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Diving with the Go Pro

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Today as I am preparing for Father's Day weekend and singing at church, my mind can't help but race towards scuba diving and photography. It's going to be a fun busy summer for me. Between Me and a Tree (my skincare company) and studying corals, I will be doing something every day. No time for boredom, that's for sure!  I am excited and looking forward to getting in the water! It's almost summer here in South Florida, and if you don't get in the water- you'll likely be too hot! Most will stay inside until after six or seven at night...

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Coral Reef Conservation - How You Can Help

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I am studying to become a Master Scuba Diver with a focus on the Eco-environment. I am proud of it because I am petrified of sharks. Yep. I admit it. Thank you JAWS for scaring the crap out of everyone!  Still. Even if just a Hollywood Film, sharks are big and have crazy ragged teeth. So why on earth would I decide to get into diving then you ask? Well, it's simple. I have always loved nature. From the forest animals to the ocean, to microscopic life. I have always enjoyed seeing the beauty of creation. I guess it's the...

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What Have You Done For Me Lately? - The Ocean

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I have been getting more and more fascinated and involved with ocean conservation and coral reef research. I am also learning how I can help to save endangered or near endangered fish species. I am in training right now to become an Underwater Naturalist and Master Scuba Diver. So far, I have learned quite a bit and am enjoying scuba diving experiences and training with and around aquatic life. I will admit glowingly, this is one of the most exciting endeavors I have ever embarked upon. At Me and a Tree Inc, we decided we wanted to go beyond our...

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Summer, Sunscreens & Eco Living in South Florida With Me & a Tree Skincare

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Summer, Sunscreens & Eco Living in South Florida With Me & a Tree Skincare

Boy-o-boy! I can't wait to get into the South Florida water to go snorkeling. Not however, before putting on my eco-friendly biodegradable vegan Me and a Tree sunscreen 30 minutes before entering the water though. Yes, timing is very important. Did you know that most sunscreens wash off into the water because people put them on right before they enter the water? Seems appropriate, doesn't it? Surprise! Guess what? That will get ya burnt in no time! When I tested out my formulation for our Me and a Tree Reef Safe Sunscreen while skin diving in Mexico last summer, I learned about...

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The C Word & Hope (Things We Cherish & Love)

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What do you cherish and love? I can name about five things off the top of my head. My husband, my cats, the ocean, making natural products, and music. Not necessarily in that order. Some things just give me a smile deep in my heart. My cat Butterball was one of those cherished souls who side-swiped me and stole my heart early on (15 years ago to be exact). My cat was adorable. He had clumsy big rabbit hind feet that always seemed to be in front of his front paw.  His half-closed eyes that would slowly blink when I...

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