As a peaceful warrior, I would choose when, where and how I would behave.
With that commitment, I began to live the life of a warrior.
~Dan Millman

Sunday, March 04, 2007

The world we live in is amazing! Enjoy ~j

3 comments:

Mike said...

Hey J,
Yes indeed..amazing! Definitely can spend a lifetime exploring all its gifts eh!?

Hey, regarding coffee is it cool to avoid all the negative press about the beans? I quit cold turkey several times only to come crawling back..we all have to have one or two vices eh? ;-)

Re: Mr. Joel...great song from back in the day when he was putting out good stuff! Funny how you can hear a song that you haven't heard in years and still rattle off the lyrics like it was yesterday.

Have a great week!

jgirl said...

Well, I am with you on the vices. We all have them. My love affair with coffee has been on again off again as well.

Here's the deal...
1. Coffee has benefits, as long as you are not drinking it every day -can lead to caffiene addiction, even in the slightest way it effects the body. So 3 or 4 time a week is preferable.

2. It MUST be organic, shade grown - there are so many pesticides and herbicides in regular coffee. This is a sad little tidbit, but the DDT we outlawed back in the 70's we sold to third world countries who use it on their crops that they sell back to us. Shade grown offers many eco benefits, but morei importantly to you...no system poisioning to the plant. Hmmmm...

3. Fair trade - are also an important factor - this is really about honoring a delicate and valuable ecosystem as well as quality of life and fairness for a multibillion dollar commodity to the farmers. OCA is hitting starbucks hard for their role in popularizing coffee and taking advantage of the little guy.

So...make a difference in being conscious about where you spend your dollars and enjoy your cup of joe! ~j

jgirl said...

Okay...a couple of typos here today...haven't had my coffee!!! jk

In number 2 what I meant was systemic, where the poisions are absorbed into the soil and feed the roots of the plant. Yikes!

If you love the coffee houses, many of them are now very aware of offering organic, fair trade and shade grown.

Here's the OCA link...http://www.organicconsumers.org/fairtrade.cfm they can be extremem, but they do have their facts correct. Again, it is all about being aware so you can make the best choices possible.

If you have any physical concerns regarding hpb, adrenal fatigue or even intolerance to caffeine, that would be a good time to consider no longer drinking it.