If you’ve ever Google searched or read about Yosemite National Park, you’ll know that two of the biggest, and most visited, landmarks are El Capitan and Half Dome. (If not, you know now!) On average, 4.5 million people flock to the park every year to catch a glimpse of these natural wonders. But what about the overlooked gems we so easily scurry past in our hasty rush to The Valley?Continue reading “Yosemite in November: A Hidden Gem”
We had a fantastic time speaking with Wendy Clark for Birdwatcher’s Digest, with my two co-authors Holly Merker and my dad, Richard Crossley.Continue reading “Listen to My Interview with Birdwatcher’s Digest”
I don’t remember the first time I saw the ocean, paddled my feet in its frothing foam. I don’t remember the first time it sang its sweet lullaby of crashing waves to me. Years later, despite being a “land-dwelling” human, I am still insatiably drawn to the ocean, as so many of us are. Its tides, movements, and sheer size simultaneously stimulate my imagination and sooth my nervous system.Continue reading “My Blue Therapy: Positive Effects of Blue Space on Mental Health”
The social media monster is actually capable of helping the planet? Really?
Again, it all comes down to how you use it.Continue reading “How Facebook Market Place Can Help Reduce Pollution”
In 2020, humans generated 900% more plastic than in 1980. Do we want that for 2021? Are you a part of the problem or the solution? There’s only one person who can make a difference, and it’s you!Continue reading “4 Steps You Can Take RIGHT NOW To Reduce Your Plastic Use”
Today marks 1 month since I officially moved to Bristol. I originally imagined it would be filled with adventures to every corner of the city, evenings meeting new people at the pub, and weekend adventures to the beach. The lockdown after New Year’s made sure none of that played out.Continue reading “What Moving To Bristol During COVID Taught Me”
Aside from being a visually peculiar word, what the heck is Ornitherapy? Did I misspell aromatherapy? Is it missing an ‘h’ at the beginning, and actually an entirely different word? Is it even a real word at all?!Continue reading “Do You Know What Ornitherapy Is?”
My new favorite sound is the moment of stillness just before a wave crashes. The ocean swells and rises, moving energy that could have traveled thousands of miles just to arrive at this very beach, to these grains of sand nestled between my toes.
For the briefest of moments it feels like the ocean itself pauses – if only for a split second – before exhaling and sending the waves to kiss the shore. How far has this energy moved? Through what seas and skies and storms? All to be here for a fleeting moment, a kiss hello and goodbye, before returning to whence it came.
There’s something about this moment of peace between the waves that connects me to my own. Sometimes unnoticeable, but once you hear it, you realize it is always there. Coming and going, moving and returning energy.
The noise, or perhaps the absence of it, holds me as if spellbound. What beauty we find, what peace and knowledge, in these waves.
These are my kind of moments,
I just moved to England permanently for the first time – at the start of the third national lockdown. Not my best timing, I must say, and it’s bundled with a lot of mixed feelings.Continue reading “Moving To England During the Nation’s 3rd Lockdown”
Yesterday I finally touched down on USA soil again, after a turbulent year of unexpected twists. I set my suitcase on the floor and the stillness of my apartment crawled under my skin, especially after the year we’ve all had. In stillness I often find moments for reflection, time to take a deep breath after what feels like months of constant chaos.Continue reading “My Insane Journey Through 2020”