Turn Parasites Into Pearls

Most of us have probably heard how an oyster creates a pearl. But in case you haven’t, here is the gist:

An irritant enters the oyster’s shell and imbeds itself in the mantle (the layer inside the shell that surrounds its body).  The oyster secretes nacre to smooth over the irritant, and a pearl is formed. Nacre is sometimes called “mother-of-pearl” because of this process.

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Lessons from a Sloth

I started a running club this summer. I know, shocker! The girl who hates running, and avoids it at all costs just admitted to creating a running club. But wait. You didn’t hear the name of our running group. We call ourselves the Sloth Army. And in the past few weeks, I’ve learned there are some valuable lessons one can learn about health and fitness from a sloth. Read More “Lessons from a Sloth”

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 the ability to do what you need to do, regardless if you feel like doing it.   Read More “Is Willpower Finite and Infinite? and How Conservation Helps”