Slowing Down to Celebrate Earth Day with Jerry Yudelson

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Jerry Yudelson

With all that’s going on and being inside for so long now, it gets hard to focus on anything else.  On this episode of Authentic Living with Roxanne, we are going to take a look at how to slow our mind and focus on experiencing this downtime as a gift while we look forward to celebrating Earth Day on April 22nd!  Today we welcome Environmental Expert and author, Jerry Yudelson.

Known worldwide as a leader in the green building movement, Jerry is the author of twelve previous professional books on green building, sustainable development, water conservation, green homes, building performance, and green marketing.

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Authentic Touch Points:

  • How Jerry fell into the environmental movement.  2:25
  • Struggling to slow down.  7:40
  • Viewing this downtime as a gift.  10:00
  • Meditating and being mindful.  14:25
  • Shifting from overachieving to peacefulness.  19:15
  • Our relationship with the Earth.  26:30
  • The 7th Generation Philosophy.  33:50
  • How can we make a difference?  35:20

Jerry’s new book, The Godfather of Green: An Eco-Spiritual Memoir, will be published on Earth Day, April 22nd. In the book, as a young environmentalist, Jerry meets a powerful Indian spiritual master who shows him how a serious practice of meditation and mindfulness can work hand-in-hand with protecting the planet. The master’s message is simple: change yourself before you try to change the world. Jerry takes this message to heart and strives to incorporate it into his busy life as an environmental activist, teacher, and business leader.

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