Monday, November 17, 2008

rise #17

I hope this finds all of you well & at peace.

Green tip: Get a home energy audit and use the results as a plan for the next few years, taking on a couple of the items each year. The average American home spends around $1,300 – 2,000 a year on energy (depending on the source you check). Depending on your location and income bracket the audit could be anywhere from $0 – 250, and putting the fixes in place will also cost you money, but by the time you’re done, you’ll likely have cut your home energy bill in half. For more info and some DIY tips, check out the Department of Energy’s website at

Life tip: Breathe deeply. In fact, take 5 slow, deep breaths right now. Deep breathing relieves stress, expels toxins from the body and lowers blood pressure. Check out
Breathing for more benefits & a simple exercise.

“Most men pursue pleasure with such breathless haste that they hurry past it.” - Soren Kierkegaard

“Breathe. Let go. And remind yourself that this very moment is the only one you know you have for sure.” – Oprah Winfrey

Interesting website/article: Want to build a motorized skateboard, hard drive, universal remote or IPod projector? Want to know how much gas your car uses, how to restore deleted computer files, or when your coffee is ready to drink? Check out

“The first step to getting the things you want out of life is this: Decide what you want.” – Ben Stein

Yummy recipe: Eat nuts! They’re high in protein, omega 3’s and delicious (but they’re also high in calories, so use them as a replacement for other foods). For more info check out
NutInfo. And for recipes check out NutRecipes