Sunday Vibes: Australian Fires

As we move into 2020 with hopes of every goodness, we are mindful of the need to protect our planet. “Our Hose is on Fire.” And, Australia is proof that we must act and be accountable as its custodians.

Source: The Irish Times View

It is heartbreaking to watch the flames and the fear. There are also moments of hope as Koala, Kangaroo and People come together to brave the flames. At the same time, our attention must face the problem to create sustainable solutions.

Source: CNN
Cyclist helping thirsty Koala

The aboriginal people of Australia suggested recently that they return to the pre-European settlement practice of fire burning for land management. Click Firesticks Alliance, to learn more about indigenous burning practices as a potential solution to bushfires. The problem extends beyond land management.

Source: Firesticks Alliance Source
Landscape management failing linked to Bushfires

We have to take responsibility for the climate crisis. It isn’t too late to start adopting a sustainable lifestyle. It isn’t too late to make changes. In 2020, our platform includes promoting a more sustainable living. To that end, our work with the Citizens Climate Lobby continues as well as our Arts advocacy for “No Yawning in Public™”. We hope to inspire others to protect our home.

Our Platform for Sustainable Living

To the nature, people and animals of Australia, you are in our heart and we join your prayers for relief. For those interested in helping with the Australian climate crisis and their bushfire devastation, here are some opportunities: Australian Red Cross Salvation Army Australia, Go Fund Me , FoodBank Australia , St. Vincent de Paul, Givit, Firefighter Families, Support Firefighting Brigade, WIRES to Help Wildlife, World Wildlife Fund Australia, and RSPCA NSW Rescue and Treatment.

Source: RSPCA NSW

#australianfires #bushfires #citizensclimatelobby #climatecrisis #Sundayvibes #help #ourhouseisonfire #hope #SustainableLifestyle #iamarliespeaks #noyawninginpublic

Happy New Year

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This Year has been filled with so many experiences from Scuba Diving in Italy when there was a failure with my line requiring me to free myself to breathe air and not salt water (not a good thing to do as it is potentially fatal as was the alternative of not taking action) to the beauty of freeing myself, again, to release my creative passions with the World. #BallerinainaBox is about moving past fear to soar. It is an illustrated #book designed for #children of all ages. Ballerina in a Box is available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish with a new English Animated AudioBook at LuvStorybooks.shop. I wish everyone a #positive #HappyNewYear2020! #balletpost #dance #fearlessliving #inspirational #tuesdaythoughts

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Fearless in 2020

This Year has been filled with so many experiences from Scuba Diving in Italy when there was a failure with my line requiring me to free myself to breathe air and not salt water (not a good thing to do as it is potentially fatal as was the alternative of not taking action) to the beauty of freeing myself, again, to release my creative passions with the World.  #BallerinainaBox is about moving past fear to soar. It is an illustrated #book designed for #children of all ages.  Ballerina in a Box is available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish with a new English Animated AudioBook at LuvStorybooks.shop. I wish everyone a #positive #HappyNewYear2020!  #balletpost #dance #fearlessliving #inspirational #tuesdaythoughts

A Season of Thanks

LuvStorybooks.shop

Full of thanks today; I write to share one of the things I’m thankful for – Ballerina in a Box! Available in English, French, German, Russian and Spanish. Ballerina in a Box features the story of Anastasia, a ballerina who loses her confidence after an injury. #BallerinainaBox is a heartwarming story for all ages sharing concepts of #giving, #courage, #diversity and #sustainability.

For every #book sold now through December 21, one dollar helps SafeMinds.org fight #autism.

SafeMinds.org believes, as do many, that there are environmental triggers affecting the development of autism, and that they are responsible for the tremendous increase in autism prevalence since the late 1990s. Helping prevent the development of environmentally-induced autism and helping those with autism is another of my passions. I began volunteering with SafeMinds.org photographing their annual fundraiser, Fashion Rocks Autism, five years ago.

Because dance is known to help persons with autism, Safeminds.org is a great charity for me to support. Ballerina in a Box is now officially available at https://luvstorybooks.shop

A recent review of Ballerina in a Box, by a Russian mother, brought me to tears:

Удивительная история, которая вдохновляет побороть свои страхи не только детей но и взрослых. Красочные иллюстрации дополняют картину, эта книга стала любимой книгой моей дочери.

Translated into English:

An amazing story that inspires you to overcome your fears not only children but also adults. Colorful illustrations complement the picture, this book has become my daughter’s favorite book.

When I created Ballerina in a Box, I hoped to do exactly what this Mother, Natalya, shared. Reviews indicate Ballerina in a Box is becoming a favorite of adults and children. I hope Ballerina in a Box will touch your life!

Thank you for your time and enjoy your day!

Arlene

#blackFriday #Thanksgiving #seasonofthanks #Ballet #dance #gift #luvstorybooks #ThursdayThoughts #ebook

Sunday Vibes

Ballerina in a Box

A Scene from Ballerina in a Box
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Ballerina in a Box shares both the beauty of ballet and the human spirit.  I created this book with love and every copy sold donates a dollar to fight autism.  Dance is proven to help persons with autism.  Please visit luvstorybooks.shop for more information. 💛

Ballerina in a Box!

Now Available for the Holidays

We’re happy to share the launch of #BallerinainaBox – a 32 page illustrated #ebook available in #English + #French + #German + #Russian or #Spanish  with an #earlybird  promotional price of $4.99!

We donate $1 of every #sale to Safeminds org to help #fight #autism and #helpfamilies.

#Ballet #dance #children #book #Thanksgiving #holiday #BlackFriday #bookclub #luvstorybooks #pinkpower #empowerment #family #gift #CyberMonday #inspiration

Self-Care Sunday

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This day of shooting #stories of #wildhorses was one of determination and endurance. I trekked to the #marshes and found great peace in the presence of these majestic beings. It was such a peaceful experience, I did not notice the ticks that joined me. They literally ajoined themselves to my skin. I discovered 6! Fortunately, I did not get 😷 and they did not stop my efforts to document. The existence #wild or feral #horse in America is often unknown. Through the lens, I promote #awareness to advocate on their behalf. Today, remember to continue embracing and #advocate on behalf of what you believe in – including yourself. #SelfcareSunday #caballo #pferde #raw_horses #horselovers #horsesofinstagram #cheval #fearlessliving #adventure #wildlife #photography #bbcearth #wildhorsepc #positivity #ponies #horsepower #mirrorimage #backroad_visions #cavallo #inspiration #motivation #success #goals 📷: @iamarliespeaks

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#wildhorses #determination #endurance #leadership #goals #motivation #inspiration #iamarliespeaks #Artadvocacy #noyawninginpublic