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Environmental Protection Agency Honors The District With Its Green Power Community of The Year Award

 

This press release comes to us from Robert Marus:

 

Casey Trees to welcome STIHL Tour des Trees cyclists to D.C.

This story comes to us from Jared Powell:

Casey Trees brings Park(ing) Day to D.C.

Casey Trees brings Park(ing) Day to D.C.

This notice comes to us from Christopher Horn:

On Friday, Sept. 16, Casey Trees will transform impervious street parking into an instant park to promote the environmental, social and financial benefits of trees as part of Park(ing) Day 2011. 

Casey Trees Announces Fall 2011 Community Tree Planting Schedule

This story comes to us from Christopher Horn:

From October to mid-December Casey Trees, with help from volunteers, will plant more than 380 trees at 28 sites across the District through its flagship Community Tree Planting (CTP) program.

Bend, Don't Break

Bamboo is prized in Asia not only for the usefulness of its sprouts as food, its inner stem as medicine, and its stalk as constructive material, but also for its cultural significance as a symbol for flexibility. The supple plant is able to survive even the most devastating storms. Our lives, too, are filled with unexpected happenings, and those who are successful at adapting to change have better health and more fulfilling lives. Possessing flexibility as a personality trait can assist greatly in the recovery from illness; emotional and physical. Try not to become overly attached to a specific outcome: stay on the course you have charted for your life, but understand that when barriers present themselves you'll sometimes have to take a detour in order to get back on track. Practice stretching, yoga, tai chi: being physically flexible can encourage the same trait in your personality.

The Addiction Of Food

The word "addiction" derives from the Latin adducere, meaning to lead toward.  When you are addicted, whether it is to a food or a type of situation (or for that matter, to another person or type of relationship), it means you are led toward that food, situation, person, or relationship.  Compulsively led.  Reactively led.

So, if you are being led -- who or what does the leading? 

You do.

There are no addictive foods -- only addictive behavior patterns.

Yes, you may be entrained by a situation or a food.  But don't forget the dynamics of entrainment:

     The lesser is to the greater as the greater is to the whole.