‘inspiration’

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 50: Glass is Half-Full

As we hit the half-way marker for my 100 day writing challenge, I want to reflect on some things I have experienced.  While I am not where I’d like to be fitness-wise or professionally, I am hopeful that my physical location and momentum to write will help inspire good choices…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 41: A Fond Farewell

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 41: A Fond Farewell

I had my last official shift at the Wildlife Refuge, and even though I’m going back for Book Club and Naturalist Training next week,  I felt like it was sort of a “last chance” kind of day.  It really was a crummy day on the refuge with rain squalls, but…

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 40: Haiku

100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 40: Haiku

I have some homework I need to do for my Naturalist training that I am avoiding because of all the rain we’ve been having.  I need to do a sit spot, but sitting still for even just 20 minutes is similar to yoga, and we all know how I feel…

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…