|How obvious it seems to me now.
Saving ourselves through right action including diet, exercise, expressing gratitude, and other positive acts, are the very same actions that improve life on our planet.
“A deep awareness of the gifts of the earth and of each other is medicine,” writes Robin Wall Kimmerer, author of Braiding Sweetgrass, Indigenous Wisdom, Scientific Knowledge, and the Teaching of Plants. “Each of us comes from people who were once indigenous. The practice of gratitude celebrates cultures of regenerative reciprocity, where health is understood to be having enough to share and riches are counted in mutually beneficial relationships. Besides, it makes us happy.”
Exercise is a modern invention. Walking, biking, and driving less is good for us and for the planet. Our bodies need activity to stay healthy. Bob Dylan reminds us “If you ain’t busy being born, you’re busy dying.”
“Fight climate change with diet change,” read the magazine ad that caught my eye when visiting New Zealand.