the TAO of CHANGE

a boots-on-the-ground view of the change that's a-foot

By Tao Oliveto, Carrboro, NC

I’ll say it first – Change strengthens “coupledom”. Think about it. When you’re considering changing your diet, your consumption, your health habits or any other part of your lifestyle, there’s nothing like having a little support. Or, like sharing ideas. Or, like giving/receiving recognition. And there’s nothing like hugging it out in the end.

A blogging trend has been growing lately – one that revolves around couples who are sharing their ideas and experience in making changes towards a more sustainable way to live on the planet. I enjoy these “green” blogs because they share not just information, but perspective from and between two people working towards the same goals.

Maybe I’m digging a bit deep, but I can almost “hear” these couples becoming more connected, more open towards each other and more happy. I can also recognize the enthusiasm and commitment towards their plans as well as a light-heartedness in it all. I admit that I’m more inspired by the everyday green folks than millionaire celebrities, but this list of eco-couples and activists from Grist.org is love-worthy.

And couples who green and tell tend to attract more couples who are willingly spilling their green. On the blogroll at GreenCouple.com, I found my way to similar partners, like The Middle Way, The Tucker Times and Little Green Family.

In my own relationship, we are often throwing around new ideas and possibilities for greening our lifestyle, and always acknowledging the other for accomplishments. After all, in my book – rising at 4:30am to practice yoga, then bicycling in the dark to work (recently in 25 degree temps) deserves a big shout-out (yep, Jerry does that 5 days/week). Me, the yoga teacher, sleeps in a bit later than that, but I admit that seeing how ridiculously happy he is doing this has prompted me to rise earlier myself. You want more (and possibly more sane) reasons to find green in your romance? Check out this post on SuperGreenMe.com.

You don’t have to be in a romantic relationship to ‘share the green love’. Got an eco-curious friend or roommate who can be your 12-step buddy towards change? Even sharing the composting/recycling/conservation duties can cast a silver lining on any living arrangement.

Change through and with Love~

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  1. SuperGreenME Says:

    Tao,

    What a great site! I love it. The information in your posts are great. Good practical stuff. You have inspired me to start Yoga as well.

    My name is David Toomey, I am the founder of SuperGreenMe. I just wanted to write and say thanks for mentioning SuperGreenMe.com on your site! Any help I can get promoting it is much appreciated.

    Keep an eye on SGM, because I will be launching several pretty exciting functionality in the next few weeks. Including full social networking elements.

    Take care,
    Dave.

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