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100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 37: What Color is Your Parachute?

Travelling back and forth between Whidbey Island and Oregon has given me a fair opportunity to catch up on some “reading”.  I’ve been listening to some interesting topics such as Animal Welfare, Goal Setting, and now, Job Hunting.  I listened to this book within 24 hours traveling to and from…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 36: Forest Fairy Locks

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 36: Forest Fairy Locks

Once upon a time, for that is how all stories worth reading begin, there was a magical place.  It held all the mysticism and wonder of every beautiful forest, waterfall, rainbow, and mountain on the earth.  Within the magical land, there was life and love and laughter.

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 35: The Magic of Nature

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 35: The Magic of Nature

Before I left home of South Carolina to pursue my career of working with animals, I would have considered myself a deeply spiritual person, and very much connected with the spirituality of Native Americans. I was also connected to the spiritual essence of animals.  I read tons of books on…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 34: All or Nothing

I recently finished a book called “Veganist” by Kathy Freston, and I felt the urge to share some of my insights while listening to the book.  The subtitle of “Veganist” is”Lose Weight, Get Healthy, and Change the World”.  Wow, it sounds like this book is right up my alley!  I…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 33: Wildlife Without Borders

I attended a presentation at the refuge about a special Fish and Wildlife Service program called “Wildlife Without Borders“.  It’s based on the idea that wildlife around the world don’t recognize countries’ borders, so we should all work collectively to protect natural areas and assist each other to promote conservation…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 32: Good Form, I Say

Visiting a great CrossFit box for a trial membership has been great for me to work on fitness goals that I just don’t have the equipment or facility to practice at times.  But more than anything, I’m really proud of myself for not bending to the pressure of competition or…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 31: Great Workout, Anytime

With my husband off to his figure drawing open studio and my late shift at the wildlife refuge, I decided to forego another CrossFit WOD for the day, and finished my trial membership at Anytime Fitness, just down the street from the Tualatin River National Wildlife Refuge.  

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 30: Take Time to Do Things Right

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 30: Take Time to Do Things Right

My husband and I got around to trying out a CrossFit box not too far from where we live that offers a free week trial.  Trial memberships are something I strongly advocate, as they help you see if the money you will be spending is worth your while.  CrossFit is…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 28: Positive Communication

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 28: Positive Communication

A discussion with my husband reminded me of this topic, and I figured this is as good as any day to talk about Positive Communication.  I am starting to become more and more frustrated with society due to our negative tendencies.  And I realized something significant about Animal Training and…