The Ocean & Us Ep7: Future Ambassador of the Seas

Friends! I am so thrilled to be back with another episode! Meet Dr. Melania Guerra, an oceanographer, engineer, and science diplomat. She shares her amazing breadth of experiences from outer space to the poles, thoughts on science diplomacy, pride for her home country Costa Rica, and her dream of being the ocean’s ambassador. Thank you,Continue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep7: Future Ambassador of the Seas”

Interview with That Au-Some Book Club!

Earlier this year, I was very excited to be interviewed by Meghan (Not An Autism Mom) for the wonderful group That Au-Some Book Club! Tara and I were invited to share a bit about The Ocean & Us Podcast, but also mainly to talk about our experiences with Spelling to Communicate and how it hasContinue reading “Interview with That Au-Some Book Club!”

Exciting News: Leo in Bloom Magazine launch!

Friends! Something very exciting has just launched: Our new online magazine, Leo in Bloom! We are so thrilled to share this heartfelt project with you! Leo in Bloom is a monthly publication about empathy in its varied forms across diverse realms. I am the Editor-in-Chief and contributor, along with my brilliant sisters. The first issue’sContinue reading “Exciting News: Leo in Bloom Magazine launch!”

The Ocean & Us Ep6: Untangling Ghosts

Meet Thanda Ko Gyi, founder and project director of Myanmar Ocean Project and all-around cool and inspiring person! She leads efforts to clean up ghost gear from Myanmar’s waters and to work with communities to find long-term solutions to the ghost gear problem. She is also an awesome diver and advocate for the oceans! ThisContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep6: Untangling Ghosts”

The Ocean & Us Ep 5: Listening to the Seas

Welcome back to our journey! We are so thrilled to share our conversation with a very special guest. Dr. Elizabeth Henderson is a Bioacoustic Scientist at NIWC Pacific who studies cetacean behavioral ecology and vocalizations and analyzes how noise (mostly manmade but also environmental) impacts their behavior. She is also the proud Best Buddy of a Mr. DannyContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep 5: Listening to the Seas”

Spring to Spring Stew

These days of winter shifting to spring are full of fluctuations and freshness and remnants of coziness. That is my motivation for this recipe. This dish captures the transition from winter to spring. We enjoyed this with panko-crusted vegan “chicken” cutlets, but it would also be nice with a light fish dish. Enjoy! ½ onion,Continue reading “Spring to Spring Stew”

The world-expanding gift

The people in my life are like my angels! The people in my life are my hope for humanity. They are the manifestation of all that humanity needs to thrive. Their wonderful and vibrant hearts truly are the magic needed to transform our world! Though it seems so saccharine, this sentiment rings true even uponContinue reading “The world-expanding gift”

Curtains Up

Dear Friends, Maybe you have heard of the new film MUSIC by Sia. It has been distressing me for a while now, but it was too upsetting to think or talk about. Now that I have read more about it and seen the trailer, I am even more appalled and disgusted and hurt. It isContinue reading “Curtains Up”

The Ocean & Us Ep4: Danny & the Sea – An Autistic’s Adventure

It is my pleasure to share this episode with you. It is my adventure of falling in love with the ocean. From my first glimpse to my current journey of growing more and more confident in the sea, I share what the ocean means to me. Take care all! We will be back with moreContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep4: Danny & the Sea – An Autistic’s Adventure”

The Ocean & Us Ep3: Bright Future for Myanmar’s Coasts

The future looks so bright for Myanmar’s marine conservation community! Join us as we learn from the passionate and brilliant youths of the Myanmar Coastal Conservation Lab at Point B Design + Training! Yin Yin and Wint Hte share their lessons from their ambitious and wonder-filled work to bring marine conservation to other youths andContinue reading “The Ocean & Us Ep3: Bright Future for Myanmar’s Coasts”