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April 2, 2012
Pacific Costal Highway ride.
Malibu, up and down the mountainside, Santa Barbra, and a stop in Ventura, CA for delicious burger at Winchesters for dinner.

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March 31, 2012
My first Ferris Wheel ride, EVER, at the Santa Monica Pier.

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A picture a day…

Experiment. For me (and likely others) our experiences, who we are with, what we share, and from those, what we learn, make up a pretty decent definition/practice of living a full life. In order to better reflect and learn as I age I would like a way to quickly document each day.
If you asked me what I was up to a year, month, or week ago I likely couldn’t tell you. So, my experiment. If I post a picture a day, will I be able to use the image to recall what I did, how I felt, and what I learned? Then though reflection, live a fuller life?
Maybe. So I guess it’s worth a try. If only as a exercise of documentation.

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Flying over the Arctic Circle Summer '08

I never saw the film March of the Penguins, but as I watch the “Arctic Worlds” episode in the incredible BBC Planet Earth series  I am inspired by Penguins’ social personalities and across the various episodes like “Caves”, “Ocean Deep”, and “Rivers”, the earths beauty and adaptability astounds me. The past couple months have offered marathons of the episodes on channels GPB, Animal Planet, & Planet Green. I’ve watched nearly every episode at this point, and the best part is finding more and more of my friends are just as obsessed!

The Planet Earth channel has done a cleaver thing I didn’t see on other marathons with the commercial breaks. They have behind the scenes bits that show what the camera men endured filming the frequently “caught on camera for the first time” footage such as the year of time spent shooting in the freezing arctic -100 degree weather to catch the penguins huddling and rotating in their circles to ensure that every penguin gets fair time in the heated center as these males carry their unhatched young under their bellys’ fat.

Watching the polar bears struggle to reach solid ice in order to hunt, forces the reality of our warming world, and is disgustingly sad. If penguins, which are not the highest of intelligence, have figured out in fatal conditions that it takes sharing and cooperation to survive, what terrible conditions will it take for us to make the same realization?

And in short, if you haven’t seen the 5 years in the making, Emmy Award winning incredible series Planet Earth, get to it!

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If you love art and being the first to find up and coming artists – from musicians to photographers – then you will love Dossier Journal. Here’s a peak at some photography highlighted on the site: Dossier Journal

Another wonderful source for inspiration Taschen, a publishing company focused on books with artistic substance. Check out: taschen.com

Let these sites inspire you to create your own art!

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Anjie Cho was on Bbox’s show The Many Shades of Green today discussing some amazing topics- from green buildings that are LEED certified to her Feng Shui practice.

Anjie suggests that achieving good Feng Shui and attaining positive chi can mean different things to different people, so in her search to gain good chi she was given advice by her professor to do one positive thing a day. Anjie now opens doors for as many people as possible each day.

What could you add to your life to add more “green chi?”

Look out for her recording on Bbox’s website http://www.bboxradio.com

Learn more about her below:

Anjie Cho is founder of Holistic Spaces, a practice focusing on
creating interiors with a focus on holistic design.  She creates and
enhances balance and harmony in her clients’ lives by designing spaces

with an understanding of sustainability and informed by the ancient

practice of Feng Shui.  Feng Shui focuses on changing the flow of chi,
the vital life force in humans and nature, to improve and transform
lives.  Her approach is inspired and integrative, functional and

intuitive, and kindles environmental and personal healing through

adjustments in your home and office.

Community and sustainability also deeply influence Anjie’s design.
She currently manages EcoBizNYC, a program of the Lower East Side
Ecology Center.  EcoBizNYC seeks to help small businesses, students,
and the general public to actively reduce air pollution, carbon
emissions and airborne environmental health hazards in NYC through
environmental auditing, education, and action.

Anjie is a registered New York State Architect, LEED Accredited
Professional, and practices BTB Feng Shui.  She received her formal
architectural training in the College of Environmental Design at the
University of California at Berkeley.  With over a decade of
experience, Anjie has designed high end residential and commercial
space throughout New York City, the Tri-State area, San Francisco and
Los Angeles.

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