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Hey New York Yogis: I’m going to make the call and cancel Yoga In Central Park today. This thunder storm dropped a lot of rain, leaving the ground soaked. Not only is the lawn slippery and wet, putting down a mat / walking on it could cause damage. Got’ta respect Mother Nature and all she creates. 🌎 But stay tuned for this Thursday: things are looking brighter (and dryer!) We meet at 6:30 at the benches that surround the IMAGINE mosaic in Strawberry Fields, Central Park. Details in profile link. Namaste and tree-hugs. 🌳

Hey New York Yogis: I’m going to make the call and cancel Yoga In Central Park today. This thunder storm dropped a lot of rain, leaving the ground soaked. Not only is the lawn slippery and wet, putting down a mat / walking on it could cause damage. Got’ta respect Mother Nature and all she creates. 🌎 But stay tuned for this Thursday: things are looking brighter (and dryer!) We meet at 6:30 at the benches that surround the IMAGINE mosaic in Strawberry Fields, Central Park. Details in profile link. Namaste and tree-hugs. 🌳

The @patagonia SoHo store has been closed these past few days due to massive water damage on all three floors. Turns out that heavy rain and a mistake in the roof remodel is a terrible combination.Instead of laying us off, Patagonia has kept us employed by either assigning us to different stores or Activism Hours. Activism Hours means that we’re giving the option to volunteer with an environmental nonprofit and have our time compensated by Patagonia. Today the SoHo crew was giving the option to volunteer at @elizabethstreetgarden which was an extra special opportunity for us. Given that Patagonia is 1% For The Planet, each year each store decides which local environmental nonprofits they want to award the grant money to. This year we, the team at the SoHo store, selected Elizabeth Street Garden as one of our grant recipients. So today we worked in the garden they we helped fund (and got paid to do it!!!). There is a bittersweet behind our efforts, tho. The garden is at threat to being developed into housing. City Council has pretty much said it’s a done deal. If you want to know more and help save this amazing open space in an area that has very little, please go to ElizabethStreetGarden.com. If anything sign up for their mailing list. When this goes to court, we need to show the judge how many people believe and support urban gardens.Namaste and tree-hugs🌳🌎🏻

The @patagonia SoHo store has been closed these past few days due to massive water damage on all three floors. Turns out that heavy rain and a mistake in the roof remodel is a terrible combination.Instead of laying us off, Patagonia has kept us employed by either assigning us to different stores or Activism Hours. Activism Hours means that we’re giving the option to volunteer with an environmental nonprofit and have our time compensated by Patagonia. Today the SoHo crew was giving the option to volunteer at @elizabethstreetgarden which was an extra special opportunity for us. Given that Patagonia is 1% For The Planet, each year each store decides which local environmental nonprofits they want to award the grant money to. This year we, the team at the SoHo store, selected Elizabeth Street Garden as one of our grant recipients. So today we worked in the garden they we helped fund (and got paid to do it!!!). There is a bittersweet behind our efforts, tho. The garden is at threat to being developed into housing. City Council has pretty much said it’s a done deal. If you want to know more and help save this amazing open space in an area that has very little, please go to ElizabethStreetGarden.com. If anything sign up for their mailing list. When this goes to court, we need to show the judge how many people believe and support urban gardens.Namaste and tree-hugs🌳🌎🏻

I honestly can’t add to this: repost @mrpatrickduffy . . . . . . “If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system.The failure to do so comes from our failure to recognise the mundane emergencies that claims lives all around us every single day. Works of art and architectural history and beauty rely on the ingenuity of people, and it is people who must be protected above all else.Brick and mortar and stained-glass might burn, but they do not bleed, and they do not starve, and they do not suffer. Humans suffer. Everywhere in the world, from Paris to Persepolis, people are suffering. But their suffering is every day. It does not light up a front page, and it does not inspire immediate donations from the world's wealthiest men." Yes it's tragic what happened with Notre Dame, but I really do struggle to sympathize when that same sentiment let alone focus isn't given to others in their struggles, especially in the global south.There's quite literally a revolution going on in #sudan . But how many of us care, how many of us know why this is happening? Why aren't we moved to do more? Why are hundreds of thousands taking to the streets, why after thirty years of dictatorship is this happening now? Why has the janjaweed started to violenty attack peaceful protestors now? Look for the answers, reach out and think critically.And yet even more so, how can we help? Why do we remain silent? Why are we conditioned to not care let alone spare a thought in such instances vs others? And I ask this of my self before anyone else- how do we decolonize our minds and thought processes in order to remove the Eurocentric lenses in which we are subjugated to view the world?” (Quote in above image via @aamersnow)

I honestly can’t add to this: repost @mrpatrickduffy . . . . . . “If two men in a world of more than 7 billion people can provide €300million to restore Notre Dame, within six hours, then there is enough money in the world to feed every mouth, shelter every family and educate every child. The failure to do so is a matter of will, and a matter of system.The failure to do so comes from our failure to recognise the mundane emergencies that claims lives all around us every single day. Works of art and architectural history and beauty rely on the ingenuity of people, and it is people who must be protected above all else.Brick and mortar and stained-glass might burn, but they do not bleed, and they do not starve, and they do not suffer. Humans suffer. Everywhere in the world, from Paris to Persepolis, people are suffering. But their suffering is every day. It does not light up a front page, and it does not inspire immediate donations from the world's wealthiest men." Yes it's tragic what happened with Notre Dame, but I really do struggle to sympathize when that same sentiment let alone focus isn't given to others in their struggles, especially in the global south.There's quite literally a revolution going on in #sudan . But how many of us care, how many of us know why this is happening? Why aren't we moved to do more? Why are hundreds of thousands taking to the streets, why after thirty years of dictatorship is this happening now? Why has the janjaweed started to violenty attack peaceful protestors now? Look for the answers, reach out and think critically.And yet even more so, how can we help? Why do we remain silent? Why are we conditioned to not care let alone spare a thought in such instances vs others? And I ask this of my self before anyone else- how do we decolonize our minds and thought processes in order to remove the Eurocentric lenses in which we are subjugated to view the world?” (Quote in above image via @aamersnow)

Why do I love this dress? Let me count the ways. 1) I got it at a swap (of course). 2) it’s not a dress: it’s a skirt! 3) it’s comfy and playful (just like me). Personal style is about having a relationship with yourself and knowing who you are. Reusing a garment and keeping it out of the landfill is good for your bank account and the planet (which totally needs our help right now). Want to know more? Reach out. I’m here for ya. My tennies are by @po_zu – one of my favorite Ethical & Sustainable footwear brand out there. All you #StarWar  fans should recognize them since they outfit most of the rebellion, too.

Why do I love this dress? Let me count the ways. 1) I got it at a swap (of course). 2) it’s not a dress: it’s a skirt! 3) it’s comfy and playful (just like me). Personal style is about having a relationship with yourself and knowing who you are. Reusing a garment and keeping it out of the landfill is good for your bank account and the planet (which totally needs our help right now). Want to know more? Reach out. I’m here for ya. My tennies are by @po_zu – one of my favorite Ethical & Sustainable footwear brand out there. All you #StarWar fans should recognize them since they outfit most of the rebellion, too.