Embracing Nature’s Reality

My call to focus on nature’s needs came in the PNW

Berna A.
ILLUMINATION

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A typical PNW landscape at sunset — photo by Author

For more than two decades, I thrived in the urban jungle of New York City, immersed in the world of corporate consulting. But one day, during the pandemic, I decided it was time for a radical change. I traded the concrete canyons for the majestic landscapes of the Pacific Northwest (PNW). This change marks the beginning of an exhilarating adventure that transformed not only my surroundings but also my very essence.

My passion for nature was already deeply rooted before I made the move to the PNW. If you’ve read any of my previous works, you know my love for the ocean, ocean-friendly practices, minimalism, and low-impact living have long been my guiding principles.

Relocating to the PNW opened my eyes to a new dimension of living IN nature, not merely appreciating it from a distance. It was an awakening to the beauty and fragility of nature and an irresistible call to protect and celebrate the environment that had become my newfound playground.

Perhaps it was because here, I became a spectator to the most fantastic wildlife performances. Orcas, the ocean’s nurturing rulers, dance through the waters. Eagles display their aerial acrobatics with unwavering grace, while the herons hunt with the precision of skilled snipers. Coyotes serenade…

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Berna A.
ILLUMINATION

Ocean Actionist. Circular Economy Consultant. Sustainability, Business, and Nature Speaker. Nature Photographer.