Growing up global I've learned secrets and advice from wise elders, shamans, seers, psychics, and chiefs from many ancient cultures. Although they have never left their village, jungle,or island, or seen a TV, they all say the same thing: "water is the most important element of earth to protect, all life depends on water, and the next world war could be over water." I ask you to protect and persevere water not just because it's my playground, but because it's our life source. Happy #WorldWaterDay! @hisarahlee
TONIGHT Celebrate World Water Day and female surfers at @thebungalowsm starting at 6 PM, film at 7PM. Join the Surfrider Foundation and co-host @kealakennelly for a benefit screening of IT AIN'T PRETTY, a new documentary that celebrates female surfers on a mission to break the big wave ceiling. This free screening will be followed by a Q&A panel with local female big wave chargers. A portion of food and drink proceeds will go to the Surfrider Foundation West LA / Malibu Chapter. See ya there! #WorldWaterDay
Today I was interviewed by world renowned athlete @gabbyreece and legendary author @neil_strauss in a 220° sauna for their podcast @thetruthbarrel...wait until you hear what happened! I'll let you know when it hits iTunes! Good thing I brought an extra bikini for Neil or he would have been naked on top! Jokes aside they are incredible people and I'm honored to be included in this ever growing ohana of #gamechangers! #alisonsadventures#thetruthbarrel
Aloha California! Excited to surf some teeny weeny waves and join @gabbyreece & @neil_strauss in a 220 degree barrel sauna in Malibu to be interviewed for their podcast @thetruthbarrel where I will reveal my next massive mission to change the world and probably some deep life lessons as I've heard they know how to "put on the heat!" I'll let you know when it's up on iTunes! For now I'll keep you updated on my Instagram story! Wish me luck! ♀️#PrayForSurf#TheTruthBarrel#AlisonsAdventures ~ @hisarahlee
The rugged yet classy majesty of the Maroon Bells make me marvel every time I come to Aspen. Mountains ground me and the ocean reminds me to go with the flow. All answers to life can be found in nature if we dare to journey even a few feet off the beaten path where the winds sing soul food. As the world floods with yoga studios and vegan organic non gmo gluten free cool cafes with deep sayings on the menus, I turn to the wilderness to integrate inspiration and health into my body. I don't devalue yoga and healthy eating, yet I encourage you to keep the balance in this busy, materialistic world and if you feel like you are seeking answers or a deeper sense of life purpose I suggest walking or skipping outside into nature, letting the sun hit your face and soaking up earth's elements as life fuel - and then heading to your favorite cafe for a coconut milk maca matcha bee pollen kale flax seed late ;) ~ @hisarahlee
Growing up global surviving off coconuts and the kindness of tribes, I never in my wildest dreams thought that I would have a home in Hawaii AND Aspen - both birthed from a wild idea in my MacGyver papa's mind and built almost 100% sustainable with our bare hands, feet, and the loving support of friends. Sitting here under a crisp Colorado starry night I have nothing but gratitude and astonishment. Firelight, good tunes, and a natural hot tub is icing on the cake of this wild journey creating the masterpiece that will offer the first real walls I've ever had:) The process has taken decades and is a true testament to the fact that no money and extreme perseverance and vision manifests miracles #wow#gratitude@hisarahlee
Can you guess who this is? I was going through more of my papa's slide scans last night and my jaw dropped when I saw this! I guess the coconut doesn't fall far from the tree...♀️ My parents were ski pioneer legends doing first accents of some of the highest mountains in the world - apparently in style! It's good to be back in Colorado with them on the slopes as they ski circles around us youngsters!
Never loose your sense of adventure or passion for what you love! It will carry you through life and be the fountain of youth! #hotmama!
Wow! I can't believe how honored I am that the Carbondale Community School is putting on their Big Event annual play tomorrow on the subject of ocean plastic pollution -- and one of the star characters is "Alison Teal" played by the cutest mini me I've ever seen!:) ♀️
After weeks of watching my films as part of their curriculum, I surprised the kids today all the way from Hawaii and they couldn't believe it! Jaws on the floor! My life is complete, my heart is warmed!
If you are in the Aspen area come see it with me tomorrow or Thursday night at 6:30pm!
I was born in a blizzard on the floor of a log cabin in the Colorado Rockies. It's incredible to reconnect with my roots! I've found the best way to figure out how to move forward in life and make big life decisions is to step back to childhood when the most exciting thing in life was to stick out your tongue and catch a falling snowflake Close your eyes and remember that thing you did as a kid that would keep you occupied for hours to the point where you'd forget to eat, pee, or listen to the demands and judgments of others. That is where true happiness can be reborn. @hisarahlee
Aspen bound! Can't wait to connect with my Colorado roots, hit the slopes, and help my parental units build more of our cabin made of mud and straw!
