish restaurant, and...who knows.

2
747f9c27424619fe3ae717c7455c292e

on May 28, 2012
at 04:09 PM

Freelance videographer. Standing/treadmill desks have really helped. I probably walk more on a full day of editing than any other time.

2
C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

on May 28, 2012
at 04:00 PM

Old beat up horse trainer.

5ef574d7893bc816ec52e04139e9bc09

(6097)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:11 PM

Are you old and beat up or do you train horses that are old and beat up?

C0fcb48d7da4f76fac17318efd2cd6b8

(4069)

on May 28, 2012
at 06:23 PM

I am old and beat up. The horses are young and spry.

2
96440612cf0fcf366bf5ad8f776fca84

(19463)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:07 PM

Systems Engineer - I mess around with UNIX machines and VMWare by day.

2
Ee9e7d48c57fe38853a13d6d7cfe65a2

on May 28, 2012
at 12:36 PM

I'm the head costume designer at an amusement park, so I do a lot of fun stuff for terrible pay. As a plus though, my workplaces are spread over many acres, so I get a fair amount of walking in every day.

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:16 PM

That sounds like a fun job! Seems like the most fun and/or rewarding jobs have the worst pay, though. Too bad.

2
Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on May 28, 2012
at 08:01 AM

Design student and Photograph/Film freelancer, http://www.svenja-trierscheid.com/

and soon to be a Paleo Cookbook Author :D http://paleo-foodporn.blogspot.de/

Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on May 28, 2012
at 09:16 PM

thanks, I´m looking forward to it!

5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:52 PM

Well done you for the book. :-)

2
43f469552cfd3be73fc88a9821b14986

on May 28, 2012
at 07:14 AM

Personal trainer and fitness nutrition coach in NYC.

2
782d92f4127823bdfb2ddfcbcf961d0e

on May 28, 2012
at 03:30 AM

I'm a registered pharmacist. Not working in my field anymore. Now, I'm Mary Poppins.

2
Ef2f6c723983d7fe7a06bd57af6adeed

(1725)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:04 AM

264b5c21793329052ac3d84da8c41abd

(100)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:15 AM

your photographs are beautiful!

Ae44694ec1306cecc064d3abb5e271d1

(0)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:34 PM

Beautiful work!

2
Ed8045e8840404b023764f1ea2cb6a5e

(191)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:59 AM

Director of Music/Organist

2
B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

on May 28, 2012
at 01:45 AM

At 21, I started as an LSA onboard Amtr@k trains. It stopped me from going to college because of a) the pay, b) the benefits, and c) Railroad retirement. My husband owns his own business (a gun shop & gun range) so the benefits & RR are a great reason to not quit. It's not ideal -- especially now with the way I eat -- because I'm basically the faux-bartender in the cafe car. If you've ever been on a train, you probably know what I sell (candy, chips, pop & lots and lots of bread...XD).

F5a8a14fc6a4d33c2563d0dd3066698a

(714)

on May 30, 2012
at 10:57 AM

The work may get a little stale, but hold on to that job like grim death. The benefits are the BOMB. I have an uncle who is a retired bus driver (same Church as you, different pew, so to speak) who lives very, very comfortably.

B04787f664abf9bebc28f71bf7825a3c

(877)

on June 27, 2012
at 02:12 PM

@karlub, that is very true! I'll pretty much make the same amount in retirement money, and my husband will be able to draw half of what I get. Can't complain about that! I'm nearly vested in RR too, I'm coming up on year 9 in November (need 10 years to get vested).

A89f9751a97c3082802dc0bcbe4e9208

(13978)

on July 17, 2012
at 10:15 PM

Oh! I love Amtr@k but hate the cafe car.

