The smallest of actions is always better than the noblest of intentions.Robin Sharma
Thirsty, hungry, dirty, tired. These men, virtually camouflaged in their uniforms amongst the charred and parched remains of the Australian bush, are smiling because their shift is over – and because the journalist told them to. I know this because the man on the left is my dad, Mark Murray.Continue reading “And It Was All Yellow: Fires, Floods, & Disaster Prevention”
January 16, 2020 | Sydney
Today I sit with my laptop on my thighs, the breeze blowing in smells of eucalyptus and damp woodchips from the garden my mother has toiled over for the last few months. It rained. Instead of the cracked sharp air of a starved landscape, there’s no smoke.
“Move like you love yourself.” Peeling up from table top to downward facing dog, I begin to cry. Loving a broken body is hard, Adrienne. But I try to do as she tells me as I struggle through each yoga practice: breathe love in, breathe love out. It had only been six weeks since my relapse began, and I was on my journey through my first 30-day yoga challenge, starting January 1st.Continue reading “Convalesce”
The most common way people give up their power is by thinking they don’t have any.ALICE WALKER
“Granting legal personhood for water reverses the accepted hierarchy of humanity’s domination over water.” Incredible TED Talk on the rights of rivers and lakes, and what we can do to bring about the changes necessary for its protection.
Precious, thirst-quenching, and so easily taken for granted.
When I was about seven years old, I sat on the rug in front of the TV eating my morning Vegemite toast and watched my own private horror show. Sesame Street was on. An animated cartoon segment played, in which a young boy went into the bathroom to brush his teeth and left the water running as he did so.Continue reading “Water is Life”
Speak with a language that is understood not through yelling, but through passion. A gaping chasm of apathy has formed between nature and society; aim to find a way to build a bridge between the two.
Tall trees, wet roads and even wetter rainforests. Day two of my drive down the we
st coast of Washington state may sound like a slice of hell, but it was actually quite pleasant.