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⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Something that’s being weighing on my mind as of lately and I though
Yosemite National Park
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Something that’s being weighing on my mind as of lately and I thought I’d share it for whoever needs to hear this!! Call your parents, call whoever it is in your life that you’ve been keeping on the back burner, and tell them you love them.. we so often forget that while we are busy growing up and discovering who we are, that our loved ones are also getting older. ⏳ With my nomadic lifestyle it’s gotten to the point that I’ve only physically seen my parents for a few weeks a year and this has been going on for the past 6-7 years, lately I’ve decided that is no longer enough.... Don’t get me wrong, my relationship with my parents wasn’t always good, or even civil... I came from an incredibly broken home, with alcoholism and abuse. There were not many “hugs and kisses” and “i love yous” in my household, just a lotta tough love, but my parents did the best they knew how, and god dammit I’m so glad I still have them... tell them before it’s too late. 🦋 Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, toppling m
Kathmandu, Nepal
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On April 25, 2015, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Nepal, toppling multi-story buildings in Kathmandu, and creating landslides and avalanches in the Himalayan Mountains. Nearly 9,000 people died and more than 22,000 were badly injured. The quake was followed by hundreds of aftershocks, and only 17 days later another major magnitude earthquake hit measured at 7.3 magnitude. Walking around Nepal you can still see remnants of what once was, that have been reduced to nothing more than a pile of rubble. However, if you didn’t know any better, you wouldn’t think that just a few years ago, 1/4th of Nepal’s population was affected by such a deadly disaster. People are incredibly kind, welcoming you into their homes and shops, Inviting you to have a chai and just sit with them. In the countries I’ve visited I have found that the folks who have the absolute least to give are always the most generous. It’s small moments like this that refresh and renew my sense of hope. With everything wrong with the world, there’s still sooo much good. Be Kind to one another, you never know what tomorrow may bring. 🕊 Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ I jumped into a rickshaw to try and get a glimpse of the Taj Mahal bef
Taj Mahal, Agra, India
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I jumped into a rickshaw to try and get a glimpse of the Taj Mahal before dark. It was an hour before sunset, and it would take 20 minutes to get there, not including the additional time that I’ve learned to always allot whilst navigating the chaos that is India. Streets filled with food carts, cows, cars, and pedestrians all trying to share the road, I paid the driver a few extra Rupees and he arose for the challenge.. weaving and winding through traffic, hitting back streets. As we neared the Taj I became disheartened. The yearning that fueled me to experience the monument began to change as we passed by undeniable suffering that surrounded the Temple.. entire streets lined with people who have nothing more than the clothes on their backs. When we arrived I hopped out and ran through the gardens, a lowkey local spot to view the Taj from behind.. I set up my tripod to snap a few shots when I noticed a couple of kids curiously watching me.. I assumed they likely lived near by. I reached into my purse and handed them some candies and they quickly warmed up to me.. giggling and taking turns trying to sneak a peek through the viewfinder on my camera. I could tell they wanted to try, so I hopped in front of the lens and let them eagerly snap a couple photos. This was one of them. Not too shabby for a couple of novice photographers and barely making it before dark. 😅 Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ This is probably my favorite photo that I’ve ever taken. It’s not
Himalayas
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This is probably my favorite photo that I’ve ever taken. It’s not the most jaw-dropping or glamorous,but this photo has more meaning than maybe anything else I’ve ever taken. Only minutes before this picture was snapped I full heartedly believed It would be my last on earth.. while trekking we had come to a portion of the trail that is prone to landslides and the entire side of the mountain was comprised of extremely loose gravel. There was a path about 1 ft wide carved out since the last landslide about a week previous. Leaving only a few inches of room to spare for error, before fatally falling thousands of feet down a very steep and rigid mountain side... There were no safety rails in place, and no way to get help without calling in a helicopter. I was already nursing a minor knee injury from more than a week of intense inclines/declines, and was using a knee stabilizer and trekking poles to take the pressure off. I was just trying to focus. One foot in front of the other. I kept telling myself. Breathe. Slowly Inching myself back to safety on sturdy ground when two Sherpas carrying a large load came head-to-head with me from the opposite side.. I froze. I made eye contact with the Sherpa still stepping closer towards me. He motioned for me to move to the inside of the mountain, I did as he said. My entire body began to tremble, I held my breathe, afraid that if I breathed just a little too hard or clutched to the mountain too closely that the gravel would become loose and we would all be swept down deep into the canyon to our guaranteed death. Just as I thought my legs would surely give out they passed me by... After we made it to the lodge we sat by the fire, shared some dhal batt, and I made friends that quickly became a lot more like family, people who still mean the absolute world to me. Sharing a near death experience with someone creates an unbreakable bond. I may never find the words to truly depict the range of emotions I felt that day, and this picture surely doesn’t do it justice either. I guess it’s one of those things... you just had to be there. Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ I walked through the ghats keeping my head low, trying not to stare at
