PROTECT OUR WINTERS ~ $1 for $1 Match When You Donate To Protect Our Winters

via $1 for $1 Match When You Donate To Protect Our Winters

Protect Our Winters (POW) is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit. Founded by professional snowboarder Jeremy Jones in 2007, POW turns passionate outdoor people into effective climate advocates. POW leads a community of athletes, thought pioneers and forward-thinking business leaders to affect systemic political solutions to climate change.

The past decade has been the warmest on record. 2016 was the  hottest year ever recorded and 2017 is already on track top it. Meanwhile, the northern hemisphere has already lost a million square miles of spring snowpack since 1970—an area three times the size of Texas.  Snow levels are rising in elevation and winters are shorter. Climate change is already  affecting winter.

By 2007, pro snowboarder Jeremy Jones found that more and more resorts he’d always counted on for good riding were closed due to lack of snow. Something was clearly going on, and he felt the need to act. But he couldn’t find any organizations focused on mobilizing the snowsports community on climate—there was a gap between the impacts that climate change was already having on our mountains, and any organized action being taken to address it. And so Jeremy founded Protect Our Winters.

Soon afterwards, we brought on other concerned pro athletes, individuals, resorts and winter sports companies. Since then, Protect Our Winters has grown from a kernel of an idea into a worldwide network of over 130,000 supporters – a social movement on climate, designed to activate a passionate community and create the political will for meaningful action by state and federal policymakers.

And, while POW’s earliest supporters were renowned athletes and respected corporations, the movement quickly grew to include the wider outdoor sports community  as their playgrounds and livelihoods also depend on healthy winters.

This was the perfect group to give a national voice to outdoor sports, an industry that supports 7.6 million+ jobs and creates $887 billion in economic revenue. While the fossil fuel lobby may outspend environmentalists 20-1 in Washington, we share a passion that crosses party lines, a unique perspective that de-politicizes any climate discussion, and an industry with an economic impact that can’t be ignored.

Our key formula for engaging 60 million+ outdoor sports enthusiasts globally: relevance and authenticity. Though we can dress up for meetings, in the end we are pro athletes, dirtbags and diehards; for us, winter is not just a passion, but a way of life.

Right now, we have the luxury of worrying about how climate change might impact the outdoor industry. Right now, we get to help dictate the outcome rather than react to a foregone conclusion. If we sit on our hands for the next two decades, we won’t be worried about powder days, tourism or having fun. We’ll be worried about the stability of our environment, our jobs and our economy.

We All Need Winter.

The Richest Treasures of All Lie Buried Within You – Unknown (REBLOG)

The Richest Treasures of All Lie Buried Within You – Unknown  (REBLOG)

There lies within you a buried fortune; a treasure trove of talents, skills, and abilities just waiting to be unearthed. There are millions of people walking around with talents hidden away from the world.  A buried wealth of possibility concealed by fear, worry, and doubt.  Individuals shying away from their own greatness.  Content in holding themselves back rather than face the possibility of criticism or rejection.  Allowing the fear of failure or even success to paralyze them from taking action.

For far too many of us, this is our reality.  What talent and ability within you have you kept buried?  Why have you kept it hidden?  Fear of failure?  Fear of success? Anxiety? Shyness? Lack of confidence?

Let us do an honest self-analysis and then commit ourselves to the pursuit of unlocking our hidden wealth!  Let us set goals that will force us out of our comfort zones.  We don’t have to take giant leaps, but small steps out of our comfort zone is not only needed to help us grow, but that is what will give us the ability to bring our hidden talents and skills back to the surface.  By stretching yourself just a little bit, you will learn not only about the skills you must cultivate, but you will probably discover that you already possess a lot of the tools needed for success.  You will most likely find that you have either underestimated your current talent level or that you have overblown the difficulty and fear associated with a certain task.

Remember, action prompts opportunity.  By taking action, you will not only expose yourself to greater opportunities for growth, but you could ignite a series of events that could one day bring you to a place you had no idea was even possible for you.

So let us take time to look within.  What talents and skills have you overlooked?  What treasures have you kept hidden from the world?  Work to dig it up and bring it out, so we may all benefit from its discovery.

What a great article and so inspirational.  Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

CAN YOU SAY “I LIVED” AT THE END OF THE DAY?

CAN YOU SAY “I LIVED” AT THE END OF THE DAY?

My Angels out there both near and far, have you enjoyed your weekend?  I wanted to share this amazing video (I hope it plays – LOL) by One Republic entitled, I Lived!  Listen to the words and let me know if you can say – – I Lived…  I know life and its many circumstances can get in the way, but we must make time – make the time to LIVE!

Life is a gift and worth exploring my Angels, worth celebrating, worth loving and worth cherishing. So, no matter where you are, what you want to do or where you want to go in life, get outdoors and enjoying everything this life has to offer, have no regrets, and by all means – – “dance as though no one is watching, love as though you have never loved before,  sing as though no one can hear you, and live as though heaven is on earth.”  Me, I LOVE to dance like no one is watching! 😉

Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

HAVE YOU LEARNED WHAT YOU NEED TO YET?

