Dec 24, 2018
Lia Raz has reinvigorated my spirit! She brings to light the concept of eco-anxiety, its commonality and Her reminders about caring for ourselves through caring for the earth, serve as an affirmation and measure of accountability for some of my goals in 2019! As an Ayurvedic Health Counselor and current Horticulture student, Lia reminds us all of the connection between the nature within us and the nature all around us. We are the microcosm within the macrocosm. What we do impacts us all. After this interview, securing a composting system is at the top of my list for 2019!
The Science of Gratitude: https://www.wnyc.org/story/science-gratitude/
United Nations on Climate Change: http://www.un.org/en/sections/issues-depth/climate-change/
Worm Bin Resources:
Dirt Rich Compost: https://www.dirtrichcompost.com/
Bio Bag: http://biobagusa.com/
Benefits of composting: https://www.epa.gov/recycle/composting-home
Lia’s website: http://www.liaraz.com/
Lia on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/thesharedheart/
02:28 Easeful Living Practice ~ Travel Tips for the Holiday Season
07:38 Interview with Lia Raz begins with an exploration of eco-anxiety and self-compassion
13:22 How our relationships with ourselves reflect our relationship with the planet
18:41 Gratitude as the first step to making change…from passive hope to action
21:40 The staggering impact of rising temperatures on the fate of humanity
29:01 Worm composting! How and why to start composting immediately.
37:32 Make things for yourself…contribute rather than consume.
43:15 What’s next for Lia in 2019
“Hope is great, hope is important, but it also needs to be active.” — Lia Raz
“Everything comes back to compassion. The greatest teacher we can have in compassion…is our relationship with ourselves.”
“To have that compassion for ourselves, to be kind to ourselves and forgive ourselves, that’s everything. That’s step one before we can really go out in the world and show compassion and care for others, for the planet. And not come at it from this kind of conflict.”— Lia Raz
“I get kind of angry when I’m sick, and it’s not my body being upset with me, it’s loving me and showing me where I need to work.” — Lia Raz
“What do we have to work with when we just feed ourselves processed food?” —Andrea Catherine
“When we create that gratitude for what goes into our bodies and what heals us, we also create a connection to the planet.” — Lia Raz
“All uncomfortable moments are gifts. They’re opportunities to practice and to learn. It’s just very hard to remember that when you’re in it.” — Lia Raz
“Food scraps in landfill are just as bad as anything else. They’re not breaking down the way they would in a compost.” —Lia Raz
“Be conscious of what you consume, and if you need it. Such a huge part of how we got to where we are is consuming things we don’t need.” —Lia Raz
“We are whole, we are beautiful we are perfect, and we don’t need things to make us any better. We’re perfect as we are.” — Lia Raz
I'm a Brooklyn native with a background in Ayurveda, birth and postpartum support, permaculture, composting and horticulture. My dream is to live in community, in self-sufficiency and in harmony with Mother Nature. I'm on the cosmic hero's journey to wholeness, just like everyone else, whether they know it or not.