Each day is a chance to renew and reconnect with your intentions, motivations, and blue-green mindset. I wish you all the best this reNEW year.
Happy blue-green 2019!
You planting big plans for this new year? Whether big or small plans, new year or not-- each day is a chance to renew and reconnect with your intentions, motivations, realities, and blue-green mindset. I wish you all the best this reNEW year.
Any day is a good day to dream big, vision a new reality, and take the next first step towards living a life of connection between mind, body, and planet. I have a personal practice of reflecting and goal setting daily, weekly, and monthly (tied to new or full moons). This practice takes various forms and keeps me balanced with a grateful heart for the past, hope for the future, and mindfulness in the present. This practice keeps me engaging with blue-green mindset (see below for definition).
Perhaps, OneTreeLove can help you connect with yourself, community, nature, and adventure dreams in 2019. Throughout the year, nature and yogAdventures are available in group and private settings. Reach out in email, Facebook, or at the commUNITY gatherings listed below and on onetreelove.com to learn more.
See you in the woods and water this 2019!
With love and gratitude,
Photo: Lisa achieved the goal of becoming a certified lifeguard @ Greenwood Village | Jan 2019
Root down and soak up some renewed energy this year. Lisa will lead these yogAdventures to connect mind, body, and planet, unless noted on OneTreeLove (OTL) website calendar or OTL Facebook event page.
**Adults/Teens** Yin & Vin Yoga @ Namaste Yoga Studio in Northfield Fri, Jan 11 @ 7 am (select weeks with Lisa, others with Jil) See OTL website for details
Ladies Night Riding + Yoga @ Ray's Indoor Bike Park in Cleveland Thu, Jan 17 @ 6 pm ( and select weeks with Lisa, others with Julie Norman) See OTL website for details
**Kids/Families** Family Yoga & Mindfulness @ F.A. Seiberling Nature Realm in Akron Sun, Jan 13, May 5 & Aug 11 @ 1:30 pm See OTL calendar for details
Top Photo: Yoga @ Ray's Indoor Bike Park, Cleveland | 2018 Bottom Photo: Family Yoga & Mindfulness @ Nature Realm, Akron | Nov 2018
OneTreeLove is teaming up with community partners to help you start the new year feeling renewed! Join for these community events where Lisa will lead a yogAdventure. Click on links below for details and registration.
Photo: Women in the Wild Yoga @ Cuyahoga Valley National Park | 2017
Support the Trees
HUGE thank you to all those that supported Tour des Trees in 2018. Together, we raised $327,000 for the TREE Fund's work with tree research and education across the country. It certainly is (tree)teamwork that makes it all possible.Thank you for being part of the OneTreeLove team!
You can join the treerrific fun next year as the tour goes through Tennessee and Kentucky in September 2019. Don't want to ride, but want to support tree research and education? Donate to the OneTreeLove TREE Fund fundraising campaign throughout 2019 (online link coming soon).
Photo: Lisa and fellow Tour des Trees riders @ Ledges Shelter, Cuyahoga Valley National Park | July 31
Is being more mindful part of your new year intentions? What color represents your mind? Many of you have heard me talk about blue-green mind at various yogAdventures. If you haven't, here is my take on it:
Red Mind:Red- associated with fire, hot temperatures, stop lights, danger, and stress. So a red mind, as researcher Michael Gross published in 2014, is when we are stressed, hot headed, can't think clearly and need to stop.
Blue Mind: The research of Wallace J. Nichols, Ph.D. and his colleagues showcases the physical, mental, and emotional benefits to being in and around water. Think about all the things associated with the color blue-- water, clear sky, cool temperatures, mellow moods. These things can make us calm and keep us clear headed.
Green Mind: Then there is the work of Kathleen L. Wolf, Ph.D. and others that study the benefits of being among trees and other thriving plants. This can then be called green mind and is associated with a state of mind that is growing and going for your goals like the trees.
Blue-Green Mind: Putting together the understanding and practices of blue and green minds is the ultimate in growth mindset, as I see it. When in a state of blue-green mind, you can achieve your dreams with ease and focus. You can connect with this mindset by being around calming and energizing elements in nature.
What are your thoughts on this? I would love to hear from you at firstname.lastname@example.org.