The news about planet earth today does not constitute cheery headlines. Our oceans are greatly depleted of fish (this week, Whole Foods Market has decided NOT to carry many species of fish that are deemed threatened including Tuna, Tilapia, and King Salmon). Ocean levels are rising and some low-lying ocean islands in the South Pacific are now threatened, as are her inhabitants. Many species are listed as endangered due to loss of habitat and many chemicals (e.g., PCB’s antibiotics, synthetic hormones, etc… the list is quite long) are now found in our drinking water with serious health consequences. Severe droughts are causing food shortages and energy demands (much of which comes from our desire to be plugged into our high tech gadgets) are exceeding the ability to safely extract fosil fuels, while sustainable means for energy are thought to be unprofitable. Meanwhile the world’s population continues to grow causing concern regarding limited resources. Stated simply, Mother Earth isn’t doing so well, and many of these problems are the result of humor error. Earth Day is a day designated to remind us to walk a sustainable path. May we do so quickly and remember that every day is Earth Day.
Stress Tip for the Day:
Make it a point today to walk softly on the back of Mother Earth. Learn to be more conscious of your ecological footprint. You can begin with recycling, but perhaps more importantly, be even more conscious of what you buy. With each purchase, ask yourself, “What impact does this purchase have on the planet, and her people?” Live sustainably. Live consciously. Love your Mother!
Links, Books and Movies Worth Noting:
The following are video clips of my award-winning movie Earth Songs. Please scroll to the bottom of the page. Enjoy!
Quote for the Day:
“Earth does not belong to us; we belong to Earth.” — Chief Seattle
Photo for the Day:
This photo of Planet Earth is a composite photo from several satellite images of our beautiful planet.
Brian Luke Seaward, Ph.D. is an internationally renowned expert in the fields of stress management, mind-body-spirit healing and stress and human spirituality. He is the author of over 12 books including the bestsellers, Stand Like Mountain, Flow Like Water, Stressed Is Desserts Spelled Backward, The Art of Calm, Quiet Mind, Fearless Heart and Managing Stress (7e) and the newly released, A Beautiful World: The Earth Song Journals. He can be reached through his website: www.brianlukeseaward.net
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