If you knew you'd live to 100, how would you change your life today?

A Call for Courage

This is a call for courage

To speak up,

Speak out,

Live large,

Live loud.

Not in fear and anger,

Not to condemn in a crowd,

But standing out as one,

against all odds,

with courageous compassion.

A passion so great for freedom, health, and joy,

That the corruption is unveiled as a profitable ploy.

The light is seen by a few who dare to lift the curtain,

Who dare to risk their reputation

for the right for others to have a future.

Then it happens.

The truth seeps into the shadows of silence,

The voices of millions calling for fearful measures

begin to quiet.

And they listen, slowly…

To the tiny possibility of another way

Another day in the future where freedom may spark joy

The someday that becomes synonymous with hope

That brings action;

fasting from the fast food nation,

false information,

Mandates and mindless restrictions.

The toxic treadmill of chemical cocktails

And corruption…

We extract ourselves from the web

like a dragonfly who refuses to lose her magnificent iridescence,

And we shine.

And others shine in our presence.

We are weaned from the addiction of quick, fast, cheap, and easy

We look for slow, real, crafted, quality.

We look for others who grow,

Makers, and doers, fixers, and huggers.

And soon we see others.

We find ourselves igniting the conversations that turn ears,

heads bob and nod,

Warm bodies move closer,

and neighbors lean in.

And we are connected again.

Restoring our relationships on our street.

Meeting those we feared to meet.

Finding common ground

with uncommon agreement:

innate love of life

joy for all.

And we answer the call…

How are we going to create from this day forth?


A Call for Courage

By Zen Honeycutt

July 28, 2021

This poem is dedicated to Dr. Plasker and all those who speak up for health and freedom

Zen Honeycutt

Founding Executive Director, Moms Across America

International Speaker

Based in Western North Carolina

“I always wondered why somebody didn’t do something about that, then I realized I am somebody.” – source unknown
Empowered Moms, Healthy Kids


Dr. Eric Plasker

If you knew you’d live to 100, how would you change your life today? This is the question that was inspired by Max, one of Dr. Plasker’s patients, that started The 100 Year Lifestyle movement.



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