The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems

Finding Freedom through Entrepreneurship

February 05, 2022 Monica Kekuewa of MK Design House Season 1 Episode 9
The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems
Finding Freedom through Entrepreneurship
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Host Mary Lucero and special guest, Monica Kekuewa discuss the freedom that can be attained through owning a small business, and how private entrepreneurship can support the food system cornerstones, even when the business is not about healthy food systems.  The COVID-19 catalyst of the Great Resignation and pandemic related business closures has left many former employees wondering what the next phase of their life will look like.   If you are thinking about leaving your job, and wondering what private business might have in store for you, this is an episode you won't want to miss.   Tune in to learn:

  • How entrepreneurship brought more personal satisfaction and family time to Monica Kekuewa, owner of MK Design House in Las Cruces, NM.
  • What factors were in place that helped MK Design House succeed
  • What challenges made private entrepreneurship more difficult than anticipated
  • How family time and personal freedom have made the above challenges worth facing
  • How small businesses who's missions fall beyond the "cornerstone" focal points of environment, health, regenerative agriculture, and freedom can  still support healthy food systems
  • Personal experiences that drove Monica Kekuewa and Mary Lucero to found different kinds of businesses under very different circumstances. 
  • How MK Design House can help you spread your message in print or online

The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems podcast is produced by End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC ( and is typically hosted by Dr. Mary Lucero.

This podcast strives to raise awareness of actions each of us can take to increase food security by building healthy food systems within our area of influence.  You  support the podcast when you buy any of our online courses or purchase from affiliates in our online marketplace.

End-O-Fite Enterprises LLC is a small business that provides information, products,  and services to: 
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  • support healthy microbiomes (from the soil to the gut)
  • complement good nutrition.
  • learn about the cornerstones of healthy food s

The Cornerstones of Healthy Food Systems Podcast Introduction by David Lucero.
Theme music by Zakhar Valaha 

This version was updated in summer, 2023, when we decided to remove the website reference.  The only change was to remove the word cornerstones from the website reference. 

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