The most important investment you can make is in yourself.
My mom taught me that one. I remember when my parents were in school and we were living in married student housing at BYUH. She would take us to the field at night. Put us in the middle with a mat and some gummy worms. We’d look at the stars and she would run laps, or walk the edge of the field. I’d watch for her under each orange light she would pass under. As a mother myself now, I see the benefits of self care and making sure I’m learning and progressing. Sometimes I get the opportunity to share my experience as a parent (which is funny because I don’t know very much). A struggling dad asked me how to balance all of it and how did I not loose my self in the caring of all my little ones. I told him what I said above, as I watched my 4 month old baby dying of a brain tumor infront of me, that it became apparent that I have to continue developing myself, pursuing my interests and being a whole person. My life doesn’t get embodied into the little bodies I created. Guard your time together as husband and wife. Boundaries. And make sure you have friends at the same level of life you’re at, to share the burden/joy of parenthood. That’s my two cents. Happy Aloha Friday!! 🍍🌺
Whatever these Sperm Whales are talking about, it certainly ain't the news at 5. This incredible moment was filmed off the Coast of Dominica under special government permits courtesy of Professional Underwater Wildlife Phorographer and Filmmaker, Jeffrey Honda @jeffreyhondaphotography - This was one of the most AMAZING moments that I have had in this life! While swimming with these 3 young females, a large male the size of a school bus came out of the blue to join them. The clicking sound you hear is their “coda,” which is their form of communication. I could feel something scanning me and was confused how I could feel that from the females. You can hear my surprise when I figure out that it was the male joining us that was clicking. This male also decides to bellow out a nice cry as the group converges in front of me. I have never seen or heard footage of a sperm whale doing this before. A sperm whale can click at 236dB. It is the loudest animal on the planet. Scientists believe that they can hear each other from thousands of miles away. They can destroy the human ear and they can literally vibrate a person to death. They also have the largest brain of any animal on the planet. Since I was 7 years old it has been a dream to dive with the largest predator on the planet. Every time I get in the water with these giants, it’s a dream come true! This footage was taken under Dominican government permit.
The sperm whale (Physeter macrocephalus) or cachalot /ˈkæʃəˌlɒt, ˈkæʃəˌloʊ/ is the largest of the toothed whales and the largest toothed predator. It is the only living member of genus Physeter and one of three extant species in the sperm whale family, along with the pygmy sperm whale and dwarf sperm whale of the genus Kogia. Adult males who are not breeding live solitary lives, whereas females and juvenile males live together in groups. The main driving force for the sexual segregation of adult sperm whales is scramble competition for mesopelagic squid. Females and their young remain in groups, while mature males leave their "natal unit" somewhere between 4 and 21 years of age.
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