How do you build a healthy, connected, and intentional life that fulfills your greatest purpose? In this episode, Caroline Fausel shares how it all started. She talks about her journey, how she became an intentionalist and why she created this podcast. 

A voracious reader herself, Caroline also shares some books that have changed her life and shaped her aspiration for intentionalism in all aspects of her life.

For instance, the book “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer heavily influenced her to become vegetarian. She thought it was a good way to bio-hack her genetics and keep certain diseases at bay. Learning about factory farming and what’s in our food also sparked her passion for the environment. She believes that while individual action is not enough to turn the entire environment around, it’s definitely a huge part of it, and it’s something she could do. 

Eventually, upon reading “It Starts with Food” by Melissa and Dallas Hartwig, which talks about nutrition science, she went straight from vegan to the paleo-based Whole30 diet, which she and her husband, Chaz, did for 30 days. It was an intense time but they felt better than ever and they became more intentional about what they were eating. And so, the book is what started it all for her– the lifestyle, the blog, and this podcast. 

In this episode, Caroline shares how becoming intentional has dramatically changed the way she lives her life – as a wife, as a mother, and as a human being.

In this episode, you will hear:

  • Books on nutrition
  • Books on minimalism
  • Books on marriage
  • Books on parenting
  • Books on personal growth and development

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Books on Nutrition

Eating Animals: (affiliate)

It Starts with Food: (affiliate)

Books on Minimalism

7 by Jen Hatmaker: (affiliate)

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo: (affiliate)

Digital Minimalism by Cal Newport: (affiliate)

Books on Marriage

Boundaries in Marriage by John Townsend and Henry Cloud: (affiliate)

5 Love Languages by Gary Chapman: (affiliate)

Books on Parenting

On Becoming Baby Wise by Gary Ezzo and Robert Bucknam: (affiliate)

Moms on Call by Laura Hunter and Jennifer Walker: (affiliate)

Secrets of the Baby Whisperer by Tracy Hogg and Melinda Blau: (affiliate)

The Child Whisperer by Carol Tuttle: (affiliate)

Books on Personal Growth & Development

The Enneagram: A Christian Perspective by Father Richard Rohr: (affiliate)

The Ruthless Elimination of Hurry by John Mark Comer: (affiliate) 

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