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"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." - S.E. Hinton

Yesssssss. These two @nivedita.bauhadoor and @jevinpillay have been such lovely friends, from our time being posted to serve in our respective embassies in Delhi, India. I'm grateful that we were able to reconnect again in Pretoria, South Africa in June. Throwback to when I was the MC for Singapore's National Day reception organized by the Singapore High Commission in August 2014. August is always a special month for me, not least because of our independence day which falls on 9 August. Am looking forward to being back in Singapore for all of 3 days (!) in the last week of August for work. What are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty #travel #traveling #India #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #lovemywork #love #girl #saree #girls
"If you have two friends in your lifetime, you're lucky. If you have one good friend, you're more than lucky." - S.E. Hinton Yesssssss. These two @nivedita.bauhadoor and @jevinpillay have been such lovely friends, from our time being posted to serve in our respective embassies in Delhi, India. I'm grateful that we were able to reconnect again in Pretoria, South Africa in June. Throwback to when I was the MC for Singapore's National Day reception organized by the Singapore High Commission in August 2014. August is always a special month for me, not least because of our independence day which falls on 9 August. Am looking forward to being back in Singapore for all of 3 days (!) in the last week of August for work. What are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty  #travel  #traveling  #India  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #lovemywork  #love  #girl  #saree  #girls 
"...there ain't no journey what don't change you some." - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas

How true. Am leaving Nairobi, Kenya for Colorado tonight via London. Am grateful to @emaloba and the amazing team that she has put together including @kibalimuriithi, @artbygmuthoka and @kwintah who are all ready to put in time and energy to realize our project of a graphic novel curated by children for children. Am excited to see where this journey will take us. Next up: Hamburg and Berlin, people! Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #everychildmatters❤️
"...there ain't no journey what don't change you some." - David Mitchell, Cloud Atlas How true. Am leaving Nairobi, Kenya for Colorado tonight via London. Am grateful to @emaloba and the amazing team that she has put together including @kibalimuriithi, @artbygmuthoka and @kwintah who are all ready to put in time and energy to realize our project of a graphic novel curated by children for children. Am excited to see where this journey will take us. Next up: Hamburg and Berlin, people! Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #everychildmatters ❤️
"We'd never seen anything as green as these rice paddies. It was not just the paddies themselves: the surrounding vegetation - foliage so dense the trees lost track of whose leaves were whose - was a rainbow coalition of one colour: green. There was an infinity of greens, rendered all the greener by splashes of red hibiscus and the herons floating past, so white and big it seemed as if sheets hung out to dry had suddenly taken wing. All other colours - even purple and black - were shades of green. Light and shade were degrees of green. Greenness, here, was less a colour than a colonising impulse. Everything was either already green - like a snake, bright as a blade of grass, sidling across the footpath - or in the process of becoming so. Statues of the Buddha were mossy, furred with green." - Geoff Dyer, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It

I love ferns. Throwback to when I was surrounded by these beautiful ferns in Colorado: I always feel at peace when in such verdant greenery. I feel blessed today: got the news that I was awarded the Singapore International Foundation's Arts for Good fellowship which will see me in Singapore at the end of November and in Chennai, India in late February 2019. What are you grateful for today? Photo credit: Jessica K. #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #love #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #jungle #forest #forests #nature
"We'd never seen anything as green as these rice paddies. It was not just the paddies themselves: the surrounding vegetation - foliage so dense the trees lost track of whose leaves were whose - was a rainbow coalition of one colour: green. There was an infinity of greens, rendered all the greener by splashes of red hibiscus and the herons floating past, so white and big it seemed as if sheets hung out to dry had suddenly taken wing. All other colours - even purple and black - were shades of green. Light and shade were degrees of green. Greenness, here, was less a colour than a colonising impulse. Everything was either already green - like a snake, bright as a blade of grass, sidling across the footpath - or in the process of becoming so. Statues of the Buddha were mossy, furred with green." - Geoff Dyer, Yoga for People Who Can't Be Bothered to Do It I love ferns. Throwback to when I was surrounded by these beautiful ferns in Colorado: I always feel at peace when in such verdant greenery. I feel blessed today: got the news that I was awarded the Singapore International Foundation's Arts for Good fellowship which will see me in Singapore at the end of November and in Chennai, India in late February 2019. What are you grateful for today? Photo credit: Jessica K. #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #love  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #jungle  #forest  #forests  #nature 
"Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart

