This photo was taken of me and Nichlas by Pia Venegas on our first shark dive at Stuart Cove's Dive Bahamas. In last week’s post I shared some facts about sharks. This week I’d like to talk about the debate that surrounds shark feeding dives. I’ll admit I’m little nervous to tackle this somewhat controversial … Continue reading The shark feeding debate.
One of the things I miss most about working at 7Seas Dive Center in Indonesia is the fact of the day. Each morning, during the staff briefing, a member of the team shares an ocean related fact and then selects the person to present the next day. Over dinner last night I had the sudden … Continue reading A shark fact a day
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 … Continue reading “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
I’ve felt on fire the last couple of weeks. Nichlas and I have made progress on our job search and are in the process of pursuing some exciting developments. Applying for jobs in diving and committing to a plastic free challenge has kept my focus on the ocean and I’ve learned a lot. In … Continue reading Fully devoted, half hearted fanatic
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 … Continue reading You, yourself, as much as anybody in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection. -Buddha
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 … Continue reading “In our every deliberation, we must consider the impact of our decisions on the next seven generations.” -The Great Law, Iroquois Confederacy
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 … Continue reading “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