Tuesday, August 12, 2008

rise #1

Hey all,

Many of you already receive my random hippie items from time to time, so I figured I’d start putting a little more structure to it. Therefore, I’m going to start sending a short “newsletter” twice a week with a few items. Each one will have a green tip, a life tip, a link to a cool website or article, and a quote. Definitely provide feedback as to ways to improve it (e.g. additional sections, longer/shorter, etc.) and also any personal items that you’d like included (e.g. stories you’ve written, upcoming performances you’re taking part in, interesting speakers coming to your town, or happy items like births/weddings/graduations, etc.). Also, pass along addresses of friends who’d be interested in receiving this. And let me know if you want to be removed from the distribution.

So for today’s installment:

Green tip: start a home vegetable garden – provides healthy, organic produce for just a couple cents; easy to do, fun for the family, good for the environment. Check out
http://www.extension.iastate.edu/Publications/PM819.pdf or http://www.thegardenhelper.com/fruitsveggies.html for more information

Life tip: laugh more! Laughter (even fake) has a plethora of physiological benefits (e.g. lower blood pressure, lower stress, boosts immune system, pumps serotonin & endorphins into your bloodstream, and it is even a cardiovascular workout). Check out
http://www.laughteryoga.org/ and http://www.worldlaughtertour.com/ for information and follow the ‘clubs’ link to find a laughter yoga club in your area.

Cool website/article:
http://www.delanceyplace.com/ - signup and you’ll get “eclectic little excerpts delivered to your email every day”

“Live as if your were to die tomorrow. Learn as if you were to live forever.” - Gandhi

Finally, just a demographic note that this is being sent out to kith & kin in California, Colorado, Connecticut, New York, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Maryland, DC, Delaware, Georgia, Florida, India, Australia, China & South Korea.

Have a great week,
Ps check out the sweet pic of Stonehenge (attached)