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?
My favorite musician is a Scottish-Irish Canadian who sings ballads and poetry with the most ethereal voice I’ve ever heard. I don’t use that word often, “ethereal”. In fact, I think the only time I’ve ever used that word is to describe my favorite music artist. Last night we had our third chance to see her in concert, and we got to spend another magical evening with Loreena McKennitt. Continue reading EarthFit Special- A Magical Evening With Loreena McKennitt
They say June 21 is the longest day of the year. I beg to differ. Moving from Portland area to Whidbey Island in one day is the longest day of the year. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 49: Moving on Up
I have a confession to make that is truly truly the unhealthiest and non-sustainable practice I have right now. Right now, because I’m unemployed, I do not have health insurance. This post isn’t to welcome an influx of criticisms or advice that I’m sure is to follow anyways, but to point out the fact that I am not perfect, and I that I recognize that I still hold onto practices that are unhealthy. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 26: Healthy Family
If you are a devout and dedicated EarthFitter, than you may be aware that a main component to EarthFit is what I call “Experiencing Nature”. Getting outdoors and connecting to the earth in healthy ways is the core of EarthFit, and there are dozens of ways to foster a better appreciation for nature and the environment Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 25: Giving with the Heart
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. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 14: Happy Heart Day
I thought I might be on a role today. I finished my grocery shopping and did NOT buy unnecessary snacks (although I was tempted more than once). I stayed within my calories, drank a pre-workout, took all my supplements, and went to a new gym to do a 20 minute interval on the elliptical and a 20 minute round of Death By Goblet Squats. I did cave and snack on some corn tortilla shells while making Teriyaki Tofu Lettuce Wraps for dinner. But all I needed and wanted to do this evening before I wrote my post was to complete my Glute Exercises so I would have “something worth writing about”. Continue reading 100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 8: Something Worth Writing About
In 2013, my husband embarked on a challenge for himself and his passion. He decided that he would challenge himself to do some kind of art, whether that be painting or drawing for at least 30 minutes each day. Every day.
Chris has always been inspired by the masters, and knowing those masters have dedicated their lives to their craft, and knowing they did their art every freaking day is what MADE them masters, Chris wanted to emulate some of their principles. Continue reading Special Dedication- 1000 Days of Art