When my husband Chuck and I went to Antarctica for the first time, I fell in love with penguins.
By the end of the trip, I described my joyful state as the penguin glow. That feeling – that glow – captures much and applies to many things for all of us: how we feel when we connect to nature, how we feel when we accomplish something worthwhile, how we feel when we’re healthy in a holistic way, how we feel when we speak our truth and we’re heard.
The natural world is one of my abiding loves.
I grew up in the forest, playing with salamanders and saving baby robins when they fell out of the nest. I love things with wings. Things that fly in the air and things that fly in the water – as penguins do. I love creatures with fur and animals that walk on four legs and on two.
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The mountains, the water, and the air fill my spirit. I glow when I’m with animals. And I’m in pain when I see what we do to the earth and its inhabitants. I ask myself: how can I be present to both the joy and the suffering, and help make a difference?
Every Penguin in the World:
The Quest to See Them All
One way I do is by volunteering as a Climate Reality Leader. Trained by founder and former US Vice President Al Gore, Climate Reality Leaders raise awareness about climate change and work to build a more sustainable future for all of us on the planet.
I offer free presentations to groups and classes on Climate 101, incorporating Chuck’s nature photography and stories about our incredible quest to see all 18 of the world’s penguin species.
Contact me to learn more.
GLOW = shine with a steady light