This gal @emaloba. So I landed in Nairobi late on Saturday night. Elizabeth has been instrumental in organizing all our meetings so far here so we can talk to key stakeholders in the child protection ecosystem as we work on realizing our project of creating a graphic novel curated by kids for kids. It's been a whirlwind of meetings and oh, a spot of giraffe feeding - Liz sits on the board of the Giraffe Centre here in Nairobi. I'm very excited to see how the next several days pan out as it's been amazing thus far. But it's grim stuff listening to accounts of sexual abuse and assault on children as well as women we've met, including female genital mutilation (FGM). Nevertheless, we hope that the graphic novel can act as a tool for parents, guardians, educators and social workers to continue the conversation around #childsexualabuse and to make it less of a taboo to talk about. DM if you are based in Kenya and want to help out! #projectbeauty #everychildmatters❤️ #children #love #lovemywork #child #girl #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #socialgood #DoGood #Kenya #Nairobi
"Be the reason someone smiles. Be the reason someone feels loved and believes in the goodness in people." - Roy T. Bennett, The Light in the Heart This gal @emaloba. So I landed in Nairobi late on Saturday night. Elizabeth has been instrumental in organizing all our meetings so far here so we can talk to key stakeholders in the child protection ecosystem as we work on realizing our project of creating a graphic novel curated by kids for kids. It's been a whirlwind of meetings and oh, a spot of giraffe feeding - Liz sits on the board of the Giraffe Centre here in Nairobi. I'm very excited to see how the next several days pan out as it's been amazing thus far. But it's grim stuff listening to accounts of sexual abuse and assault on children as well as women we've met, including female genital mutilation (FGM). Nevertheless, we hope that the graphic novel can act as a tool for parents, guardians, educators and social workers to continue the conversation around #childsexualabuse  and to make it less of a taboo to talk about. DM if you are based in Kenya and want to help out! #projectbeauty  #everychildmatters ❤️ #children  #love  #lovemywork  #child  #girl  #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #socialgood  #DoGood  #Kenya  #Nairobi 
"Try to pause each day and take a walk to view nature. - Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind

True. Throwback to when I was taking a break while out training on the Arctic ice. Being outdoors for me, is a wonderful way to recharge. That and a hot, bubble bath. How do you recharge your battery? Do you have to be out in nature? #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #love
"Try to pause each day and take a walk to view nature. - Lailah Gifty Akita, Pearls of Wisdom: Great mind True. Throwback to when I was taking a break while out training on the Arctic ice. Being outdoors for me, is a wonderful way to recharge. That and a hot, bubble bath. How do you recharge your battery? Do you have to be out in nature? #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #love 
"Courage is found in unlikely places." - J.R.R. Tolkien

Amen. Am off to Nairobi, Kenya after a road trip this morning to Denver. I'm looking forward to working with children living in informal settlements there, to teach them story telling techniques, with the help of my friends from the city, including the amazing @emaloba so as to document what they have been through, good or bad. One may not expect to find courage in the eyes of a child, but I'm pretty sure their stories will blow me away. How do you define courage and what are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #hike #hiking #love
"Courage is found in unlikely places." - J.R.R. Tolkien Amen. Am off to Nairobi, Kenya after a road trip this morning to Denver. I'm looking forward to working with children living in informal settlements there, to teach them story telling techniques, with the help of my friends from the city, including the amazing @emaloba so as to document what they have been through, good or bad. One may not expect to find courage in the eyes of a child, but I'm pretty sure their stories will blow me away. How do you define courage and what are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #hike  #hiking  #love 
"Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said. "As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells... and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower... both strange and familiar." - Cornelia Funke, Inkspell