HAVE YOU LEARNED WHAT YOU NEED TO YET?

Have you ever wondered why it seems as though you keep either reliving an event or an episode through others or in your mind?  Well, my dear Angels, as we all know, we are all on this earth and in this life to learn and/or relearn things until we get them right.  I think you know what I mean.  Eventually, as with anything, if you do something more than once, you finally have that “ah ha” moment wherein you say to yourself, now I know why I should not have done that in the first place or I should have done it this way to begin with.  Life is a learning ground, so go out and live it, enjoy it, and by all means, soak up all the knowledge that you can and ask many questions because how else are we to learn and appreciate all the things this life has to offer.

 

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Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

ANGELIC LOVE IS EVERYWHERE

ANGELIC LOVE IS EVERYWHERE

No matter where you are in your life, no matter the journey, behold of the view and Angels that surround you.  Take this photo here by photographer Joshua Weinfeld, this photo, as you can see, is of a camp site where the view just above this tent is spectacular.  Now, we do know that there are Angels within and around this tent (we are all Angels), but take note of the beautiful Angelic light and Angelic love that are surrounding this area and letting their presence be known.  I don’t know about you, but I have no doubts about our Angelic love and Angelic light.  I don’t know about you, but I can see and feel the love and not just Angelic love in this photo.

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Photo by Joshua Weinfeld Photography – http://www.joshuaweinfeld.com/

Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

Enjoy Life, Be Weird! (REBLOG)

Enjoy Life, Be Weird!    (REBLOG)

Like I always say, life is too short to live inside yourself or your house at all times.  We all must wake up our inner being and get out and enjoy life.  Get outdoors and enjoy the little things in life that make you smile and expand your heart.  Please, for what it’s worth – do not sit around and say “if only I had done this or that” and do not sit around and have regrets!  Never have regrets because when you get older you will wish you had taken those little chances, those overnight or two day trips, or just gotten out that afternoon to go to the beach or go meet up with friends.

 

Man walking down road at sunset

Man walking down road at sunset

http://positiveoutlooksblog.com/2015/10/14/note-to-self-enjoy-life-be-weird/

 

Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

Do Not Go Where the Path May Lead, Go Instead Where There Is No Path and Leave a Trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson (REBLOG)

REBLOG ~ ~

Do Not Go Where the Path May Lead, Go Instead Where There Is No Path and Leave a Trail – Ralph Waldo Emerson

http://www.theseeds4life.com/do-not-go-where-the-path-may-lead-go-instead-where-there-is-no-path-and-leave-a-trail-ralph-waldo-emerson

 

 

 

 

 

THE ART OF MANLINESS

THE ART OF MANLINESS

Happy Friday my lovely Angels!  I thought I would share an interesting bit of information: I was provided the below website the other day from a great friend while we were on the train headed to work as we were discussing what it is to be a man and the different things men have to do in life, such as tie a tie, prepare for a date, etiquette, etc.  And, while I am not a man myself, I found this to be very interesting and thought I might be able to learn a few things myself.  So, without further adue, below is the website for the Art of Manliness, which I find to be very interesting and possibly helpful for those of all generations, but mainly the younger in which to learn many aspects of becoming a man and what it means.

Please feel free to share your thoughts.

http://www.artofmanliness.com/

The Art of Manliness

Always with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

PUFFY PEACE! ~ JUST BREATHE ~

PUFFY PEACE! ~ JUST BREATHE ~

While looking above into the great outdoors and the beautiful puffy clouds above, I can feel the peace, I can feel the love, I can feel my Angels surrounding me and guiding me to be here in this space and at this particular moment so I can experience this magickal feeling of Angelic Heaven on earth.

I can only imagine the words that went through the mind of photographer Joshua Weinfeld while taking such a magnificent photo of the puffy clouds above.  You do realize that each and every moment in time and space is a gift. What is a gift?  You know what it is, but let me see if I can put a little spin on it…the person with whom you love and created life with, your furry babies, your friends, your family (be they immediate or best friends being family over time), your breathe each day, your first steps out of bed, and/or just the opening of your eyes in the morning.  Each of these things and many, many more are gifts and are not to be taken for granted.  Do not take for granted that which is in front of you because it can be gone in the blink of the eye.

Angel Clouds

Photo by Joshua Weinfeld Photography        http://www.joshuaweinfeld.com/

I say this only to remind all of us to live life, get out and explore, cherish your wives/husbands/children/family/friends, and by all means… keep the faith (no matter what your faith is) that all will be well, believe in yourself and your Angels above (why not?), talk to them – ask them for guidance and thank them for all you have and/or will receive.  Just know, you are not in this alone for we here at Enlightenment Angels are always here for you and pray for all our loved ones/friends/family/blogging friends/many, many more and furry babies all over.

We love you all, wish you happiness and always do this with LIFE, LIGHT, POSITIVITY, STRENGTH, BEING THE WARRIOR WITHIN, GUIDANCE, and LOVE!

@joshuaweinfeld @joshuaweinfeldphotography @enlightenmentangels