Pashupatinath, Nepal
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I walked through the ghats keeping my head low, trying not to stare at the burning pyres of human remains.. feeling like an imposter, like I’m intruding on something incredibly personal and shouldn’t be there, but no one seems to notice, or maybe they just didn’t mind. Instead they stand in groups draping flowers across the body of their loved ones along the river before the wooden biers are set ablaze. As the smoke billows, ashes begin to rain down, and soon the only thing that even slightly resembles what-was-once a human body becomes the two bony feet protruding from one side. The ghats are an open air crematorium where Hindu’s burn their loved ones so that their ashes may be cleansed by the holy water in the Ganges, and their soul may be free to reincarnate. This is an incredibly important ritual in the Hindu culture. For this reason many Babas (holy men) migrate to these places.. which is where I met this man pictured, he sat mumbling a mantra with his face and body covered in ashes.. Every 12 years In India there is a festival held called Kumbha Mela, where Hindi’s travel to bathe in the 4 sacred rivers to cleanse their souls of sin. It is regarded as the "world's largest peaceful congregation of religious pilgrims". This is festival is taking place right now and is expected to have more than 150 million pilgrims migrating to the Ganges River by March. -PSA- I’m making some changes.. ill be posting a lot more of my actual photography and the stories behind them. I hope you all continue to enjoy my content, I’ll still post a selfie here and there, but Id like for you guys to get to know the real me and vice versa.. See the entire collection in the gallery on my website. Link in bio! Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Over the course of 2 weeks I trekked through the Himalayas with little
Himalayas
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Over the course of 2 weeks I trekked through the Himalayas with little more than a backpack, my camera, and some friends I made along the way. I ate Dhal Batt (rice and lentils) twice a day like it was going out of style, and packed and then unpacked my 40 liter backpack religiously. Alternating when the sun came out and beads of sweat began to bleed through my many layers of clothing to when it dipped behind the mountain peaks and the bitter cold/wind would set In and cut right through you. The nights became incredibly unforgiving the higher we ascended into the mountains. Mid afternoon was time to find the nearest village and retire for the night.. this quickly became my favorite time of the day. When you could take off your heavy pack, rub some tiger balm on your aching muscles, and then set off through the narrow winding streets stopping to play with children, and trying to dodge piles of buffalo poop dotting the path. Sometimes I would walk to the highest point in the village, take a seat and just gaze up at the snow-capped mountain peaks soaring magnificently above and the peaceful stone and mud villages down below.. watching the yaks graze freely in the pastures and the colorful Tibetan prayer flags blowing in the wind. This is where I found my inspiration and ironically a loss of words... the closest I’ve ever come to knowing peace. 🇳🇵 Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Do you, For YOU. #goalgetter
Yosemite National Park
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Do you, For YOU. #goalgetter
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ This world will carry on As busy and rushed as ever, and you may gat
Avenue of the Giants
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This world will carry on As busy and rushed as ever, and you may gather questions That have no easy answers, Buy may you never lose your wonder, And that fire that burns deep. To walk through crowded spaces, and observe the most beautiful, seemingly insignificant things. Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ ɴᴏ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʀᴇᴀsᴏɴ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀʏ ɪs ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ
Lost Coast
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ɴᴏ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʀᴇᴀsᴏɴ ᴛᴏ sᴛᴀʏ ɪs ᴀ ɢᴏᴏᴅ ʀᴇᴀsᴏɴ ᴛᴏ ɢᴏ 🌻 - - - 📷 // @lucas.ai
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Love yo’ self cus you da shit.🌈 #lovegang #ganggangRarely would
Haight n Ashbury
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Love yo’ self cus you da shit. 🌈 #lovegang #ganggang Rarely would I share such a cheesy post, but this New Year got me feeling myselfff! 🥳 So much hard work has gone into the making of this big ol’ smile and im not too humble to celebrate my self from time to time. 🥰 📷 // @lucas.ai Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ The more I live the more I learn.The more I learn, the more I realize
Los Angeles, California
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The more I live the more I learn. The more I learn, the more I realize I know nothing at all.. 💭 -Socrates Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ My website is currently under construction and is evolving as I am. I
Kathmandu, Nepal