How true. I wrote the book in the pic above in 2015. It took me a year, traveling from India to Germany, Myanmar and Singapore to get interviews done. In the meantime, several of the survivors of child sexual abuse whom I had interviewed for the book had made great strides in their healing journeys. One broke up with her long-term partner and embarked on a new career, her first love, as a singer. Another's applying to art school and making a name for herself as a tattoo artist. Yet another got divorced and is doing freelance work all over her country. Shout out to the @bledstrategicforum for hosting this book reading, my 8th after the next one scheduled for 22 August in Hamburg hosted by Die ZEIT Foundation. Do DM me if you are planning to be in Hamburg or Bled. #projectbeauty #everychildmatters❤️ #children #love #lovemywork #books #bookstagram #DoGood #socialgood #toptags #child #childsexualabuse #library
"Isn't it odd how much fatter a book gets when you've read it several times?" Mo had said. "As if something were left between the pages every time you read it. Feelings, thoughts, sounds, smells... and then, when you look at the book again many years later, you find yourself there, too, a slightly younger self, slightly different, as if the book had preserved you like a pressed flower... both strange and familiar." - Cornelia Funke, Inkspell How true. I wrote the book in the pic above in 2015. It took me a year, traveling from India to Germany, Myanmar and Singapore to get interviews done. In the meantime, several of the survivors of child sexual abuse whom I had interviewed for the book had made great strides in their healing journeys. One broke up with her long-term partner and embarked on a new career, her first love, as a singer. Another's applying to art school and making a name for herself as a tattoo artist. Yet another got divorced and is doing freelance work all over her country. Shout out to the @bledstrategicforum for hosting this book reading, my 8th after the next one scheduled for 22 August in Hamburg hosted by Die ZEIT Foundation. Do DM me if you are planning to be in Hamburg or Bled. #projectbeauty  #everychildmatters ❤️ #children  #love  #lovemywork  #books  #bookstagram  #DoGood  #socialgood  #toptags  #child  #childsexualabuse  #library 
"... there's a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out." - Rob Schultheis, Fool's Gold: Lives, Loves, and Misadventures in the Four Corners Country

The weekend is upon us again, IG fam! Am excited for what it will bring. I'm thankful for the quiet time with those I care about, and to be outside again. Not long now before I embark on my next round-the-world venture for the remainder of this month: to Nairobi to work with @emaloba again, then to Hamburg and Berlin, then Singapore and Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Back in September! What are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #love
"... there's a silent voice in the wilderness that we hear only when no one else is around. When you go far, far beyond, out across the netherlands of the Known, the din of human static slowly fades away, over and out." - Rob Schultheis, Fool's Gold: Lives, Loves, and Misadventures in the Four Corners Country The weekend is upon us again, IG fam! Am excited for what it will bring. I'm thankful for the quiet time with those I care about, and to be outside again. Not long now before I embark on my next round-the-world venture for the remainder of this month: to Nairobi to work with @emaloba again, then to Hamburg and Berlin, then Singapore and Nusa Tenggara in Indonesia. Back in September! What are you up to this weekend? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #love 
"We can all find solace in a single raindrop if we look hard enough." - Anthony T. Hincks

I'm overjoyed that it finally rained this morning. Not the it-rained-for-only-10-minutes-why-did-I-bother-taking-out-my-umbrella but a nice, solid downpour, the stuff of monsoon dreams. TGIF, folks! What are you grateful for today? #projectbeauty #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #love #grateful
"We can all find solace in a single raindrop if we look hard enough." - Anthony T. Hincks I'm overjoyed that it finally rained this morning. Not the it-rained-for-only-10-minutes-why-did-I-bother-taking-out-my-umbrella but a nice, solid downpour, the stuff of monsoon dreams. TGIF, folks! What are you grateful for today? #projectbeauty  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #love  #grateful 
"The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day." - Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard

Another great book. Am back in my beloved Steamboat Springs, y'all! And nothing like a brisk walk along Butcher Knife creek mid-morning after a flurry of emails and phone calls. What are you up to today? Photo credit: Katherine Z. #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #love #lovemywork
"The secret of the mountain is that the mountains simply exist, as I do myself: the mountains exist simply, which I do not. The mountains have no "meaning," they are meaning; the mountains are. The sun is round. I ring with life, and the mountains ring, and when I can hear it, there is a ringing that we share. I understand all this, not in my mind but in my heart, knowing how meaningless it is to try to capture what cannot be expressed, knowing that mere words will remain when I read it all again, another day." - Peter Matthiessen, The Snow Leopard Another great book. Am back in my beloved Steamboat Springs, y'all! And nothing like a brisk walk along Butcher Knife creek mid-morning after a flurry of emails and phone calls. What are you up to today? Photo credit: Katherine Z. #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #love  #lovemywork 
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." - Milan Kundera

