The new year came in filled with beautiful sunsets and some amazing weather on the Oregon coast. It was the perfect time to reflect on last year, practice gratitude, and look forward to a wonderful new year and all the opportunities it brings. Signs of spring are already starting to appear, the days are getting longer, and it’s nearly Valentine’s Day, my favorite holiday. There are so many things to be thankful for and precious moments in time to enjoy and savor, like our beautiful walk to a waterfall. As I become more present, I really come to appreciate those moments. It’s the little things that make life so grand. Take time to notice the little things in your life. What are your “little things?” [Read more…] about It’s the Little Things – January 2014
A few weeks ago, I had the privilege of seeing Suzi Eszterhas speak at a Science Pub event in Portland, Oregon. Suzi is able to live a life that many of us dream about: traveling to exotic locations to photograph rare and endangered animals in their natural habitats. Suzi is one of the only women in her competitive, adventure-filled industry, and is well known for her unprecedented work with newborns, including lions, cheetahs, tigers, gorillas, orangutans, penguins, bears, and sea otters. Her work is helping bring attention to the plight many of these animals face every day as they live on the verge of extinction.
In addition to being inspired by Suzi’s amazing photos, I was struck by how passionate she is about her work and how she’s been able to do things that most of us would be too afraid to do. Suzi has traveled to some of the most remote and potentially dangerous locations on her own to pursue her passion. She lived on location in Africa for several years, spent five and a half months living at a jackal den, and spends a significant amount of time living and working in extreme conditions in the desert, arctic, jungle, and natural elements.