I was born on the floor of a log cabin in the Rockies and was a skier, snowboarder, and pro snowman builder long before I became a born again surfer. ♀️ The mountains hold a special place in my in heart and I can wait to hug an Aspen tree and breath fresh altitude air! If you're in town let's team up for a run or hot cocoa!!?? photo by my papa @yoga_adventure
It's incredible to see women from all over the world coming together to keep this planet afloat!
As I've learned in survival and surfing it's not always grunt force that gets the job done, it's grace, determination, and steady progress forward. We have many more miles to swim, yet I see the light at the surface of love, equality, and unity! Who is a woman who inspires you and why? #happyinternationalwomensday@hisarahlee@jasminepenwarn
Dive into @adamskolnick's new book! It will leave you breathless! There are humans in this wild world that dive hundreds of feet below the sea with nothing but a wetsuit, fins, and a mask (I've been known to be one of them on a bit more tame level:) and one mistake could kill them. In "One Breath" Adam tells the fascinating true story of the tragic death of America's greatest free diver. He was kind enough to host a group of world changers at his home and this is what happens when creative people spend too much time together! He can run in fins, write AND dive! @aprilialove
After living in the boonies on several tropical islands for the past few months I suddenly feel like a rag doll in culture shock flung across the Pacific Ocean to the concrete jungle of LA. It reminds me how desensitized we are to everyday noise and air pollution - I jumped in shock this morning to the sound of a garbage truck and people looked at me funny. I'm not judging "city vs country life," but I hope to inspire you to become more aware of everyday influences on our human bodies that I think effect us more then we know. When people arrive in Hawaii for an adventure they often say "I just had to get out of the city" or "nothing was really wrong with my life but by the end of the day I couldn't function." Life shouldn't be about "powering through" no matter how you feel. What really matters? How much stuff do you really need? Why are we all running this race to the top of a social and economic mountain and not taking some breaths along the way to take in the view. I'm guilty of it as well but this week is teaching me that if I can't sit back for a moment in the day and listen to the wind, or the song of a bird, or crash of a wave, then it's hard to hear my inner voice that guides my life. #cultureshock@hisarahlee
Classic to be back in California frolicking with friends and having meetings to save our oceans. The youth of today are our leaders of tomorrow! My goal is to entertain and inspire them to care about our planet! #boardmeeting#edutainment#cultureshock@mustycarlos
Another scan of my papa's slides from my childhood adventures. When I was about 7 we set off on a camel safari across the Rajasthan desert in India. It was Aladdin on steroids! Pure magic, pure survival. .
A top a one humped camel, and wrapped in color scarves of sun protection, we journeyed for hours through sculpted sands and remote villages consisting of a single hut, and if we were lucky, a watering hole. Without water there is no life. Humans can live about four days without water. In winter camels can go 6-7 months without water (if eating plants with moisture). .
It was during this trip I came to understand the importance of protecting our waters. At each watering hole, which looked more like a wishing well with a bucket on a rope, we would pull up water, pump and purify it, and then put it in large black water bag strapped to the back of the camel which would solar heat for showers and keep it warm at night to drink. To the people of the desert, water was gold. .
As our world's water ways and oceans saturate with pollutants and plastics I can only wonder when people will begin to treat it as precious resource? Moral of this Arabian nights tale is to protect and conserve our liquid gold - and next life I'm coming back as a camel because I'll live a bit longer when water is depleted:) ~ #protectourwaters#survival#rajasthan#camelsafari#alisonsadventures#throwback by my papa @yoga_adventure
I've received messages asking about an affordable way to capture underwater photos. Check out the @pelican_life waterproof iphone case called the "Marine Case." It's a much cheaper option then a gopro or underwater camera housing and is also a rugged, slim everyday phone protector. We did a test shoot under Cloudbreak in Fiji and it worked like a charm! #pelicanlife@hisarahlee
Hiking through Volcano National park and these Oceanblue Morning Glory flowers are growing out of the desolate lava rock fields. Incredible planet we live on! Out of desolation, beauty can bloom. #volcano#iphone#nofilter
Visit any popular beach in Hawaii and the smell of chemical sunscreen saturates the sea breeze. Not only are most commonly used sunscreens bad for our skin and potentially cancer causing, but now studies show that coral reefs and tropical fish are dying from the toxins. Growing up in a Hawaiian fishing village I've watched it with my own eyes and it's incredibly sad AND hopefully reversible if we spread awareness and use natural sunscreens. I'm currently creating my next film on @rawelementsusa sunscreen to share why it's my go to adventure protection. Certified Organic ingredient, Eco-Safe, Reef-Safe, Leaping Bunny - Cruelty Free certified, Non-GMO Project Verified, NPA Certified Natural formula. Help me keep paradise alive for our future generations to enjoy! #protectwhatyoulove#naturalsunscreen#sunscreen#reefprotection@hisarahlee