Amen. Which are your favorite memories with your dogs out in the wilderness? So grateful to be living in Colorado. Enjoying the busy-ness and variety which NYC offers at the moment, back in my beloved Steamboat Springs tomorrow! #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #dog #dogs
"Dogs are our link to paradise. They don't know evil or jealousy or discontent. To sit with a dog on a hillside on a glorious afternoon is to be back in Eden, where doing nothing was not boring - it was peace." - Milan Kundera Amen. Which are your favorite memories with your dogs out in the wilderness? So grateful to be living in Colorado. Enjoying the busy-ness and variety which NYC offers at the moment, back in my beloved Steamboat Springs tomorrow! #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #dog  #dogs 
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches

Amen. Today is World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Join us in this week-long campaign as we talk about human and child trafficking, and what you can do to help. Check out the link in bio for more details. Also, follow me on Twitter @eirliani and @GLAC2018 as I take over the latter account this week. What will you do today? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty @top.tags #toptags #everychildmatters❤️ #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #love #lovemywork
"Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that." - Martin Luther King Jr., A Testament of Hope: The Essential Writings and Speeches Amen. Today is World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Join us in this week-long campaign as we talk about human and child trafficking, and what you can do to help. Check out the link in bio for more details. Also, follow me on Twitter @eirliani and @GLAC2018 as I take over the latter account this week. What will you do today? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry. #projectbeauty  @top.tags #toptags  #everychildmatters ❤️ #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #love  #lovemywork 
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." - Erol Ozan

How true. I believe in serendipity, that things happen because they are meant to be. Throwback to when @ruta_pics and I were out training in the Canadian Arctic. We had to consult the map and our devices quite a bit as the landmark doesn't have many variations: just a bewildering flat whiteness. I enjoy exploring the outdoors. This time last year, I was happily climbing a different volcano every weekend in Indonesia. How are you spending your weekend? #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #love
"Some beautiful paths can't be discovered without getting lost." - Erol Ozan How true. I believe in serendipity, that things happen because they are meant to be. Throwback to when @ruta_pics and I were out training in the Canadian Arctic. We had to consult the map and our devices quite a bit as the landmark doesn't have many variations: just a bewildering flat whiteness. I enjoy exploring the outdoors. This time last year, I was happily climbing a different volcano every weekend in Indonesia. How are you spending your weekend? #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #love 
"The world is endlessly fascinating to those who take the time to look." - Marty Rubin

How true. Am off to NYC on Monday for work which is also the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Join me and my fellow activist friends on Twitter @eirliani and @GLAC2018 as I take over the latter account for the entire week! We will be discussing the various forms of trafficking, how the $150 billion industry is coercing more women, boys and girls into the trade, and what you can do to help. Let's make this world a better place. Thank you to @SnowCalmth for drawing my attention to the plight of trafficked boys. Come, join in the fight!  #projectbeauty #everychildmatters❤️ #children #love #lovemywork #girl #girls #photography #photo @top.tags #photos #toptags #photographyeveryday #ig_shutterbugs #photographer #pic #pictures #photoart #photography #snapshot #instaphotography #photographylovers #instagood #picoftheday #photooftheday #childsexualabuse #childtrafficking #worlddayagainsttraffickinginpersons
"The world is endlessly fascinating to those who take the time to look." - Marty Rubin How true. Am off to NYC on Monday for work which is also the World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Join me and my fellow activist friends on Twitter @eirliani and @GLAC2018 as I take over the latter account for the entire week! We will be discussing the various forms of trafficking, how the $150 billion industry is coercing more women, boys and girls into the trade, and what you can do to help. Let's make this world a better place. Thank you to @SnowCalmth for drawing my attention to the plight of trafficked boys. Come, join in the fight! #projectbeauty  #everychildmatters ❤️ #children  #love  #lovemywork  #girl  #girls  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #photos  #toptags  #photographyeveryday  #ig_shutterbugs  #photographer  #pic  #pictures  #photoart  #photography  #snapshot  #instaphotography  #photographylovers  #instagood  #picoftheday  #photooftheday  #childsexualabuse  #childtrafficking  #worlddayagainsttraffickinginpersons 
"I drive a beat-up Mercury Cougar, with the windows down and the music up. I seek my identity in toughness - but it is Morrie's softness that draws me, and because he doesn't look at me as a kid trying to be something more than I am, I relax." - Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie

This is one of my favourite books. I had given it to my gf Grace as she was coping with brain cancer. But she was a tough Irish lass: "Call a spade a spade, Lin. I hate it when people whitewash things. I'm not going to get better." She was one of the toughest people I knew. She died of brain cancer at the age of 34 in 2011. I always think of her whenever I come across this book as it's about a young man meeting his mentor every Tuesday as the latter was dying. Here in Colorado, surrounded by people who are professional athletes and Olympians, I have to constantly remind myself not to compare, that I have come far, from a childhood when my parents frowned upon my participation in sports, especially swimming. And also because of my childhood, I used to have an armour, and not let people in, preferring to be quiet, to toughen things out. But I am grateful that that's not quite the case anymore, that I especially don't have to be guarded around those I care about. And am really contented where I am right now. How do you define being "tough"? Do you have someone whom you admire with this quality? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry #projectbeauty #adventure #action #sports #actionsports #actionshots #adrenalinejunkie #adrenalinemoment #adrenaline #adrenalinelife #sports #sportlife #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #skiing #ForceofNature #Canada #Arctic #antarctica #StokeYourAdventure #manic4life #toptags #adventure #love #BeAlwaysGrateful #grateful
"I drive a beat-up Mercury Cougar, with the windows down and the music up. I seek my identity in toughness - but it is Morrie's softness that draws me, and because he doesn't look at me as a kid trying to be something more than I am, I relax." - Mitch Albom, Tuesdays with Morrie This is one of my favourite books. I had given it to my gf Grace as she was coping with brain cancer. But she was a tough Irish lass: "Call a spade a spade, Lin. I hate it when people whitewash things. I'm not going to get better." She was one of the toughest people I knew. She died of brain cancer at the age of 34 in 2011. I always think of her whenever I come across this book as it's about a young man meeting his mentor every Tuesday as the latter was dying. Here in Colorado, surrounded by people who are professional athletes and Olympians, I have to constantly remind myself not to compare, that I have come far, from a childhood when my parents frowned upon my participation in sports, especially swimming. And also because of my childhood, I used to have an armour, and not let people in, preferring to be quiet, to toughen things out. But I am grateful that that's not quite the case anymore, that I especially don't have to be guarded around those I care about. And am really contented where I am right now. How do you define being "tough"? Do you have someone whom you admire with this quality? Photo credit: @sarahmcnairlandry #projectbeauty  #adventure  #action  #sports  #actionsports  #actionshots  #adrenalinejunkie  #adrenalinemoment  #adrenaline  #adrenalinelife  #sports  #sportlife  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #skiing  #ForceofNature  #Canada  #Arctic  #antarctica  #StokeYourAdventure  #manic4life  #toptags  #adventure  #love  #BeAlwaysGrateful  #grateful 
"Promise Yourself

To be so strong that nothing
can disturb your peace of mind.
To talk health, happiness, and prosperity
to every person you meet.

To make all your friends feel
that there is something in them
To look at the sunny side of everything
and make your optimism come true.

To think only the best, to work only for the best,
and to expect only the best.
To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others
as you are about your own.

To forget the mistakes of the past
and press on to the greater achievements of the future.
To wear a cheerful countenance at all times
and give every living creature you meet a smile." - Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them

So true. My heart is singing and I'm grateful for all that has happened in my life, the good and the bad, both, and the people in my life now who are such a force for good and bring such joy to me. You know who you are. And I thank you for being you. What are you grateful for? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #wildflowers #flowers
"Promise Yourself To be so strong that nothing can disturb your peace of mind. To talk health, happiness, and prosperity to every person you meet. To make all your friends feel that there is something in them To look at the sunny side of everything and make your optimism come true. To think only the best, to work only for the best, and to expect only the best. To be just as enthusiastic about the success of others as you are about your own. To forget the mistakes of the past and press on to the greater achievements of the future. To wear a cheerful countenance at all times and give every living creature you meet a smile." - Christian D. Larson, Your Forces and How to Use Them So true. My heart is singing and I'm grateful for all that has happened in my life, the good and the bad, both, and the people in my life now who are such a force for good and bring such joy to me. You know who you are. And I thank you for being you. What are you grateful for? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #wildflowers  #flowers 
"When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully.

