Green Day

I could start this post by commenting on the posture in the video. 

Keeping the main thing the main thing:  living in a state of awareness is the first step to any change.

Or I could tell a story about my Dad.  Yeah, he would harp on me in that strange parental way in an effort to make me stand up straight (again, see video; thanks Dad).  But he was also “green” before his day.  He would argue with that fact.  Being from the country and working a farm, he learned respect for nature.  The weather.  The water.  The animals.  The seasons.  Like generations of people before him, he “considered” and conserved.

In our house…lights were turned off when not in use.  The thermostat was kept at a moderate temperature.  Our showers were short.  Water was not kept running when you brushed.  We were to consider what went into land fills.  He warned us about what the planet would be like when we had children, and what it would be like when those children had children.  He spoke of responsibility and the future.  And even when he didn’t ask us to change our behavior, he made it known that we were very much living in the land of excess, and that would someday comeback to bite us.  Someday we’d see…it would be hip to be “green”. 

And like most intellectual things my father speaks of, he was correct. 

It's not always easy being green

7/40     I will become just a little more aware of my surroundings.  Perhaps just at home, but I will pay more attention to the environmental impact I place on this earth.

good breakfast, short workout in the garage with lots of balance moves, good posture when I work, train the scaps, breathing with a little meditation on mother earth.

 

About Lisa Jamison

I'm a trainer, coach, massage therapist, educator, yogi, and all around great gal, not necessarily in that order. I thrive on watching people move. Professionally I can help you do that with more grace, ease, and efficiency...which translates to "faster" and "without injuries". It's about eliminating the stresses on your body and teaching you a new way. Physically. Cognitively. Emotionally. Body, mind, and spirit.
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