National Geographic’s Women of Impact

Today I joined the most amazing Facebook group, made by National Geographic, called Women of Impact. As I read through the posts by other new members introducing themselves and explaining how they impact the world, I couldn’t help but feel a little out of place. These women are humanitarians, educators, healthcare providers, conservationists, advocates, and…

Don’t quit your daydream

I love this quote! Words to live by. Took this pic in Pacific Grove, CA a couple of years ago and thought they paired nicely.

My Hero: Jane Goodall

This video is so touching. Jane Goodall is, and always will be, a hero of mine. In this video, a chimp named Wounda is released back into the wild after a stint at the Jane Goodall Institute’s Tchimpounga Chimpanzee Rehabilitation Center. I’ll warn you now, it’s a tear jerker so have those tissues ready. Just after…

Review of ‘Wild’

I’ve always been into wilderness adventure books, but what I loved about this one was the raw detail that the author uses to describe her journey. Wild is a true story, more of a memoir, written by Cheryl Strayed about her summer hiking the Pacific Crest Trail in an effort to rediscover herself and come…

A true and lovely quote

“Fortunate are those who have learned to see, in the wild things of nature, something to be loved, something to be wondered at, something to be reverenced, for they will have found the key to a never-failing source of recreation and refreshment.” -Hugh B. Cott, Adaptive Colouration in Animals (1940)

An Eye Opener: The World Without Us

When I first picked up The World Without Us (by Alan Weisman), I thought it would be another one of those global warming books that shoves a political agenda down your throat. As I read it, I quickly learned that this book was so much more than that. Yes, it obviously discusses many things humans…