2
D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

(487)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:13 AM

I'm a production design student at the Savannah College of Art and Design :)

58c33847c5b7ecbf6572075df2cdd002

(866)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:14 PM

Oh man, I love Savannah! I live in Jacksonville but we drive to Raleigh and Atlanta frequently. We ALWAYS stop in Savannah for dinner at Cha-Bella. Can't recommend them enough - locally sourced ingredients, very Paleo/gluten free friendly.

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

(487)

on May 30, 2012
at 08:59 AM

Yes! I'm familiar with the place. On a college budget, so I don't eat out much, but it is on my list when family comes to visit lol. Though I love going to the Cuban restaurant on MLK, they have great beef and seafood dishes that you can make Paleo pretty easily.

Baca1c17577501bce56c3ce89beaad2f

(225)

on June 13, 2012
at 03:13 PM

I was a film student at SCAD!

D1908552223e8a97b17f02a90cf795bf

(487)

on June 14, 2012
at 04:42 PM

I'm minoring in film! I love the program, I think it is really great. What do you do now SansPizza?

2
32f5749fa6cf7adbeb0b0b031ba82b46

(41747)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:06 AM

Research chemist, though I'm wanting to get back to farming eventually.

2
1955b5516a3eaedce732f4ea8bb3fa6c

on May 28, 2012
at 12:49 AM

I'm a senior mechanical engineering student (two semesters left) so I suppose I will be trying to get a job in that industry after I graduate, though my real interests lie in other places so who knows what I might end up doing. Right now I work in a pet grooming shop. Some of my dream jobs are: stunt car driver, outdoor survival expert, paleo restauranteur & blogger, recording artist, and so on. At 31, I pretty much still don't know what I want to be when I grow up, lots of things I guess.

2
1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

on May 28, 2012
at 12:49 AM

I'm an economics and math major and still an undergrad. I have had two economics fellowships at the University, and am now working as a statistician in the department of epidemiology at a medical college.

Ultimately I want to manage my own hedge fund.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:34 AM

Neat. I live in the US, but would you believe it if I told my family owns an island off the Bruce Peninsula? I'm sure you know where that is.

518bce04b12cd77741237e1f61075194

(11577)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Hey, fellow statistician! I'm in dietetics with a stats double major for epidemiology.

1edb06ded9ccf098a4517ca4a7a34ebc

(14952)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:33 AM

Neat. WOuld you believe it if I told my family owns an island off the Bruce Peninsula? I'm sure you know where that is.

2
008151061498eea0feac87d427970887

on May 28, 2012
at 12:46 AM

Traveling Surgical Tech

1
Fc891327db916c10347b008acde0daca

(1022)

on July 24, 2012
at 12:45 AM

Design student and Photograph/Film freelancer, (http://www.svenja-trierscheid.com/)

what-does-everyone-here-do?-(as-a-job)

and now a Paleo/Primal Cookbook Author, too :D

http://paleo-foodporn.blogspot.de/p/i-love-real-food-english-version-as-e.html

1
4303a65967884e68bfae59817c227351

(1881)

on July 17, 2012
at 08:57 AM

I grow grass! I'm an assistant superintendent at a golf course. I spend 50-60 hours a week outside doing anything to keep the grass beautiful and green. I generally love what I do, but I wish I could somehow do it while traveling or have more time off to travel. It's a lot of fun, always challenging and no two days are rarely ever the same.

As far as doing something when we grow up. I want to be a professional gypsy somehow. Traveling from place to place to see as much of the world as I can while somehow making enough money to eat and drink well. I just haven't come up with a solid way to make enough money while doing it yet.

1
3806d8d2d78746ce55d8201e67ef3128

(244)

on July 17, 2012
at 08:13 AM

I work at whole foods, in the produce department. Free fruit to snack on all day! Good thing I'm trying to gain weight,not lose it.

1
Bced4c19834f24d361c684b486463da1

on June 21, 2012
at 10:22 PM

I??m a 23 year old business-student at Lund University in Sweden. My major field will be IT :-)

On the side I run a small business(importing goods to sweden) and soon I will start up another one(a bit Paleo inspired).

