Monday, June 15, 2009

rise 23

"The price we pay for money is paid in liberty” - Robert Louis Stevenson

Life tip: Be conscious! Practice making fewer, but better informed decisions. Stay in the present. Try to live a more quality, less quantity life. Think simplicity. Consider what will actually improve your life versus what mass media tells you is a necessity. How do you do this? Start with thinking about every decision you make, instead of just going by habit. A
next step could be meditation (Meditation), which brings many benefits to your concentration, health & outlook. From there, the sky & your happiness are the limit!

“Nothing has any power over me other than that which I give it through my conscious thoughts.” – Anthony Robbins

Amazing website: Learn about anything & everything from experts at And be careful, this is addictive.

Green tip: Packaging – why do we purchase products that only need to be in packaging for a few weeks to a few months (from their creation until they reach the consumer), when the packaging they’re in will last for decades, if not generations? Try purchasing only products that have minimal, or preferably no, packaging.

Book recommendation: Remove the concept of disposable and you go from a cradle-to-grave concept to ‘Cradle to Cradle: Remaking the Way We Make Things’ – McDonough & Braungart

“A mind stretched by a new idea can never go back to its original dimensions.” - Oliver Wendell Holmes

Interesting statistics on trees:
The net cooling effect of a young, healthy tree is equivalent to ten room-size air conditioners operating 20 hours a day
If you plant a tree today on the west side of your home, in 5 years your energy bills should be 3% less. In 15 years the savings will be nearly 12%
A mature tree can often have an appraised value of between $1,000 and $10,000
One hundred trees remove 53 tons of carbon dioxide and 430 pounds of other air pollutants per year

Mmmmm recipe: Spinach & Scallops… delicious, or to pass
on a recent quote I heard “it tastes like happiness” Spinach & Scallops

Knowledge is “trading magic for fact, no trade backs” – Pearl Jam

Remember to SHINE!