We had the good fortune of connecting with Keith Quinata and we’ve shared our conversation below.
Hi Keith, what are you inspired by?
I find inspiration through many different things than I can count on, to be honest. Family, nature, and faith are just a few that I could name right now. However, if I were to choose one example of what inspires me? Nature! Its magnificence is both calming and captivating. Nature exemplifies this type of ever-changing environment that resonates strongly with my entire being. For example, I enjoy hiking because even when you’re standing still in the middle of a forest or jungle, everything around you is very much alive and amplified. Inhaling and exhaling in sync with nature and everything around is a humbling experience. It reminds me that everything is interconnected and that we should always look at the bigger picture of life rather than worry about the little things.
Can you open up a bit about your work?
I am the creator & founder of the environmental movement “Envitalyfe.” And I always get overexcited simply because not only do I believe in its mission but because of what it represents. The Envitalyfe direction is entirely different, and that’s what excites me about this movement. We are a genuinely personable platform addressing the environmental issues we face collectively through your lens! The world’s lens. Envitalyfe concentrates on collaboration and focuses on amplifying our communities’ voices, developing educational structure, and highlighting an individual passion for protecting our environment. As part of such an endeavor, there is nothing more inspiring than hearing, witnessing, and sharing that passion in real-time. We have an ongoing podcast that everyone can tune in and listen to called Envitalyfe. I feature new guests, talk about environmental issues our local communities face and global issues. It’s pretty soulful and informative, with some engaging conversations and uplifting messages. To be honest, I’ve always had a deep respect for nature and believe that we’re all stewards for its protection. Nature continues to be my safe retreat, provides me solitude, and rejuvenates my spirit. I do my best to mirror its resilience, and it has taught me that life is much more than sunrise and sunset. Nature has given me new appreciations of life in every encounter of every second. I can’t overemphasize enough how much the world is interconnected. But I want to make it known that Envitalyfe is seeking to positively impact our daily lives that will have a ripple effect upon the rest of the world.
Let’s say your best friend was visiting the area and you wanted to show them the best time ever. Where would you take them? Give us a little itinerary – say it was a week long trip, where would you eat, drink, visit, hang out, etc.
I am still relatively new to the area myself, but I would most definitely begin and end the day/week on the beach. So, it would be fun to include some paddle-boarding, biking, and other outdoor activities if it were a week-long trip.
The Shoutout series is all about recognizing that our success and where we are in life is at least somewhat thanks to the efforts, support, mentorship, love and encouragement of others. So is there someone that you want to dedicate your shoutout to?
To everyone & anyone who has helped me through this journey, thank you.