1
Medium avatar

on June 21, 2012
at 08:08 PM

Actor and bon vivant.

1
68294383ced9a0eafc16133aa80d1905

(5795)

on June 21, 2012
at 06:04 PM

Liability and casualty insurance claims adjuster.

1
03a4ec34751186201a56da298ac843ce

on June 21, 2012
at 05:25 PM

I run an animal rescue (dogs and cats) and do wildlife rehab as well (raccoons,foxes, skunks, bears, coyotes, possums etc.) I also work at a Chinese restaurant, since the animals don't tip too well. :-)

P.S. I know there's a joke in there (Probably more than one) between the animals, an the Chinese Restaurant...please don't ;-)

800547661e2d20d03f5a313d86eb6102

(155)

on June 21, 2012
at 06:22 PM

Do the rehabs taste as good as the healthy catches? Just kidding! You know, Paleo and all....

1
Medium avatar

on June 13, 2012
at 11:55 PM

Adventure Guide -chasing summer around the world :)

1
Medium avatar

(3213)

on June 13, 2012
at 04:39 PM

I'm a Chef/Restauranteur. Don't worry, it will come to you, just keep in mind, it's all about living a happy life.

1
F0e558010a2ecb31fa37b7c491596b8e

(3850)

on June 13, 2012
at 04:22 PM

I'm a government employee who oversees drinking water facilities. I used to be a consultant, but it was too stressful of a lifestyle for many reasons. When I started this job, I did most of my work in the field, which was great. Now with cutbacks and increasing senority, I spend most of my days sitting in front of a computer, which stinks. I like the fact that I'm dealing with public health and environmental protection. I also like that I have a pretty flexible working environment and a decent amount of time off (for an American). But I'd really like to cut back my hours so I could spend more time being active and outdoors during the daytime.

1
7c9f81d68c78de1a31eab9c91c17b4b8

on June 13, 2012
at 02:28 PM

I'm a country western singer trapped in a bank auditor's body.

1
Ec601f0cc03f921815db15fda7835bcf

on May 31, 2012
at 10:01 PM

I run a non profit organization which provides free and low cost veterinary care to the animals of low-income individuals here in Los Angeles (yes, almost all nonprofits have payed employees!) I also handle dogs professionally in bite-sport competition (Schutzhund and French Ring).

1
F0ad82feb85e444aa0dd261e21fa5cbf

on May 31, 2012
at 08:07 PM

I taught elementary music for ten years, but left to go to nursing school. I just finished my first year. Part time I work in retail for Athleta and I teach private music lessons. I've given thought to someday becoming a nurse practitioner and integrating healthy lifestyle education into my own practice. Someday....

1
77877f762c40637911396daa19b53094

(78467)

on May 31, 2012
at 07:43 PM

I'm a fluffer in the porn industry.

OK, not really. I'm a 51 year old construction worker. I love my job even though it can be very hard on the body sometimes.
I am working in Spain, mostly on properties owned by Brits. I was on a new build earlier in the year but most of my work is adding improvements or maintenance on older properties.

Aead76beb5fc7b762a6b4ddc234f6051

(15239)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:15 AM

that got a big laugh out of me

1
E15c5c2d17c4a5d723ce7bb4437062e6

(789)

on May 30, 2012
at 08:17 PM

I'm in accounting and marketing for male enhancement supplements .................. so yeah, I sell penis pills.

1
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(4181)

on May 30, 2012
at 02:07 PM

Something I detest.

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(714)

on May 30, 2012
at 11:05 AM

I am a content manager for a website that is-- essentially-- a gated community for doctors to learn from each other.

(www.quantiamd.com, for any interested physicians)

When it comes to paleo, this is something of a dream job in two ways: It is almost completely work-from-home, which makes it much easier to live life the way you want to.

