“And let me offer lesson number one about America: All great change in America begins at the dinner table. So, tomorrow night in the kitchen I hope the talking begins.” This quote is famously said by Ronald Regan, and truthfully I believe it applies to cultures around the world. There’s something deeply profound about this and in many ways deeply intriguing. We watch movies, TV shows and see families sitting together, often leading us to glamorizing what could be. The table has the ability to develop emotional intelligence, heal and connect unlike any other place in culture. For something so important, it deserves more frequent attention and evaluation.
I brought our friends Ben and Corley Spell back on to talk about this very topic, and get back to the basics:
Why does the table matter?
How to get back to that space, if it’s something missing in your everyday
Making the table a foundation for kids and family
How to wean off technology when at the table
Emotional intelligence, conversation skills and more
Life is full, we’re not short on commitments, but what if we changed the narrative? What if we stopped and saw that not prioritizing time at the table comes with a cost? This episode will leave you inspired and ready to take action to get back to the table.
I was living in Thailand, longed for community, starting opening my door and filling my table. Now I’m living ‘charcuterie’ as a way of life and teaching what I learned about living intentionally everyday.
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Great Change Happens at the Table w/ Ben & Corley Spell