I bought a jump rope. It’s so I can practice my double unders. I can only do a few in a row, and the amount of time we spend doing them in a WOD at CrossFit isn’t enough to get them down. So working at it at home each day is the only real way I’ll get it.
I love physical fitness. It’s no longer about about looking a certain way. When I’m building strength in my body, I’m also building strength in my mind. Challenging myself with movement helps keep my mind engaged. I enjoy it. The mind body connection is so important.
Like anything else, you’ll only get better with practice. You won’t get better at the things you never do. This healing stuff, or ANY stuff, won’t come to you on accident. You have to be intentional.
What is it you’re working to learn (or unlearn?) What skill or muscle are you growing? 👇🏼👇🏼
Our deepest fear is not that we are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we are powerful beyond measure. It is our light, not our darkness that most frightens us. We ask ourselves, 'Who am I to be brilliant, gorgeous, talented, fabulous?' Actually, who are you not to be? You are a child of God. Your playing small does not serve the world. There is nothing enlightened about shrinking so that other people won't feel insecure around you. We are all meant to shine, as children do. We were born to make manifest the glory of God that is within us. It's not just in some of us; it's in everyone. And as we let our own light shine, we unconsciously give other people permission to do the same. As we are liberated from our own fear, our presence automatically liberates others. 💫⭐️💫 - Marianne Williamson
A female harbour seal and her pup resting on a rocky outcrop at low tide on the west coast of Vancouver Island, British Columbia, Canada. This place is home to an incredible ecosystem consisting of rainforest covered mountains which drop all the way down to a wave battered shoreline. Sadly much of this coast’s old growth rainforest has been lost to logging. We must protect the forest that’s left, not only because it’s beautiful and a home to countless creatures, but because like all forests, it gives us so many things that we take for granted like the fresh air we breathe.
One of the secrets of photography and filmmaking is that people really want their stories to be told. I’ve seen this for decades working on hurricanes and volcanoes and floods, and the tsunami in Indonesia. People want a witness to be there to say, “Here, this is what happened. This is the truth.”⠀
But besides human voices, I try to capture nature’s voice: nature speaks through major natural events and environmental changes. Pictures give us a way of hearing what it is saying. And unique angles and techniques, like using an infrared heat camera as I did here, can sometimes help us see the same natural disasters that are blowing up the news in a more arresting, more perceptive way.
My love of landscape photography was ignited forever after a trip to Yosemite when I was sixteen. I was continually asking my friends mum to stop the car so I could get out and take a picture with my disposable Kodak armed with panoramic film (swipe to see). They started calling me Ansel Adams and he has been an inspiration ever since.
It therefore seems wrong that only a small portion of my work lives in black and white. It’s intriguing too when removing the colour forces extra emphasis on shape, texture, tone and light.
This picture is of Roseberry Topping in North Yorkshire taken during my mountain bike adventure the other week. Swipe right to see an alternative edit using the ‘Cinematic’ included with your subscription to the Raw Room. It also includes the entire Landscape Photography Masterclass. Hit the bio link to find out more.