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Tips for Zero Waste

Haha! I told my husband I was going to blog about Jingle Trail, but I forgot I need to finish my post on Zero Waste… Tomorrow is a better day to talk about running anyways. Last week I attended a lecture presentation at the library on Zero Waste. The first…

Zero Waste Movement

Zero Waste Movement

My husband would like to believe we are minimalists. I don’t know for certain this is true, but I know we come close. What I do know is my husband and I are in very good company here on Whidbey Island.

Conservation Fitness Program, Day 25: Train Local

Conservation Fitness Program, Day 25: Train Local

As we discussed yesterday, being a locavore doesn’t necessarily limit you to eating local. I pride myself on living a locavore lifestyle, including my eating habits, wellness habits, and my exercise habits. Yes, you can exercise locally, and today we’re going to discuss how.

30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Day 20- Let’s Get Physical

30 Days of Experiencing Nature: Day 20- Let’s Get Physical

Fitness is not just eating right. Nor is it just exercising. Fitness is a beautiful symphony of eating right to fuel your exercise and exercising to promote other healthy habits. Exercise doesn’t do us much good if we aren’t nourished, but if we don’t move, we won’t see amazing results….

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 22- Everyday is Earth Day

There are few exciting holidays for zookeepers. Christmas and Thanksgiving are often spent with our fur/feather/scaled families because, guess what? Animals have to eat. Daily. It’s weird, I know. But such is life of a zookeeper. Know what holidays zookeepers DO get excited over? April 22. Earth Day. It’s not…

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 4- Trash to Treasure

30 Days of ZooFit: Day 4- Trash to Treasure

I am always looking for ways to reduce the amount of waste I throw away. I sometimes feel like a pack rat, saving items destined for the trash, because, you never know what we can use it for later. In fact, I have a whole series called “Reuse, Recycle, Reduce…

30 Days of ZooFit

30 Days of ZooFit

Welcome to April, folks. Spring is in the air. Puddle-stompers and Sloth Army runners are gearing up for another fun-filled season.

The MacGyver Factor

The MacGyver Factor

  I’ve often referred to zookeepers as the MacGyvers of the professional world.  I can’t think of any other profession where employees routinely think quick on their feet, respond immediately to issues, and utilize resources the way zookeepers do.  We are innovative, creative, and inventive, the Ravenclaws for the Care…

Is Willpower Finite and Infinite? and How Conservation Helps

Is Willpower Finite and Infinite? and How Conservation Helps

I’ve been reading a helluva lot of books on the subject of willpower.  Why?  Well, willpower has a lot to do with fitness and meeting our wellness goals.  Plus, I’ve been struggling recently to find the focus to write.  From his book “Willpower”, Roy Baumeister tells us that willpower is…