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I am a self-proclaimed soap boxer and disruptor. I am the person who stands on the box in the middle of the crowd screaming at all that pass by. I am the one who points out patterns and forces them to be disrupted and shake to move them and create new.

I do this all with passion and fire. It is often met by blank stares or tomato in my face. I still scream loudly in hopes someone will get the point, the point that we are doing stuff really, really, wrong. I am the canary in the coal mine, but I do not die I keep fighting to change things, mostly your mind, to get you to help the future. What all my yelling and screaming has brought to me, a sad heart and a lot of tomato paste. I have tried another route, love and light and good intentions and positive thinking. What has that got me? Angry, sad and an ocean filled with more plastic than fish. Whales and sharks dying with plastic bellies because they have starved or suffocated from the damage humanity has done. Now don’t get me wrong, I am a part of the problem as well. There is no high horse here; I too have caused the problem. I just recognize I have got to do better and clean this mess up. What I am proposing is a blend of soap boxing, good intention, disruption and action. We need a positive outlook, but we need to yell at the storm and change its direction with the power of our words, art and by doing it. This has been what my new turn of the tide is about; a blend of soap boxing, disrupting, positive outlook and action. How do we change this damage and change this fast? I want to see all those places I saw on TV and in books. I want my children to see them, but I have come to the conclusion that neither of us may. So how do we save what is left. We speak with passion, get off the soap box and look as many people in the face as we can. We show them the work we must do. We disrupt the pattern of ignorance, fear, mediocrity and lies. Then we roll up our sleeves and get this shit done. I may not have become a marine biologist, but I still worship the ocean and all she gives me. What I did become is a strong spiritual coach and spiritual being that will fight for this place, I will not go down! I will keep getting up and speaking for what is right, I will disrupt and yell and see all the places that are left and heal what can be healed.

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We stand on the edge of the most powerful moment in our life. This is the moment when life truly comes rushing towards us, what will we do?

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