February 22, 2019

Climate is on the mind of everyone these days, as we humans struggle to survive and thrive in savagely changing weather patterns. From the lung freezing cold of North America to the animal melting heat of Australia, climate change is upon us and we need to react, rapid...

January 30, 2019

Nowadays we see the words “if you can dream it, you can do it”, written all over the place. Social media memes, popular books and blog posts all seem to be saying that anything you decide you can do, by golly, you can do it! The Universe in her infinite wisdom will ope...

October 30, 2018

I wish it need not have happened in my time, “ said Frodo.

“So do I,” said Gandalf, “and so do all who live to see such times. But that is not for them to decide. All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” –J.R.R. Tolkien, Lord of The Rings Tr...

October 2, 2018

What does it really mean to be a light in times of darkness? We see this every day, in memes, online. It’s a very easy thing to say, “keep your inner spark burning to light the path for others”.

But what is the true cost of doing that?

It’s easy to be a light when you be...

July 25, 2018

Earlier this year, in an attempt to unleash my inner “metaphysical hippie”, I decided to pick up a book on modern shamanism. For those of you who may not know, a “shaman” is loosely defined as someone who has access to the spiritual world. Often shamans connect with sp...

June 5, 2018

 “How do you keep going? She’s the first one I’ve lost.”

The desperate text came through my mobile phone as I rushed through a check out line at the grocery store. Hurrying to get home in time to participate in a global candlelight vigil for an ailing elephant name...

May 2, 2018

This past weekend I had the singular experience of attending the Free the Elephants International Conference and Film Festival in Portland, Oregon. For those unfamiliar with this event, it was, so far as I know, one of the first times that elephant centered luminaries...

April 4, 2018

“Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry and narrow-mindedness”- Mark Twain

Recently, I got into a heated debate on Facebook (I know, I know, but some things just really push my buttons).

A very passionate person is constantly posting single sentence memes such as “Boycott...

March 22, 2018

Do you want to spend time with elephants?

Consider yourself invited! 

When we started Art for Elephants in 2015, it never occurred to me that the day would arrive when all of my corporate travel experience as a Certified International Tour Director, my track record of te...

March 2, 2018

Are you a winner?

In Western culture, particularly here in the US, we are raised from a very early age, to view competition as the ultimate human endeavor. Our entire society, economy, most of our emotional relationships (if we care to admit it) are riddled with or even...

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