Monday, January 9, 2012

Please Help Solve the Monk Seal Mystery

It's a known fact that I am an animal lover.  When I read this story by the Associated Press today it just sickened me, as I have seen Monk Seals on the beach in all their beauty.  While I don't want to go into details about the cruelty these animals face, I do want you to read the story so you are aware of what's happening. These animals are on their way to extinction, and if people continue to kill them for no reason that day will be here sooner than expected. 

Photo courtesy of AP Images

Tuesday, January 3, 2012

Natalani Resolutions for the New Year

We all love to make lists of what we'd like to achieve for the year ahead.  Often the list consists of what we want to stop (drink less alcohol) or things we need to get better at (exercise more!). My list for 2012 has a mix of both, but with deliverables that are more specific, and hopefully more achievable as a result. I also have a few in there that I need to be mindful of every day.  Here's my top 10 for 2012:

1. Make more time every day for me
2. Run the Rock n Roll Half Marathon
3. Go to Hawaii at least once this year
4. Treat others the way I would like to be treated
5. Increase my volunteer hours with the Seattle Humane Society (or another local animal organization)
6. Watching TV - Less is more
7. Make my health and well being a priority
8. Discover a new hobby or project
9. Make some new friends in Seattle
10. Have my most successful work year EVER!