Also, over time it will give me more opportunities to gently promote paleo from within the medical community in a science-based and minimally controversial way. I am not a doctor, so I do not make editorial decisions. And I have very little creative control over sponsored content. But it is enough, I think, that someone paleo-friendly at least swims in those waters.

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on May 30, 2012
at 10:46 AM

I am a Construction Inspector. I get to climb bridges and get dirty all day long. I couldn't ask for a better job!!! I am outside every day being physical and active, and even get to scuba dive to do underwater construction inspection. Living the dream up here in New England!

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(1163)

on June 01, 2012
at 12:39 AM

That is fracking awesome.

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on May 29, 2012
at 03:57 PM

Financial Analyst for a major airline.

1
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on May 29, 2012
at 01:54 PM

I'm a social worker. Sadly I don't provide direct services anymore. I have moved up the chain and am the master trainer for our entire company as well as the events coordinator, PR, fundraiser, and grant writer. I wear many hats!

1
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(4319)

on May 29, 2012
at 06:25 AM

english teacher

1
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(1002)

on May 29, 2012
at 03:26 AM

I used to work in the futures market (Chicago), then was a landscape designer, and now I'm a Pilates teacher. I love to put myself into different environments and see if I can hang! I was always a dancer and health nut, so teaching Pilates is the most sensible thing I have done yet. I love my job and feel like it's a good profession to grow old(er) in...

1
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on May 29, 2012
at 02:15 AM

Intake specialist at a mental health facility. Before that worked as a Emergency Room Technician. You can also add mom to a 5 and 9 year old, Army wife, and keeper of the ferrets.

1
Bbd349fe334481d99c091333b87cacb5

on May 28, 2012
at 07:57 PM

I'm a mental health case manager for a non-profit human services agency. I'm going back to school in August for a masters in Public Administration, hoping to be the one running the show at these non-profits someday.

1
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on May 28, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I'm a cart person/outside service person at my local golf course. I get to be on my feet, outside, walking around all day long. It's quite nice.

1
5759bd89db5f73cabe0a6e8f8e6e1cb9

(1467)

on May 28, 2012
at 04:54 PM

I'm a psychotherapist in a clinic and in private practice. Before that all kinds of jobs from Accounts, marketing to translation.

1
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on May 28, 2012
at 03:38 PM

College English professor.

1
7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on May 28, 2012
at 03:04 PM

Electrical Engineer. Our company designs and manufactures LED lighting for emergency vehicles and industrial facilities. I design electrical circuits and write firmware.

7f8bc7ce5c34aae50408d31812c839b0

(2698)

on May 28, 2012
at 07:37 PM

LEDs certainly are the wave of the future in lighting. Before high power LEDs all our lights were gaseous discharge (strobe). Now all R&D is LED. Good luck with your EE!

Dbd1e8fad5d4b47409d84bd6610020d5

(368)

on May 28, 2012
at 05:16 PM

Oooh, fun! I'm an EE student set to graduate next May. LED's are one of my favourite subjects.

1
Medium avatar

(3259)

on May 28, 2012
at 01:18 PM

Applied economist in a private consulting practice working mostly for government and sometimes industry. Most of my work is in natural resources and, lately, organic agriculture.

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(15239)

on June 01, 2012
at 02:13 AM

interesting. my husband is an economist in the energy industry, formerly oil & gas, currently municipal electric and renewables. litigation and regulatory side.