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My website is currently under construction and is evolving as I am. I am highlighting collaborations I’ve previously done, and making room for new projects underway in 2019. This photo was taken in collaboration with @powwowworldwide earlier this year at a slum school in Nepal where a group of international artists teamed together to paint murals like this one we are pictured in front of. Artist @shrineon uses trash and recycled materials to create beautiful works of art. Learn more on my website, link in bio. Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ You only need to find yourself. 🧘🏽‍♀️-Everything else ca
Redwoods
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You only need to find yourself. 🧘🏽‍♀️ - Everything else can just be googled 🤷🏽‍♀️ . . . 📷 // @lucas.ai Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Monkey see, Monkey Dew. 🐒#dothedew
Kathmandu, Nepal
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Monkey see, Monkey Dew. 🐒 #dothedew
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ The Forest is For-Rest. 😌Feeling renewed by these rains sweeping t
Redwoods
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The Forest is For-Rest. 😌 Feeling renewed by these rains sweeping the NorCal region, cleansing the air from all the smoke of the devastating wildfires we’ve experienced in the last weeks and replenishing and nourishing the Earth with new growth. 🌱 Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Beauty knows no age, trend or color. Beauty is about being authenticit
Nepal
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Beauty knows no age, trend or color. Beauty is about being authenticity yourself. In a time of so much intolerance, let us be reminded that diversity is the biggest treasure of life on this planet. ••••••••••••••••••••••• Bout to get a little vulnerable real quick. I have really struggled with my self image, and until recent years I wouldn’t have been caught dead posting an image of my side profile. When I was a little girl I would never wear my hair up cause I thought I had big ears, and sometimes before bed Id tape my ears to my head in hope that In the morning they wouldn't be so noticeable like my friend's ears were. Yep, that’s a TRUE STORY. My nickname growin up was leanbean because I've always been so thin, some call it a blessing, but I've struggled with my weight, I've never weighed more than 115 pounds, and that's been so frustrating, My teeth are good and crooked, and my nose sticks out some too. 🤷🏽‍♀️ So many women are uncomfortable in their own skin and all I have to say to that is, YOU ARE PERFECTLY FLAWED! Love living in your skin, appreciate your quirks and be forgiving of your mistakes, don't be so hard on yourself about the things you cannot change. EMBRACE THEM. You guys wanna know what? I love my big ears and the rest of my "flaws" and Im not ashamed to admit it. Never forget that everyone is battling some unseen shadows and not everything you see on social media is the real deal. Do not compare yourself to someone else’s journey. #beYOUtiful . . . 📷: @cacobilltattoo Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ Nepal is a small country with so much to offer.. it’s one of the poo
Himalayas
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Nepal is a small country with so much to offer.. it’s one of the poorest countries in the world, but what it lacks in economical wealth it makes up for in vibrant culture, rich history, and jaw-dropping beauty. Home to much of the Himalayan region and Mt. Everest himself, Nepal is literally on top of the world. Over the course of nearly two weeks I trekked the Annapurna Region in Nepal. I highly recommend this trek to anyone who’s an adventurous thrill seeker and up for a challenge, you will be rewarded with immense landscapes and picturesque views that change daily. Everything from cascading waterfalls to icy snow covered peaks with small villages of welcoming indigenous Nepali people dotting the way. Expect to see plenty of yaks and wild cannabis native to the Himalayan region. More coming soon. Смотреть полностью
⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ⠀⠀ ↞ ησмα∂ ↞ ATTN: Tree hugging, pinecone wearing, free loving friends. <3Every d
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ATTN: Tree hugging, pinecone wearing, free loving friends. <3 Every day we all do numerous google searches for whatever it may be, i know that i am usually looking up about 10-15 things at a time whenever i am online. I came across this search engine about a year ago called Ecosia that plants a tree every time you make a new search. I did some research to make sure it was legit, and it is! Companies pay to advertise on search engines, thats why google is free to use. Ecosia uses that income from search ads to do a little good, and plant a tree. It’s free to use and you search the web as normal- just like you would on google, and it can actually be added as an extension to google chrome. We can all do our part, in this small way, to make a big difference. Trees are crucial to the continuation of life for all species here, they are nature’s natural air filters, removing carbon monoxide and other harmful particles so that we can breathe healthy! Climate change is real, and the ever growing list of endangered and extinct species is real, and so much of it is caused by deforestation. Plus and added perk, every time you use it, you get to watch your little tree ticker go up showing you just how many trees you’ve helped to plant, which is pretty freakin satisfying if i do say so myself. If you are American, please get out and VOTE on November 6th, on our own we are small but together we are strong and we need to make our voices heard! There are many important matters on the ballot and every vote counts! The time is NOW people. BE THE CHANGE. Picture just for attention 🌿 . . 📷: @mateoluqui Смотреть полностью
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