When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light.

When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway... At all times, dare to be!" - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free

Amen! This. My activist friends and I in Nairobi, Kenya, all of us striving to tackle the scourge of human trafficking including child sex trafficking. Join us as we launch a week-long campaign next week from Monday, 30 July as we commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Shout out to my IG fam @cheryl8angela, @elsamarie_ds, @leatortilla123 and @kevinrundblad for joining me in this endeavor! Please follow me on Twitter @eirliani as I'll be taking over the German technical cooperation agency GIZ's Global Leadership Academy handle @GLAC2018. Let's do this and increase awareness on the issue of trafficking and how it's affecting our respective countries, including here in the US. #projectbeauty #travel #traveling #children #childtrafficking #everychildmatters❤️ #childhood #toptags #DoGood #socialgood #UnveilHumanTrafficking #photography #photo @top.tags #portraitphotography #portrait
"When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it. When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway... At all times, dare to be!" - Steve Maraboli, Life, the Truth, and Being Free Amen! This. My activist friends and I in Nairobi, Kenya, all of us striving to tackle the scourge of human trafficking including child sex trafficking. Join us as we launch a week-long campaign next week from Monday, 30 July as we commemorate World Day against Trafficking in Persons. Shout out to my IG fam @cheryl8angela, @elsamarie_ds, @leatortilla123 and @kevinrundblad for joining me in this endeavor! Please follow me on Twitter @eirliani as I'll be taking over the German technical cooperation agency GIZ's Global Leadership Academy handle @GLAC2018. Let's do this and increase awareness on the issue of trafficking and how it's affecting our respective countries, including here in the US. #projectbeauty  #travel  #traveling  #children  #childtrafficking  #everychildmatters ❤️ #childhood  #toptags  #DoGood  #socialgood  #UnveilHumanTrafficking  #photography  #photo  @top.tags #portraitphotography  #portrait 
"We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others - our parents, for instance - and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live. - Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism: Expanded Paperback Edition

How true. I hiked up Emerald mountain again this morning, deep in conversation with a gf who is slowly learning to let her past go. She shed some tears about what it means to let go of her attachment to her family, to finally be free. But the quote above holds true: long after we have moved on, there are still silent conversations going on in our heads about what ifs, what could have beens. Or it could be positive too: throwbacks to nourishing childhood memories of learning about flora and fauna, taught by one's parents as a child. The importance of the whole, and our tiny place in it. It's interesting how our identity can be a nebulous thing, changing as we grow, and as we move from place to place. What are your thoughts on the quote above? #projectbeauty #mountain #mountains @top.tags #toptags #mountainview #mountainlife #mountaineering #mountaintop #mountainclimbing #mountaineers #mountaingirls #mountaineer #mountainliving #mountainworld #mountainhigh #mountainlove #mountaingirl #mountainporn #mountainclimbers #rockclimbing #climbing #bouldering #girlswhoclimb #climblikeagirl #explorer_girl #love
"We define our identity always in dialogue with, sometimes in struggle against, the things our significant others want to see in us. Even after we outgrow some of these others - our parents, for instance - and they disappear from our lives, the conversation with them continues within us as long as we live. - Charles Taylor, Multiculturalism: Expanded Paperback Edition How true. I hiked up Emerald mountain again this morning, deep in conversation with a gf who is slowly learning to let her past go. She shed some tears about what it means to let go of her attachment to her family, to finally be free. But the quote above holds true: long after we have moved on, there are still silent conversations going on in our heads about what ifs, what could have beens. Or it could be positive too: throwbacks to nourishing childhood memories of learning about flora and fauna, taught by one's parents as a child. The importance of the whole, and our tiny place in it. It's interesting how our identity can be a nebulous thing, changing as we grow, and as we move from place to place. What are your thoughts on the quote above? #projectbeauty  #mountain  #mountains  @top.tags #toptags  #mountainview  #mountainlife  #mountaineering  #mountaintop  #mountainclimbing  #mountaineers  #mountaingirls  #mountaineer  #mountainliving  #mountainworld  #mountainhigh  #mountainlove  #mountaingirl  #mountainporn  #mountainclimbers  #rockclimbing  #climbing  #bouldering  #girlswhoclimb  #climblikeagirl  #explorer_girl  #love