Medium avatar

(3259)

on June 02, 2012
at 01:31 PM

Glad to hear there are others trying to use their powers for good. I've also been looking at local food systems and organic beef markets - the closest to "paleo" I've gotten in my work. Art Devany is also an economist

1
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(40)

on May 28, 2012
at 12:41 PM

Web Developer / Application Developer for Federal Government (ZZZZZ)

Bfa1c9eacfc94a1b62f3a39b574480c6

(3700)

on May 31, 2012
at 02:12 PM

be careful about saying that...the gov't saaalways watchin'

1
21b36b3de8ff31b0d41e7f0f4b5c1e03

(1688)

on May 28, 2012
at 11:42 AM

Freelance marketing strategist

1
16e617676c5ac710e5235e0b773edc0b

on May 28, 2012
at 04:48 AM

I'm currently a mid-level finance/banking professional who happily works in a cubicle in an office a reasonable commute from my house. I used to be a traveling bank auditor for a few years which made it insanely difficult for me to stay paleo /low carb with working 14 hour days and then dining out 4 nights a week, not to mention the terrible sleep habits and jet lag situation I was subjected to. I am pretty content with my situation now although if money was no object I'd love to go back to school and get a Master's in Family & Consumer Sciences (Home Economics) so I could potentially influence young people into making wiser lifestyle choices.

0
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on December 10, 2013
at 11:51 PM

Huntingbears, I am a professional pet sitter, Zumba fitness instructor & healer working in the traditions of Peru. Actually having a dream of possibly opening up a Paleo friendly restaurant and "Primal Fitness" center

0
3fde9e0b9438889a70e6d2d89579c414

on December 10, 2013
at 04:41 PM

I'm a translator!

0
Fbe7a077442b2ef5c41ea93aa89d7705

on December 10, 2013
at 04:20 PM

Product Manager for a company with a couple of websites. I'm 40 and have two kids.

0
6060b7c503e3e3b208c61416afcc25d0

on December 09, 2013
at 08:17 PM

I'm an account exec at a large software company. I work from home but travel frequently to visit clients. I love many things about my job including the money and flexibility however, the desk time, content, customers and internal politics are crazy boring. For my plan B I am in school to get my nutritional therapist cert from NTA. The hours and screen time in my life are currently insane but my hopes are that is all temporary sacrifice. Assuming I stay corporate for the next few years, I will inevitably continue my evolution into the full on weirdo corporate shaman dude who wears shoes as little as possible and eats raw buffalo heart during lunch.

0
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on December 09, 2013
at 10:25 AM

I'm a pastor in the Philadelphia area and a postgraduate student in theology.

0
076ab5ea3517a12ffb0296700a2ec58b

on December 08, 2013
at 09:02 PM

@HuntingBears I am an RN with 20 years experience. It seems the typical medical model and it's teachings chooses to ignore ones health. Your typical doctor ignores what your health problems may be caused by. Instead, the doctors choose to try to fix a patient with drugs without knowing what has caused their medical problems in the first place. So I see my role more as educating people on their choices with diet and exercise, along with alternatives to drugs. It all boils down to ones inflammation within the body and it's causative factors for that individual.

0
076ab5ea3517a12ffb0296700a2ec58b

on December 08, 2013
at 09:02 PM

@HuntingBears I am an RN with 20 years experience. It seems the typical medical model and it's teachings chooses to ignore ones health. Your typical doctor ignores what your health problems may be caused by. Instead, the doctors choose to try to fix a patient with drugs without knowing what has caused their medical problems in the first place. So I see my role more as educating people on their choices with diet and exercise, along with alternatives to drugs. It all boils down to ones inflammation within the body and it's causative factors for that individual.

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on December 08, 2013
at 12:32 AM

I'm an Army lawyer. I'm 31, two kiddos, incubating a third as I type this. :)

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8a525a942a37c3faf3d7ee524e64e57d

on December 07, 2013
at 09:02 PM

For the past decade, office jobs. Previously, various physically demanding jobs (the working for Amazon type) resulting in numerous health issues (bulging discs, sciatica etc.).

Currently providing administrative support to a financial adviser while studying to get qualified myself. Basically, drowning in loads of paperwork, checking data and correcting mistakes (a Sisyphus kind of task), and spending several hours every day on the phone to call centres, illustration teams, underwriters and sale advisors.

