09/03/2012 07:32 pm ET

Richard Greene, Founder Of Choose Your America, Shares Recharging Tips At HuffPost's Oasis

Richard Greene, Communication Strategist and Founder of the nonpartisan Choose Your America Campaign, claims he doesn't unplug and recharge. But, that doesn't mean he doesn't have some incredible balance-restoring tips to share. Greene checked in at HuffPost's Oasis and told us all about his routine -- including his 'liquid ashram.' Curious? Read on to learn more.

1. How do you unplug and recharge?
I don’t. My unplugging and recharging happens in something I call my ‘liquid ashram’ -- my morning shower. It creates an environment of creativity. Even though I am an environmentalist, I take long showers. And I recharge by plugging rather than unplugging. When I am creating, writing, speaking, consulting, interacting with interesting people all over the world -- that is what charges me to the max and I love that.

2. How many hours of sleep do you get?
Not enough. I get, on average, five-and-a-half hours of sleep. I really need seven. I am trying to work on that.

3. What makes you feel your best, most vibrant self?
Sleep and diet. I've been a vegetarian for 28 years. A healthy, plant-based diet is really important.
The most important thing is finding your dharma -- that if you plug into your purpose for being on the planet in the first place, you connect to an inifinite source of energy that flows through you and allows you to stay much more energized and younger. You're flowing in alignment with who you are and the universe.

4. What's your quick health fix to restore your energy when you start feeling run down?
Two things: sleep and Emergen-C. I think I have staved off colds and flus during my travels around the world no less than 100 times because of Emergen-C.

5. What foods keep you feeling balanced?
I am obsessed with chia seeds (and Mamma Chia drinks), avocado with lemon juice and truffle oil, arugula and anything with truffle oil. And I know it's empty and devoid of anything useful but I love it -- iceberg lettuce.

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