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Ocean Plastic: The Myth of the Pristine Beach

I've done a lot of things this year. Weird fish nibbled my toes in Mexico, I swam in a Costa Rican waterfall, and gave myself an epic wedgie jumping into a cenote outside of Playa del Carmen. 

I would do them all again, save the wedgie.

These experiences, along with my daily battle with litter in my neighborhood, left me with some thoughts I need to share.

I'm sorry for the serious post, but I hope you'll read it anyway. 

Falling in Love with Nature with Grit & Pixel Photographer Marisa Jarae

Photographer/activist Chris Jordan made a point that deeply resonated with me: You cannot save this planet without also falling in love with it over and over again.

Conservation is hard work. Going green is hard work. Caring is incredibly hard work. 

So, taking that moment to breathe, to connect to the epic masterpiece that is Mother Nature, is vital. Let yourself wonder and fall in love, remember that we are of this wonderous and majestic planet. That love is what sustains us through the work.

No one's photography reminds me to take that moment more than bad ass adventure photographer Marisa Jarae. I could sing her praises all day long, but I'd rather let the work speak for itself. 

I'm taking a moment this week. Will you take it with me?