I tried to study p/t while working (first accountancy then several years later, 2 online degrees in Maths, Stats and Computing and in Molecular Sciences, as I did not which offered the best career options for a mature female) but I made the mistake of letting my employers know: I thought they would love to have someone who was 'motivated'. I ended up dropping out to save my 'employability' and only source of income, and now I don't tell anybody that I study p/t, or regularly visit the gym and the swimming pool (managers seem to think it is time you are 'stealing' from work, even when you put in more hours than your colleagues and are more productive). I particularly enjoy going over my Science textbooks again: some of the 'accepted scientific truths' which the textbooks taught (especially about nutrition or endocrinology) need to be re-examined. I passed my exams as well, which means I had assimilated the content of said textbooks, and I spent nearly 1 year examining the evidence for/against paleo before deciding to go for it!

0
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on December 07, 2013
at 12:50 PM

Hi, I'm a Cardiac Specialist Nurse

0
B5141236ad924674a96803ee1ccccaf1

(485)

on December 06, 2013
at 03:23 PM

Raw Cacao Chocolateer for small chocolate company

0
9b31524c2da457538b934eb1aff955d8

on December 06, 2013
at 01:11 PM

Am a medicine content writer.

0
B63bfb1625e6fe26535627971db4cb99

on December 04, 2013
at 03:29 AM

Pre-med student. I am a seedling.

0
9560d13cfcb76f6ad79cb04451d5b424

on September 25, 2012
at 02:13 AM

I'm a researcher in biotech for an oncology company. I'm yet to meet another paleo or gluten free person, but there are vegetarians everywhere, go figure :)

0
3a0723afbae9bf69ffa12136a58e99cd

on July 25, 2012
at 02:31 AM

Hmm... Veterinary technician & Veterinary student :) Pet sitter, also!

0
F15e0bae42dbf0b8cfc71e62902497b4

on July 25, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Occupational therapist. I work in a nursing home and according to my actual job description I spend 60-80% of my time standing or walking AND 60-80% of my time bending or kneeling. (also 5-10% on a computer)

0
4929a87e3f7438f18a0afbdde291ed5e

on July 17, 2012
at 05:57 PM

I'm a legal assistant working in a practice that focuses on asebestos defense litigation. Super high-paced and very stressful, but I enjoy the people I work with, fortunately. The worst part is sitting at a desk for the better part of 8-10 hours/day. I have asked for and will be getting a mechanized standup/sit down desk. Yay! Of course, the HR manager thought I was a little crazy for asking, but then again, she knows I'm a little crazy from my "diet" and how I don't partake in any of the food provided for the firm lunches/staff meetings. I've been Paleo long enough that people have finally stopped pointing out the fact that I bring my own food to every function and have stopped commenting on the oil slick on my plate in the lunch room. :)

0
21ec428e449471c1b97b8f26b2670f5f

on July 17, 2012
at 05:20 PM

Own a small business where I get to play with life sized tonka toys recycling wood products. In my free time after 60-80 hr work week I play in our garden and raise 2 kids.

0
Fc25b41326b954c4e5b8ce0dabb889a6

on July 17, 2012
at 11:42 AM

I print shirts, manage the print shop workers and do all of the graphics for my company (graphic designer). A healthy balance of desk job and manual laborer.

0
91f5be33a7ec9f59a5c528af3c75175d

on July 17, 2012
at 10:34 AM

I'm from the U.K and i'm a personal Trainer, started Paleo as I think you cant be a good PT unless you try these Diets and training programmes i.e. Crossfit and I'm hooked on both Paleo/ Crossfit is amazing #EatCleanLiveLean

0
47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 17, 2012
at 12:07 AM

I'm a master stylist and educator, expert in haircutting and haircoloring with a bachelors in anthropology from uc berkeley and an avid, competitive trail runner.

