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GOTTA TRY TO SAVE THE EARTH!
Sierra Club A chance to use your dollars to nag elected officials.
Green Peace uses your money to humiliate polluting corporations.
Earth First They like to fight for what is left of nature.
Earth Island Cleanup, fix-up, write about the environment.
NRDC The National Resources Defense Council does Sierra and Earthfirst.
Cure Zone Delightful compendium of pro-nature information.
“Friends of The Earth” Lots of eco-protective organizations.
Center for Biodiversity and Conservation is part of the American Museum of Natural History. Read their publications. Learn the biodiversity concept, and then preserve that variety which preserves you.
TREES WILL HEAL YOU. MAKE FRIENDS WITH THEM.
National Audubon Society Learn their names so you can talk directly to them. Buy a copy of The Audubon Society’s Field Guide To North American Trees.
Tree Finder: A Manual For The Identification of Trees By Their Leaves by May T. Watts
Read The Tree by Robert Gray. Deepen your appreciation.
- Plant some trees! You must save the world! I live in Ohio, where It is 95% deforested. We are in serious trouble. So are you.
- Look up “tree nursery” on your search engine. Buy some little trees. Plant them. You do not have to own a home to plant a tree.
- Plant trees for people’s birthdays. Plant trees for any event. It is really pleasant. Dig a big hole, put some humus in the hole along with the tree, and add water. The more trees we have growing, the more oxygen we have to breathe. We need oxygen. Plant trees!
YOGA RANGES FROM INTELLIGENT EXERCISE TO SPIRITUAL PRACTICE. DO IT.
Kripalu.org A good place for east coast people to learn yoga. See the Berkshires, receive good training, but you must continue when you go home.
bksiyengar.com Yoga with great precision and discipline.
Yogafinder.com Or, if you want a neighborhood yogi or yogini, try this list.
IF YOU WANT TO BE GROUNDED, YOU NEED SHOES THAT ARE LIKE FEET…
Flexiblefootwear.com I get so excited when I discover problem solving with integrity. These ain’t Manolo’s.
Keenfootwear.com The Keen company makes a shoe shaped like a foot. They look funny which adds to their charm.
Birkenstock.com The classic ergonomic shoe.
Earth.us Hey Hippies, remember The Earth Shoe? They are making it again. My take on the negative heel (lower than the sole) is that it corrects a lordosis (sway back). If you do not have a lordosis, well…
Ecco.com A Danish ergonomic shoe.
Vibram Five Fingers: Very close to barefoot.
Barefooters.org A group of folks who say, “Let us all walk barefoot, so we can be healthy and happy.”
AIR ENTERS YOUR LUNGS
Plantdrive.com This site sells adapters for your diesel engine car, so you can fill up with used cooking oil. Yes you can! Begin the trip to auto intelligence by reading: Sliding Home, A complete guide to Driving Your Diesel on Straight Vegetable Oil, by Ray Holan. It is available on the above website.
AuthenticBreathing.com My Pal Dennis Lewis will teach you how to breath. Should you need instruction, read his books and go to his classes—the information is on his website above.
LYING ON THE EARTH
WarrenGrossman.com Clearly the only human to discover lying on the earth is yours truly. He nags his students, harangues his clients, writes books about the process and asserts that health is to be had in that manner.
What a strange term to mean “not allopathic.” These “alternatives” includes the ways that most of the earth’s population deal with pain and illness.
NCCAM.nih The National Institute of Health also has a page and a program. They are trying to verify alternative hypotheses using scientific method, never imagining that intellectual miscegenation is unlikely to work.
Issseem.org The International Society For The Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine is a group that publishes a Scientific journal and presents an interesting annual conference, to provide a venue for scientifically trained people to explore healing.
Noetic.org The Institute of Noetic Science conducts and sponsors research into consciousness. The institute explores phenomena that do not necessarily fit conventional scientific models.
READ SOME BOOKS, BUT BELIEVE YOUR EXPERIENCE
OED.com The Oxford English Dictionary does more than define. Read an entry carefully, especially the etymology, and you will master the word as a concept.
Leonardkoren.com Wabi-Sabi by Leonard Koran. Learn about the aesthetic of the natural, the accidental and the impermanent. Understand the beauty of nature—and you will understand the truth.
Vedanta.org The Sermon on The Mount According To Vedanta Swami Prabhavananda explains the Sermon on The Mount and The Lord’s prayer by using Hindu concepts. It all comes together. Really.
Sending my readers to web sites for food, breaks the rules of health, and common sense. Food should be fresh. However, to learn how to choose food in the land of plenty, is an intellectual Rubik’s cube. So arm yourself with information, but not from your government, who must support the food processing industry (interesting pair of words: “processed food”). The word assimilate means to make similar to. I doubt if that will happen with Coco-Puffs.
Read Food And Healing, by Annemarie Colbin. Her prejudice is macrobiotics. Her intelligence and big picture thinking is worth the price of the book.
SmallPlanetInstitute.org Also read the classic Diet For A Small Planet, by Francis Moore Lappé. Another big picture thinker, with a leaning toward vegetarianism.
DrWeil.com The productive Andrew Weil, wrote Eating Well For Optimum Health. It is mostly self-evident, but chapter two is a fine hundred page summary of nutrition.
The Omnivore’s Dilemma Michael Pollan will help complete your food education. Clarifying information, fine writing, humor, wow. Penguin Press
In Defense of Food Michael Pollan does it again! Penguin Press
Meditation is paying attention to one thing at a time. It is the absolute key to excellence – and maybe peacefulness. This said, you probably think you need lessons and methodology. Oh Well.
MeditationCenter.com Here is a cute site. Not too much baloney. It might get you started.
Wikipedia.org Here is a good overview of meditation types and schools.
AS WELL AS,
Art—authentic, not copies. There is an art museum in your city.
Music by Mozart. He is old and dead, so he does not have a website.
A weekly massage. Ask your friends for local referrals.
But, above all, comfortable shoes.
American University Medicine Clinic American University Medicine Clinic offers the nurturing environment that addresses the quality of complementary and alternative medicine.
Enhanced Healing Relaxation music, positive affirmations and online counseling for reducing stress and anxiety, promoting health, wellness and healing and improving self-esteem.
Spirituality How to Re-Awaken Your Spirituality to Reconnect with the Natural World