EARTH HEALTH



Everybody needs beauty as well as bread, places to play in and pray in, where nature may heal and give strength to body and soul.   John Muir 
  

These are challenging times for a health coach. When making recommendations for a healthy lifestyle there are multiple complications. It is no longer enough to simply recommend eating more vegetables, beans and fish. Special consideration must be given to our choices, and I recommend food that is natural, whole, organic, not genetically modified, sustainable and locally grown whenever possible. Add to that, the abundance of contaminants and pollutants in the environment, in our homes, and in our personal care products. We live in a society that is chronically stressed, that does not place priority on basic health habits and North America is leading the worldwide health crisis of deaths from noncommunicable disease, the majority of which are preventable, with rates that are almost thirty percent higher than the world average.





Our treatment of the earth seems to be mirrored in our personal healthcare choices. I propose that a healthy environment and healthy citizens is the most profitable choice individually, and collectively.
Check this out:  Hungry For Change   




  Look deep into nature, and then you will understand        everything better.   Albert Einstein 


There is hope in our personal choices. We create the world we live in, each one of us, by all of the little things that we choose every day. There is also hope because ingenuity, resourcefulness and adaptability is coded in our DNA. These days aspirations are being achieved at the same time that someone is saying it can't be done: biofuels from bacteria and algae are freeing up valuable arable land, food is being grown in the Sahara desert using ocean water and we are creating history by building bridges of communication and information in this developing technological age that could help us to make healthier choices for people and planet. 



Check this out: Plastic to Oil    
  





Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world. Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has.   Margaret Mead



  
Practical Tips



I am grateful for this most amazing day, for the leaping greenlyspirits of trees, and for the blue dream of sky and for everythingwhich is natural, which is infinite, which is yes.   E.E. Cummings

  


       
     



Spring 2013 NEWSLETTER
       



The woods were made for the hunters of dreams,

The brooks for the fishers of song;
To the hunters who hunt for the gunless gameThe streams and the woods belong.Sam Walter Foss




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Red Bay Basque Whaling Station in Labrador, Newfoundland: Canadas' 17th UNESCO World Heritage Site







Nature, to be commanded, must be obeyed.Francis Bacon