“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.
There wasn’t really a moment in my youth when I thought the welfare of salmon would be high on my list of priorities, but here we are. Take a look at this trailer, and then watch a movie that shines a light on the bleak outlook for salmon, for the species that depend on them for food, and the possibilities for change before it’s too late.Continue reading “Artifishal Trailer”
Waiting sucks. This time last year, my friend and I got stuck at the airport hanging around for a bus and for flood waters to subside. But when you’re kicking your heels and happen to see the Maui skyline catch fire, you do what any sane person would do: crack open the freshly purchased growler of beer from the brewery, toast to the heavens for the epic views, and remember you’re in fucking Hawaii. Bonus points if you use paper cups.