All posts tagged: nature

Stephanie Espeut: Island Girl & Yogini

My passion for yoga has given me so much and now I’m wanting to give back and share that knowledge with others.” -Stephanie Espeut Island Girl & Yogini Stephanie Espeut is one of Cayman’s very own Yogini’s! Her intricate training is complete. She is qualified to teach as an in-training yoga instructor. She is currently offering free yoga every Sunday at Cayman Cabana. More recently, Stephanie celebrated her 30th birthday in one of the coolest ways possible. Stephanie dedicated her birthday to giving back to others with her inspiring “30 for 30” charity fundraiser, where yoga lovers and newbies made a donation of $30 to attend her yoga event and all proceeds went to support local charities including: The National Trust for the Cayman Islands (Educational Programs), CARE, and Feed Our Future. Other people inspired by this event, also gave donations even if they were unable to attend. Gotta love her! I love the idea of helping people and healing people. -Stephanie Espeut A Transformative Year What lead Stephanie to become a yoga teacher? It …

A Breath of Wild Air

The winds are changing, spring is gone and summer is here. For many, with a change in seasons, comes a change in fashion and accessories. Now is the time to breathe in “Wild Air.” Eco chic is a fashion trend on the rise. Who wouldn’t love owning jewelry that is not only a handcrafted work of art, made with love by artisans, but also incorporates sustainability and the raw beauty of nature? If that fits your lifestyle and fashion sense, and you would love to add more eco chic jewelry to your personal collection, then check out Wild Air & Co. Meet The Fabulous Designers Behind Wild Air & Co. Brooklyn and Casey, this creative duo, are the ladies behind handcrafted jewelry with a sustainable element.  Two friends sharing their love for design, fashion and the environment with the world. This creative duo, are bonafide artisans, creating handcrafted jewelry in the good old USA. Their collection of unique jewelry is a beautiful mix of vintage, glamour and southern charm. Each piece is created with an environmental sustainability …

The Falling of Trees In a Forest […] Does it make a Sound?

  Today let’s celebrate International Day of Forests.  At the heart of International Day of Forests it is a “global celebration of forests” it “provides a platform to raise awareness of the importance of all types of forests and of trees outside forests” (UN). Did you know? “Forests cover one third of the Earth’s land mass, performing vital functions around the world” (UN)  If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?  Yes! The falling of trees -deforestation- is making a big sound.  Nature is speaking, and we need to listen. Forests are vital to our environment, they “cover 31% of the land area of our planet” (WWF).  Most importantly, they are the beating heart and lungs of our planet, so to speak.  Trees produce oxygen, which we need to breathe- to live.  In addition, forests provide a home to many wildlife species, many of which are threatened by deforestation- devastating their natural habitat. Deforestation is jeopardizing our environment.  It impacts a wide range …

The Revival of The Blue Iguanas

                                            Photo Credit: Doug Bell The United Nations General Assembly designated 3rd March as World Wildlife Day, to celebrate the world’s wild fauna and flora (United Nations). In honor of World Wildlife Day, I would like to dedicate this post to raise awareness for the Blue Iguanas, a national beauty and icon of the Cayman Islands. The Blue Iguana Recovery Program, is dedicated to the conservation and preservation of the Blue Iguanas. The once critically endangered species, is beginning to thrive in the wild once again. There was a time when we almost lost our beloved Blue Iguanas, thankfully they are moving out of danger from becoming extinct. Currently, the population of Blue Iguanas has reached over 900, showing promise of reaching a target goal of a population of 1,000 Blue Iguanas. The care and dedication of staff members of the Blue Iguana Recovery Program, along with the success of captive breeding has contributed …

“And the heart must pause to breathe”

  Photo Credit: Michael Maes “And the heart must pause to breathe,” words of the legendary poet Lord Byron. These poetic words capture the experience of watching the artistic work of Michael Maes short film “Byron Beholds Kona.” This short film will capture your heart from the start, as you will become immersed in the purity and the spellbinding beauty of the ocean and the wildlife. Most importantly, you will become enthralled by the poetic connection between the ocean and film. Maes, has chosen the words of Lord Byron’s So We’ll Go No More a Roving to accompany the stunning cinematic journey viewers are taken on in the waters of Kona, Hawaii. It’s safe to say Mr. Maes, has created an interesting genre of film called “Poetry eMotion.” Poetry eMotion: How it came to be… Michael Maes says, his wife, Ellen Cuylaerts, told him that “some of his footage is poetry in her eyes” and she, “encouraged him to reach out to poems through his films.” Through the diligent process of filming and editing, Maes …

Top 5 Easy To Keep Green Resolutions

  I would like to take this moment to thank Daybreak 27  for having me as a guest on their show this morning.  It was a huge honor! Thank you! This new year take the pledge to go green or go greener! Going green is a lifestyle choice. It is making a commitment to live environmentally responsible- and it’s easy to do. Even small changes towards living a green lifestyle will make a positive impact on the environment. I think we have a moral obligation to live as environmentally responsibly as we possibly can. If you look at it this way the environment acts as our life-support system and it’s key to our survival. So every time we inflict harm on the planet we are essentially hurting ourselves- and that is not a good thing. Make a Green Pledge Pledge to commit to 1 or more of these easy to do eco-friendly lifestyle choices. Top 5 Easy Ways to Go Green in 2015! 1. Recycle Recycling is probably not only the easiest green pledge to …