Whether a devoted surfer or a landlocked marine enthusiast, the condition of the ocean affects the well-being of the global climate. Oceans regulate our earth system, supply living and non-living resources, and provide social and economic goods and services.Read More
You are not your thoughts, and thoughts are not facts. A thought is merely just that, a thought. It is simply an idea that popped into your head - or perhaps an idea someone else put into your head - and it is you alone that gives meaning to that thought. When a thought begins to provoke a feeling, take a moment to yourself to cultivate that space between thoughts.Read More
Whether someone lives in a densely populated city, a rural farm town, or a nomadic van, forests are essential for survival. One mature tree absorbs 48 pounds of CO2 per year.2 In that year, an acre of forest can absorb twice the CO2 produced by the average car’s annual emissions. Two mature trees provide the oxygen needed for one person to breathe for a year’s time. Not only do the trees increase oxygen and decrease the excess carbon, they naturally filter the air by removing dust, ash, pollen, and smoke. The refreshments don’t stop there! Since more than half of American drinking water originates in forests, it is important to note that the same mature tree filtering the air can also capture and filter up to 36,500 gallons of water per year.Read More
With Valentine’s Day just a matter of days away, you could say love is in the air and definitely on the mind. Whether you’ve planned way out in advance or are scrambling last minute to find the best gift to show the depth of your love for a friend or significant other, many of us forget the importance of showing love to the person that needs it first and foremost - YOU.
We must fill our own cup before we can truly give our love to others, and vice versa - we can not genuinely accept love from others if we do not love ourselves first. So often do we find ourselves focusing our attention on ways to show our love for others while putting our own needs on the back burner, and seldom do we question “how can I love myself more” or “what nice things can I do for myself today.”Read More
Another form of practice is noticing the space you’re in- that breeze on your skin or the sounds around you. What does the earth feel like beneath you, or the sun on your face? When you take mental notes of the space you’re in and you use your senses, you’ll draw your mind to the present moment. This is also good if it’s hard for you to close your eyes. You can notice what you see- mentally naming your surroundings.Read More
Your flights are booked and you are ready to show your young adventurer the magic of traveling abroad. We salute you! Ignore the naysayers. We are avid supporters of getting your little ones exposed to travel… the earlier the better. Scientists report that cognitive development begins as early as six months, forming pathways led from discovery and experiences. Invest in becoming a prepared parent-on-the-go; travel offers endless learning opportunities for you and your little one.
Raise a well-adjusted traveler by planning your travels far enough in advance to appropriately plan for their trip, set them up for success rather than try to wing-it. Throughout the planning phase, and once you begin your journey, remember to exhibit the behavior you wish to see reflected. What are your default behaviors? Are you anxious about the delay in your layover or happy about the extra time to stretch your legs and play Marco-Polo in the unused gate area? If you get stressed out easily during travel, incorporate practicing de-stress techniques as part of your travel planning checklist. Demonstrate optimism in front of your kids- you will see a transformation in how they tackle conflicts on your trip and when they get home.Read More