Dr. Kleiman’s bag is filled with surprises. But no, that’s not because its magic; rather her bag is an integral part of her effort to live a more intentional and natural lifestyle, which has been in large part inspired by the work of Katy Bowman.
This bag is just a small part of what has, for Dr. Kleiman, become a way of life, and its contents illustrate some of the core values that Dr. Kleiman tries to model. In the bag are a steel lunchbox, a steel mug, three mesh bags and a cloth napkin.
The bag itself is made of durable quilted cotton, but more significantly, it was purchased at Live Local Marketplace in Silverton. “Live Local carries only locally made products, mostly from within about 20 miles of Silverton” Dr. Kleiman told me. This is an example of one of her fundamental principles: shop local.
|Dr, Kleiman's Bag|
The bag also illustrates another principle: move more. Its use helps avoid outsourcing movement. In the link above, Katy Bowman explains how many modern health problems can be traced back to the lack of movement enabled by our convenience culture. When we outsource movement, we pay to use machines such as cars or pay for preprocessed goods to avoid expending energy on moving, without perhaps considering the consequences this has on us and on our world. Dr. Kleiman transports all her groceries from store to house exclusively with this bag!
|Dr. Kleiman's Coffee Cup|
|Dr. Kleiman's Lunchbox|
|Dr. Kleiman's Produce Bags|
|Dr. Kleiman's Cloth Napkin|
Oh, and if you take your reusable cup to The Press, you get a discount on your drink!