“In the end, we will conserve only what we love; we will love only what we understand and we will understand only what we are taught.” -Baba Dioum

It's been just over one week since Nichlas and I left Arizona for the Bahamas.  Our beginning here has all been a bit surreal. I’ve gotten to do and see some things underwater that I’ve wanted to do for years and can feel that there is a lot of opportunity to grow.  Please excuse me…

You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. -Buddha

The word “self care” is popping up all around me lately.  For me, the best form of self care is to disconnect from the chaos of the modern western world and retreat to nature.  The time I spend in close proximity to the natural elements brings me peace, its a state I’d like to be…

“In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -The Great Law, Iroquois Confederacy

  Today is day 9 of plastic free February and I have to say, for the most part going plastic free has been easy.  My friend Sara, who is also doing the challenge, and I texted a little last night and agreed that although we see plastic everywhere, it isn’t such a big deal to…

“How to Overthrow the System: brew your own beer; kick in your Tee Vee; kill your own beef; build your own cabin and piss off the front porch whenever you bloody well feel like it.” -Edward Abbey

For those of you just tuning in, my friend Sara and I have decided to try an instagram-based plastic-free February challenge.  That means through the month of February I’m avoiding all plastics.  I’ll use plastic items I already have, but refuse single-use plastics and find work arounds whenever plastic comes into the equation.  This challenge…