Jocelyn Campbell

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Jocelyn's life is all about balance. Maybe that's why she's an accountant and is such an advocate for keeping our natural systems healthy.
As a child, she perched on branches, collected moss and fungus, caught frogs and snakes, and climbed up into swaying tree forts in her beloved Pacific Northwest woods. Then, as a teenager, she learned that reining in sugar kept her more alert and energetic. These youthful observations grew into passions for walks in the woods, gardening, herbal remedies, and natural parenting with whole and traditional foods. More recently, Jocelyn's interest in the natural and healthy led to all things permaculture and she completed her first permaculture design course in 2010.
Jocelyn enjoys helping 1- and 2- person micro-businesses spend less time on their bookkeeping, growing and wildcrafting herbs and greens, plus cooking and fermenting veggie filled, health-promoting goodness.
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Everett, WA (Western Washington State / Cascadia / Pacific NW)
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Jocelyn Campbell wrote:Is the July 12th Field Day happening?

I learned elsewhere that the July 12th event was canceled, but the August field station is still on!
5 days ago
Is the July 12th Field Day happening?
1 week ago
This article about a study on grizzly bears versus livestock guardian dogs is rather amazing.

Reductions of 87.8% in grizzlies coming near farmsteads and 94.1% reduction in grizzly time spent on farmsteads. Particularly those farms with grain spillage, which is a major bear attractant.

So cool.
1 month ago
In this book, Dan Barber goes into mind-blowing details about the WSU Bread Lab and the wheat growing and baking experiments by Dr. Stephen Jones.

Here's a brief press release Chef praises WSU wheat breeder in New York Times bestseller about this connection.

A little over a week ago, I had the honor of teaching in the same strip of buildings as this celebrated Bread Lab (more in my post about that here). The Bread Lab was not open for tours, but I just had to snap some pics of their wood fired bread ovens out front.

How cool, right?
2 months ago
Slow and steady gets across the finish line, too, right?

We have the 2-hour payroll recording with PDF slide deck for $20 - more info here: WSU Cultivating Success + Payroll Workshop Video. Plus, there are links to a mailing list and a survey about future workshops. My current client work comes first, which is why I'm plodding gradually at getting more workshop information out there.

The blog post above is also a big shout-out to the Cultivating Success program through the WSU (Washington State University) Extension. That class took place right next to WSU's Bread Lab which is featured in The Third Plate by Dan Barber. I felt like I was in sustainable foodie heaven district just being near it!

These are the bread ovens that were in front of the Bread Lab:

2 months ago
This popped up as a similar thread today. Has this improved for you, r?

r ranson wrote:
I'm crap at those.  I can barely talk on the telephone.  

I need coping strategies to reduce my panic.  I'm wondering if there is something from CBT (Cognitive behavioural therapy) that might help.  

When I panic, my voice sounds even worse and flatter than it normally does.  

Dyslexia means I cannot read from a script.

I don't even know why I want to do this so bad, but I do.  I hate that I do.  And yet, I can't stop wanting.  

Since you mentioned CBT, I listened to a few podcasts about IFS - Internal Family Systems.

Which basically could mean that the panic and freezing up is from a Protector (yes, capital P!) part within you that is trying to save you from the horror of screwing up/shame...or being rejected...or being unlovable....etc.

There are amazing ways folks have been able to work with their internal parts to calm themselves and help with all kinds of behaviors.

I plan to explore IFS ideas more for myself, too.
3 months ago

Ned Harr wrote:The easy one is I'm kinda vain. I care about how I look. <snip> I think about what image I want to project physically. That seems anti-permie-ish to me.

In some circles, I agree that it can seem anti-permie, so I appreciate your candor and questioning it.

Though to me, there is SO much beauty in lustrous, healthy, well-maintained locks, bodies, natural fiber clothes, healthy landscapes, natural building, etc. that I think a person really can have both.

I, too, struggle with aesthetics a fair amount. I'm currently renting where I'm slowly changing the garden landscape so I don't scare the property managers. Plus, I lean heavily on "pollinator attractants" (ahem, flowers!) in my gardens which I love and I don't care if they are not multi-layered in their functions. My joy is enough for me.

Ned Harr wrote:I perceive a tension between sustainability on the societal scale and on the individual scale.

Yes, there is this, but I think we can do better to close this gap without as much guilt of our societal trappings.

For me, it's often in the minutiae, and not the larger picture as you described.

Without wandering into toxic gick or cider press topics, to stay within my budget, I do sometimes purchase items (food, clothes, household stuff) that are not within my values.  But I alleviate my first world guilt by most of the time doing a lot of minutiae things on the daily that I feel add up to making a significant difference. I realize I'm not perfect, but I'm always trying to do better.

3 months ago
Ever have one of those times when you think someone will get it, but they absolutely don't?

This actual language-based lost in translation came up that I thought was hilarious:

I know I've had other situations where I forget that others are not as hyper focused on the things that I am, and humor ensues.

Now I remember one - a very mild one anyway. Last summer, a business person I work with arrived at my back porch and had to step around a dirty, decaying chicken bone. I bury my kitchen scraps, including bones, and it had been dug up by a critter and left in front of my steps. When I explained, they did their best not to give me a disgusted or blank stare. Ha!  

Share your own "lost in translation" moments here!
3 months ago

Tina Wolf wrote:I only just saw this!  I would like to purchase the recording.  Jocelyn, do you have recordings of other classes?  I have a small business and need help.

Thank you!  Tina

Hi Tina - thank you!! So far, I do not have recordings of other classes, but I hope to have more soon. I'll send you a PM about how to purchase.
4 months ago
The class was awesome last night. The participants asked great questions which truly made it a better experience.

We made a video recording of the class, so if you missed the class, but want to purchase the video link, I could send you more details in a PM.
4 months ago