0
9d7b3a5c4a4b243c1789a1e11f8fe5c1

on June 21, 2012
at 09:40 PM

Radiologic Technologist

0
B33c263fd0fcff8b59e63dd2179e88a7

(151)

on June 21, 2012
at 08:36 PM

I have a webshop where I sell jewelry & accessories that I make myself. No issues with luchboxes for me! :)

0
Ae274412bcc0c2c2c312c61810280ef8

on June 21, 2012
at 08:31 PM

VP online marketing. Live in Montana. Hunt and fish. Spend lots of time outdoors.

0
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(1207)

on June 21, 2012
at 08:20 PM

I'm a non-profit bookkeeper and arts administrator.

0
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on June 21, 2012
at 08:05 PM

I am entering my last year as an Electrical Engineering major at Louisiana Tech University! I'm currently interning for a company called Lion Oil and I hope to continue a career as a Maintenance Eningeer in the oil and gas industry. All the unhealthy food at the office also makes it an additional challenge to stay Paleo!

0
800547661e2d20d03f5a313d86eb6102

(155)

on June 21, 2012
at 06:20 PM

I sell caulking for a manufacturer. On the road every week, hard to stick to the Paleo/Primal lifestyle living in hotels, flying in planes, riding in cars and eating in greasy spoon restaurants. So I do what I can. Gained 40 lbs in 25 years but lost 30 lbs in 3 Months on Paleo! I love it, my wife and kids love it and my full suspension mountain bike loves it!

I'm loving life again because I found this lifestyle!

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43dc998b8af3681e014226f84ed9ce2a

on June 21, 2012
at 04:50 PM

Freelance magazine writer/pharmaceutical copywriter/will-write-pretty-much-anything-you-pay-me-for-writer

0
2f83028f9830b25f7c21109197176d9e

on June 13, 2012
at 04:13 PM

This is fun! I'm a writer for a non-profit cancer organization. I work in a Results Only Work Environment or ROWE. I consider it quite paleo, because I work whenever or where ever I want, and I have unlimited vacation time as long as my work gets done. The only time I've had to set an alarm in the past year is to make it to my races or catch a plane!

47edf681280750c3712a3a56f2eae33b

on July 17, 2012
at 12:24 AM

do you get paid a certain amount of vacation time?

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Baca1c17577501bce56c3ce89beaad2f

on June 13, 2012
at 02:58 PM

I am a full time preschool teacher and freelance videographer, adding "full time student" to my lil' list come September ;)

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193f00d53ebcb13940c7a55afc78ad17

on June 13, 2012
at 02:01 PM

I work as a Grants Coordinator for a local non-profit child advocacy organization. It's great work, and it engages my creative side, but it also has me sitting at a desk all day :(

I'm pretty sure Grok sat in front of LCD monitor and tanned under fluorescent lights, so I'm hard-core paleo.

0
8e10b687e328468783a72c55b64710e8

on June 13, 2012
at 07:28 AM

Aspiring animator and filmmaker. Hoping to storyboard and direct as a grown up. Working a minimum wage job while building my way up at the same time.

0
6473dcb4b0e9b839615d650c168d2747

(638)

on May 31, 2012
at 09:41 PM

Graphic designer :)

0
A03adfdd71be77f20e07d800bc19e3c4

(390)

on May 31, 2012
at 02:16 PM

Chief of IT at the Royal Dutch Medical Association. Quite a few of my colleagues have remarked on the observable changes (weight loss, etc..), and are quite interested in de the developments.

0
F40555b9be81e12c2fc460e6fa7d097c

on May 31, 2012
at 01:27 PM

I'm a High School English Teacher in SC. I like that there are so many other teachers on this thread... HI OTHER TEACHERS!

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29d0e6dfac008a2bab54508f7fb672bf

(20)

on May 31, 2012
at 02:26 AM

I teach English in Japan to elementary and middle school students. They allow me to bring lunch instead of school lunch so it's fairly easy to stay paleo.

