Wow, you clicked. Thanks.
We weren't sure anyone would, though someone always does.
The mouse, the trackpad, the keyboard, the ability to turn a highlighted word into something much bigger, like the below text, the original of which is nearly 300 years old.

"If I had had to make the choice of the place of my birth... 

...I should have wished to be born in a country in which the interest of the {leadership} and that of {nature} {were} single and identical; to the end that all the movements of the {living, biological} {organism} might tend always to the general happiness. And as this could not be the case, unless the leadership and {nature} were {considered} one and the same {living organism}, it follows that I should have wished to be born under a {zoecratic} government, wisely tempered."

- Jean-Jacques Rousseau & {Olive et al.}

Also, a massive thank you for such an enjoyable week. I can’t begin to explain how inspired and re-energised I am. Today we started a Research and Development Group in the office to take our existing sustainability expertise to the next level and really start educating our clients and encouraging them down this route. We have some great ideas and have an opportunity to be truly innovative and help lead our industry. Thanks for this!
— LB

See, you're moving along nicely and then something happens. You click on a link and get 300 year old French writing mixed with 30 minute old Olive writing. If you could choose the details of your birth, how would you choose?

We at Olive choose (assuming choice exists) to believe (assuming belief exists) that our health is the world's health, and the world's health is our health. In this sense we think in larger circles than just ourselves - the circle of all of us, of family, friends, community, nation, world.

There's even a name for this in the modern world. It's called Zoecracy, or a "form of government carried out by elected representatives of the people that is more inclusive of nature than democracy is capable of being. The term is derived from the Greek words: zoe "life" and kratos "power" and means the "power of life."

This means, more simply, we (i.e., Olive) are engaged in the not-so-normal process of seeing our health as a larger question, and in that process, growing our health around us. It's seems to be easiest way to heal ourselves in today's - and any day's - worlds.

At least it makes our lives easier, we think.

Can we heal ourselves?

I am eternally thankful for the wisdom, compassion and patience, and for the enriching life-long gifts I take with me.
— B

Original Rousseau, from "The Social Contract." - 1762

"I should have wished to be born in a country in which the interest of the Sovereign and that of the people must be single and identical; to the end that all the movements of the machine might tend always to the general happiness. And as this could not  be the case, unless the Sovereign and the people were one and the same person, it follows that I should have wished to be born under a democratic government, wisely tempered."