Sunday, January 23, 2011

Mindfulness and Action

To be a better citizen of the earth, practice mindfulness.    Mindfulness slows actions down and gives you that split second of awareness that is the difference between doing something that harms the earth and doing something that heals it.  Instead of throwing something in the garbage, consider what to do with it – recycle, reuse, compost?  As you leave a room, be aware that you are leaving the light on.  While brushing your teeth, be aware that good water is running down the drain. When shopping, evaluate the birth and death of an object and decide whether or not to make the purchase.
Mindfulness is my mother saying, “Think about what you’re doing!”  How different our actions might be if we went about our day with mindfulness.

Saturday, January 15, 2011

What's the Worst that Could Happen?

Listen to Greg Craven's little talk and then let's get to work on Climage Change
This is my special arisaema -- Candidissima.  We've had her three years and this year she is multiplying!!

Florida and Catalogues

There's something fine about sitting at the computer in shorts ordering from a Thompson & Morgan catalogue for next spring.  This afternoon is sunny but just a bit too cool to sit outside so.....planning for the garden next year is my choice.