Tuesday, August 12, 2008

rise #6

Cheers mates,

I know everyone’s been anxious for issue #6 (yes, the suspense is killing me to), but alas life has gotten in the way the past 2 weeks, so I’m sorry for the delay.

Green tip: Recycle your old and broken electronics. TVs, computers, MP3 players, etc. all contain toxic chemicals and heavy metals that shouldn’t get into the primary waste stream, instead e-recycle them which will keep them out of landfills and will provide re-useable parts to produce new electronics. Check out
http://www.epa.gov/epaoswer/hazwaste/recycle/ecycling/index.htm and follow the links for ‘Where you live’ or ‘Where Can I Donate or Recycle My Old Computer and Other Electronic Products?’

Cool website/article: Simplify your life – I promise that if you incorporate a mere 10 of the 72 items in the list, that you’ll be happier and less stressed

Life tip: Do you live to work or work to live? Two friends in the past week imparted to me that they work 15+ hour days everyday and don’t have time to sleep more than 4 or 5 hours a night. There’s nothing wrong with this if you love your work and consciously choose to make it the focal point of your life, but if instead it’s not how you want your life to be, then ask yourself why you’re leading that life. Perhaps you’re working to make more money in order to buy more ‘stuff’; if that’s the case, would you rather have more ‘stuff’ or more free time and a full life? Are you trying to ‘keep pace with the Jones’s’? If so consider why.
“If you want to feel rich, just count the things you have that money can't buy” – anon

“Time is a sort of river of passing events, and strong is its current; no sooner is a thing brought to sight than it is swept by and another takes its place, and this too will be swept away.” - Marcus Aurelius

As for the pic, this is my attempt at being artistic; thanks go to Kerry & Lori for supplying the dock and the surrounding beauty.