The New 2nd Edition of ALL FISH FACES ebook is now available to pre-order on Amazon, the paperback will follow on June 8, and I am so excited! The 2nd Edition has new facts, new photos, and a new look that will knock your socks off! I don’t really know where that saying comes from, but you get the idea![Read more…] about The New 2nd Edition of ALL FISH FACES will publish June 8!
As summer begins, national groups advocate ways to protect health and keep public lands and waters open and safe
Seattle and Denver – In advance of Memorial Day weekend – the unofficial start of the summer season – a newly formed coalition of outdoor groups created the Recreate Responsibly initiative to share ways for Americans to stay healthy while enjoying public lands, parks, trails, waters, and other outdoor areas.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, more Americans are spending time outside because of the mental and physical benefits that fresh air and nature provide. As state officials reopen outdoor spaces, people want guidance on how to reduce the risk to themselves and others while enjoying time outside.
#GivingTuesday is More Important in 2020 than Ever, and there is so much need. Be generous and give with all your heart! [Read more…] about #GivingTuesday is More Important in 2020 than Ever
What You Can Do to Help Our Earth and Oceans. It isn’t hard, it just requires a little thought and some education. With our shut down due to Covid-19 we are seeing how quickly the planet can respond to the lack of hurtful human activities. If only we could take the lesson and do better when “normal” life starts back up! Here are some suggestions to help you begin the journey of combatting the harm that plastic and pollution does to our planet. The first thing you can do to help our earth and oceans is to reduce single-use plastics by reusing grocery bags, saying no to plastic utensils and carry a water bottle instead of drinking bottled water.[Read more…] about What You Can Do to Help Our Earth and Oceans
Tam’s Updated 9 Tips on How to Travel with Chronic Pain.
Update 2020: I published this blog in December 2017, and it is one of the most popular blogs on my site. Many of us, especially as we get older, experience pain and uncertainty. I just had a left hip replacement 5 weeks ago! I’ve been traveling the last couple of years with an increasingly bad and super painful hip in addition to my back problems, but I have managed, and let me tell you how!
Knowing how to travel with chronic pain is very important for me. When I began solo traveling and performing citizen science, after my children left home, one of my family’s major concerns was how I would manage my back pain while traveling solo. What would I do without help? I have had two major back surgeries, and I am fused from L2-S2 with rods and 8 pedicle screws. In other words, my spine looks like a madman’s science project! Heavy lifting is a major issue for me in all aspects, and since I do volunteer scuba diving trips, I make arrangements before I go to be sure it is understood I need assistance with the weight of the tank. In addition to my chronic back pain, I have Psoriatic Arthritis which flares up when it is most inconvenient. Plus, as I said above, the last few years I have been traveling with terrible left hip pain (I just had a hip replacement, thank goodness). I have learned about taking care of myself when I travel with chronic pain, which is bascially all the time, and I’m happy to share these lessons, and tell you what works for me. [Read more…] about Tam’s Updated 9 Tips on How to Travel with Chronic Pain
IN THESE CRAZY DAYS, TAKE A FEW MINUTES AND GO ENJOY NATURE, TAKE A DEEP BREATH, AND DRINK IN THE BEAUTY OF DALLAS BLOOMS!
February 29–April 12, 2020
Dallas Blooms is one of the largest floral festivals in the Southwest, with over a 100 varieties of spring-blooming bulbs exploding with color and 500,000 tulips, plus hundreds of thousands of other spring flowers that will dazzle you.
A Dirty Job turns into Dallas Arboretum’s Spectacular Spring Festival, Dallas Blooms![Read more…] about A Dirty Job turns into Dallas Arboretum’s Spectacular Spring Festival, Dallas Blooms!