Mindfulness Mode

365 Live Green With SustainableThree’s Liz Rutledge

October 11, 2018

SustainableThree founder Liz Rutledge is deeply passionate about the environment. Liz has been practicing mindfulness in one form or another since she was ten years old and now teaches mindfulness at Denver area schools. She’s also in the process of earning her Mindful School certification. Liz also teaches how to compost, garden, recycle and participate in other sustainability activities. She is a blogger and has written the blog on sustainablethree.com since 2014. In addition, Liz is a freelance writer and dabbles in novels, editorials, and other blogs. She loves to garden and travel as well as being a wife and mother to three children. She is passionate about focusing on the three areas; your self, your community and your planet.

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Most Influential Person

  • My Yoga teacher, Tina Porter

Effect on Emotions

  • I am maybe able to be aware in a moment of how I'm feeling and course correct if needed.

Thoughts on Breathing

  • Breathing is critical to my mindfulness practice. I literally have a sticker on the back of my car that says breathe, because I think that is literally where it all is, is in the breath.

Suggested Resources

  • Book: Wherever You Go, There You Are: Mindfulness Meditation In Everyday Life by Jon Kabat-Zinn
  • App: Headspace / Insight Timer

Bullying Story

  • I have had moments of being bullied when I was a teen. I had horrible acne and was called pizza face and that was not fun. But I actually have a very recent example that might be relevant to your listeners.
  • I recently made a post on social media thinking that I was being helpful and I was actually bullied quite badly in the comments section after making what I thought was a very positive comment and I just sort of sat with it all day and, and instead of just reacting to the negative reactions that I received from my post or deleting my original comment, I just let it be and I kinda thought through it and I talked to some friends and in the end one of the people that was in that communication thread asked me privately, this is on facebook. if we could talk.
  • And I told her, you know, I'm happy to speak on the phone, but this texting back and forth thing is really not the way I'm feeling heard. I feel like I was completely misunderstood and she said I totally get it. So we had a phone conversation last night actually, and it was not easy to have the conversation because she had to tell me some things that were hard to hear, but I was so glad I did because it opened up a dialogue where maybe if I had just deleted my comments and said, oh my gosh, these people are so hateful, I'm out, that never would have happened.
  • So there's a space that's been created for healing and she's friended me on facebook and she's actually going to send me a book to help me kind of understand. It was about race; a very, very misunderstood topic, I think. And she coached me on how to kind of post a mindfully thought response and I posted it and then went to bed.
  • But it's incredible to me that even as a 47 year old woman, I'm having to deal with bullying even with all the work I do to try to be a good influence in the world and try to be a positive influence in the world.

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