Today was not a good day. It was largely consumed by technical challenges that gobbled up an entire afternoon. (Have I mentioned my love affair with technology? Sigh…) As one hour turned into five I kept saying to Mr. Green “I still have to write the newsletter.” At one point he said “Couldn’t you not write one? Just this once? Have you ever not written one?” The answer is no. For over 10 years, I have, for the most part, written a newsletter every other week. I love writing the newsletter. I never run out of things I want to share and feel truly blessed when I hear from people with their comments or reactions. It’s a labor of love.

As a team, we are always talking about taking care of the planet and that it starts with taking care of ourselves. We all have challenging days. We all feel overwhelmed sometimes. (You probably know where this is going.) I am taking my own advice about sustaining one’s self. Just this once. I am not going to write a newsletter, which requires serious thinking, solid research, and high-level brain activity. Maybe by my open and honest sharing, when it’s your turn to make a conscious self-care choice, you will be gentle with yourself, listen to your inner voice, and take care of yourself because you are needed – just like I am!

Until next time, I invite you to continue to make the greener choice and just say no to straws no matter what! And I hope that you take the time to read about our very exciting line-up of show guests.