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Aa968cafce96d1810cb1014c7545d4a5

on May 30, 2012
at 06:50 PM

software engineer here.

pros:

  • i get to solve little (mostly useless but still fun) problems all day
  • i have a "real job" but i can pretty much do it from anywhere at any time
  • flexible hours, no dress code
  • requires (some) creativity
  • get to be online a lot and read stuff
  • reasonably senior which means i do things the way i want and ..
  • get paid really well

cons:

  • i don't actually make anything tangible
  • desk job (which means screens, staying in one place for long periods of time, etc)
  • expectation of multi-tasking is (in my opinion) is antithetical to productivity
  • have to be online/available by phone a lot

i didn't go to school for this, but sort of accidentally fell into it about 15 years ago and have been doing it ever since. all in all i can't complain, but sometimes i still do.

0
42fcfe43fd03fa25e5e897bd88caa14e

on May 30, 2012
at 04:10 PM

I practice acupuncture and functional medicine.

0
3d0093dd591d9b88db74d7bba970dea0

(222)

on May 30, 2012
at 01:59 PM

IT (Application Administration) for higher ed. Also part-time lecturer for IT related stuff.

0
3b3a449b6705e9ec8b141d0bd07c1a64

(1489)

on May 30, 2012
at 12:50 PM

22 y.o. Sourcing assistant for Luxury Fashion Label

0
712c1d3724f9b6ebfc0eb9b64a803692

(158)

on May 30, 2012
at 06:37 AM

I'm a senior at a University, studying Chemistry and Biochemistry.

I also work as a server in a restaurant, but thankfully the focus is local, sustainable food. Definitely quite a bit of gluten on the menu still, but living in Seattle, there's a lot of fresh, wild seafood as well.

0
Cbe0baff464199131bec8f68ef5654ca

(158)

on May 29, 2012
at 07:06 PM

I work in the digital music/technology industry. I wouldn't say it's the job of my dreams but I enjoy the industry, flexibility, and folks I work with.

0
8de9776490016df60d49e03f23d656af

(596)

on May 29, 2012
at 06:16 PM

I'm a technical writer/IT department coordinator.

0
A968087cc1dd66d480749c02e4619ef4

(20436)

on May 29, 2012
at 04:53 PM

Mainframe computer programmer.

0
Cc49234f065a33c763ab09fa234d08eb

(292)

on May 29, 2012
at 04:31 PM

I'm a graphic designer that does freelance work as well.

0
A115b8aa3c375f10d5bde0c0d06b6143

on May 29, 2012
at 04:16 PM

I just graduated college, but I'll be a management consultant in the fall. It should be difficult staying paleo with weekly travel and high stress - it's a good thing I'm up for a challenge.

0
A3bb2c70384b0664a933b45739bac32c

on May 29, 2012
at 03:43 AM

Computer tech. I started Paleo while working a job that was really boring. I needed to lose some weight and started researching diet and exercise. Lost 39 pounds, though I really only needed to lose 25, and now feel much better for it.

0
B6e742bab3bf787b01f1c6cab8825412

on May 29, 2012
at 02:28 AM

I work in higher education, specifically admissions at a public university. While my wife is an RN and soon to be FNP.

0
9f52676bb212e66300578c4ea2d3d673

on May 29, 2012
at 12:06 AM

I'm a visual effects artist working on hollywood movies.

0
F2f559fe327007fd064a0f5bd79d6278

on May 28, 2012
at 06:20 PM

Sysadmin, mostly Windows and SQL Server.

0
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on May 28, 2012
at 05:36 PM

I'm a photographer. Mainly portraits, but I also contribute to Getty Images.

0
989978332dc44227a46a808e3449e0ea

on May 28, 2012
at 03:42 PM

Software engineer for a fraud prevention software company, and video game developer in my free time.

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(1085)

on May 28, 2012
at 02:16 PM

Office manager for a construction company's equipment maintenance shop for the past 19 years. Before that a stay at home Mom.

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