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100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 39: Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 39: Looking for Four-Leaf Clovers

As a Wildlife Refuge Naturalist, I get to rove the trails at the refuge, and point out interesting things to visitors.  It’s easy to recognize the eagles as they soar above.  And in the rare instance that a deer has crossed my path, I have taken notice.  But, I sometimes…

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…

Why Zoos Matter Special Series: Documentary vs Zoo

Why Zoos Matter Special Series: Documentary vs Zoo

An increasingly popular argument against zoos is emerging from the animal rights’ front.  That argument is stating that zoos are becoming obsolete because everything we need to learn about wildlife and conservation can be taught through the internet and documentaries.  That seeing animals in a zoo setting is not like…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 18: Networking and Self-Promotion

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 18: Networking and Self-Promotion

I am probably the world’s worst salesperson.  I swear.  My sister?  She could have sold ice to an Inuit.  My dad is a world class businessman who networks like nobody’s business, to the point where we can be on vacation and he will make a potential professional acquaintance.  My mom…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 17: Basics of Operant Conditioning

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 17: Basics of Operant Conditioning

As a member of the AAZK (American Association of Zookeepers), I have access to a several great webinars on various topics associated with zookeeping.  Considering that my fitness book is based on principles of zookeeping with a focus on operant conditioning, I decided to look into the course titled “the…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 15: GainingConfidence

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 15: GainingConfidence

Today I wasted an hour on a webinar that was only trying to sell me a service.  I took it because I thought the seminar would talk more about gaining confidence, but instead it was about how lack of confidence holds you down and why you should spend $150 to…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day

Most couples celebrate February 14 as Valentine’s Day and surprise each other with chocolates, flowers, and expensive dinners.  While I understand this particular “holiday” is to celebrate love, I tend to call it Happy Heart Day, and do things that feel good for the heart, mind, and soul.

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 7: Taking my own advice

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 7: Taking my own advice

I am feeling incredibly down in the dumps.  I mean, lower than normal.  I’ve been tracking my weight for the last week or so and I have actually returned to my weight when I first got into fitness.  Since this summer, I have gained 25 pounds.  I don’t know exactly…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 6: Experiencing Nature 101

Today I volunteered at the Wildlife Refuge, something I regularly do on Saturday mornings since Chris is usually at his open studio.  While at the refuge, I started reading a book called “Bird Watching for Dummies”.  It was a quick read, but maybe not the perfect one for me to…