When Myra Goodman and her husband, Drew, began farming 22 years ago, they had no idea they'd be a driving force in the organic revolution. Today, their Carmel, California-based company, Earthbound Farm, is processing some 15 million servings of organic greens a week. Running the expanding business can prove draining, so Myra, 42, makes sure her mornings offer plenty of nourishment.
I wake up naturally, make myself a big cup of black tea, and then check email. I like to organize all my thoughts when I wake up and take care of them first thing.
Time to make my kids' breakfast. Both my daughter Marea, 16, and my son Jeffrey, 13, play sports, so I like to give them a healthy start. Everything I cook is whole-grain, with the exception of French toast, which I make with challah bread. We add a handful of toasted walnuts for protein and top with applesauce and cinnamon sugar.
The kids are off to school, my husband has left for work, and now I have time to eat my breakfast. I have very sensitive blood sugar, so I usually have a very dense piece of whole-grain bread with some kind of cheese or breakfast meat, like a thin slice of organic salami.
Feeling satisfied, I head into my meditation room. I try to meditate as much as possible, because I'm a hyper-mental person -- my mind works a thousand miles a minute. I make it a priority to find that centered place, that present moment, and not to let work be my focus every single second.
I always carve out an hour in the morning to exercise. Every Wednesday, I meet one of my best friends, Trudy, at Carmel Beach with our dogs (who are brothers) for a power walk. Other days, I walk at a steep angle on the treadmill at home. When I'm done, I head off to work, where each day my commitment to organics grows with every acre we farm.