There is an incredible amount of passion residing within me. It seems obvious that I would have such strong infatuation for animals and nature, given my career of choice. Growing up, I jumped at every opportunity to increase my knowledge and experience with wildlife and their environments. As my admiration for nature grew, so did a third, very prominent obsession: conservation. The more I learned about my favorite animals, and the more I studied nature, the more I wanted to do everything in my power to protect both. More than one person can relate to this story, I’m sure. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 100: Awakening the Passion for Conservation and Fitness
Celebrating Mother’s Day at Deception Pass could have been hit or miss. How many moms out there would say “You know what I want to do on a day celebrating ME? Go visit the tide pools at Rosario Beach!” I mean, that’s what I would think to be a great way to celebrate Mother’s Day, but I’m not actually a mom, so… Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit: Mother’s Day Part 2- Maiden of the Pass
I would love to share this completely heart-warming story of how this Mother’s Day I celebrated and honored my mom with brunch and a walk through a garden, but my mom is celebrating Mother’s Day in Europe, far far away from her daughter, and spending all my inheritance. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 97: Happy Mother’s Day
Last year, I read an eye-opening book that helped develop EarthFit in such a way that I couldn’t believe I hadn’t incorporated the ideas before. That book was “The Nature Principle” by Richard Louv, and it was partly a follow-up to “Last Child In the Woods” and part follow up to the environmental/health movement he started with the coined phrase “Nature Deficit Disorder”. To me, the book engulfed the very idea of EarthFit and answered a very interesting “What if” question- “What if I told you that appreciating nature and getting outdoors would increase your overall health and well-being?” Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 90: Nature Deficit Disorder
I had two opportunities to be involved in new fitness programs for children, and I was pleasantly surprised that I enjoyed both of them tremendously, for different reasons. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 88: Child’s Play Not So Simple
Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony. I had bought several seed packets of various spices, but also kale, green bell peppers, and of course, zucchini, because you can never go wrong with zucchini.
By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous. I had divided them into several larger pots, purchased plant food and kept my fingers crossed that I would soon be enjoying the fruits of my labor. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees
It’s a long drive from Whidbey Island to Portland, Oregon. And even in a Prius, it’s not the most environmentally friendly way to spend the one day out of the year dedicated to conserving resources and doing your part to protect the planet. But this year was not your typical Earth Day, and I was on my way to fulfill a few promises. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 82: Not Your Typical Earth Day
My husband and I have been on the island for nearly a month, but we haven’t had much opportunity to actually see some of the sights. We’ve been to Greenbank Farm, Deception Pass, and Ebey’s Landing on previous visits, but somehow we felt it would be different to experience some of these places as residents. So, we decided it was time to go exploring our new neighborhood, as the new kids in town. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 78: Exploring Our New Neighborhood
What does religion have to do with conservation OR fitness? What interest could EarthFit have in discussing theological theories with others? It does seem to be an odd relation, but I saw it immediately when I heard there was going to be a Pub Talk (a public speaker at a winery/brew house) entitled “Is God Green?”. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 74: Is God Green?
One of my favorite workouts we started in Oregon was the Nature Trail Workouts. There were two great trails that provided nice challenges Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 70: Get Lost!