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Who's a Natural Awakenings reader?: Rosie Emery

Jun 01, 2014 08:55PM

Life’s mission: To tread softly, consciously, gratefully and joyously on this Earth, celebrating each precious moment and the gift of life. Also, to be a living example of kindness and compassion towards all sentient beings.

Work: As a singer, songwriter and musician, I have been blessed to write, produce and perform my original songs for children and adults around the world. As an environmental educator, I have developed and presented numerous programs for kids and teachers, including the animated series, The Little Earth Charter. I write an eco-blog for parents and teachers—Earth and Rosie. As a television writer and producer, I have created and produced environmental films and WGCU’s award-winning Curious Kids TV show.

I am writing my first novel, inspired by my father’s wartime diary, which he kept during his time as a POW of the Imperial Japanese Army on the Thai-Burma “Death” Railway, as well as a short story written by my mother as she fled the Japanese invasion of Malaya. I plan to physically retrace my parent’s wartime journey beginning in Thailand, where I will donate my father’s diary to the Thai-Burma Railway Center, in Kanchanaburi. 

Proudest achievement: Personally, being the mother of two sensitive, loving, conscious human beings. Professionally, the Rainbow Road Tour, the eco-rock music tour I created which traveled across North America for four years, teaching thousands of children how all of life is interconnected.

Expectations for the future: I avoid expectations. However, my vision for the future is of a planet where humans live sustainably and in harmony with all sentient beings.

Favorite books: One Hundred Years of Solitude, by Gabriel Garcia Marquez, Women Who Run With The Wolves, by Dr. Clarissa Pinkola Estés, Tao Te Ching, by Stephen Mitchell, The Prophet, by Kahlil Gibran, Sacred Contracts, by Carolyn Myss, Talks With Ramana Maharshi, by Ramana Maharshi, The Outlander Series, by Diana Gabaldon, and others.

Favorite websites:,, and

Local causes supported: 100 Women Who Care (, a local group in Naples started by Marjorie Ziff-Levine. House of Gaia, ( in Naples. Local green business gatherings that provide networking opportunities for individuals working towards a more sustainable Naples.

Favorite things about Natural Awakenings: Calendars that keep me informed on the community events, as well as insightful and informative articles about wellness and natural healing.

Most frequented healthy food restaurant: Food & Thought, in Naples.

How do you invest in your community? I do what I can to promote Earth stewardship wherever I am.

Favorite quote: “The privilege of a lifetime is being who you are.” Joseph Campbell

What are you doing to be the change you want to see in the world? Living my truth and showing up wherever and whenever I can.

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