HeartRise Practice #3 is all about balance: locating and maintaining an equilibrium between all parts of our life. Our environment, whether we focus on our immediate or global surroundings, plays a large part in our emotional and physical well-being.
I got home after my 7am yoga class on Friday to find over 500 e-mail messages assigned to my spam file in g-mail. Do they procreate in the humid recesses of my hard drive? Does Spam sit on a Maui beach while all his minions continue to litter our in-boxes? I wish for it to cease but meanwhile I'm very happy that g-mail separates my mail for me.
Later that day, I came across Green Dimes. For a dime a day, Green Dimes will stop your junk mail (of the slow encounter-type) and plant a tree in your name at the same time. 100,000,000 trees and 28 billion gallons of water is what it takes to produce all the junk we receive as catalogs and credit card offers. I read that Matt Damon was so impressed by Green Dimes that he's now a board member.
While it was not the solution I was seeking earlier in the day, it's a solution of broader impact. I like the way my life offers me answers.
Read: How Green Dimes works
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