Today is Arbor Day, a day to truly celebrate trees and all the wonderful gifts they bestow on our lives. And in true ZooFit fashion, I developed a wonderful (quick) Arbor Day fitness challenge to honor trees and bring awareness to how much they need us.
As I walked home last week with PLASTIC grocery bags, I reminded myself of a few things.
A couple weeks ago while working on my YouTube series “Healthy You, Healthy Earth”, I started discussing a topic which I realize I haven’t covered too much before. We all focus on the tangible concrete actions to take when protecting the environment, not many realize how important the EMOTIONAL side of conservation is. Read More “Passive Conservation”
I’ve had two super late nights in the past week, and while I certainly don’t like to make a habit of it, it was for another great cause. Chris and I didn’t really celebrate Valentine’s Day on Thursday. There was this whole snow storm thing, and our reluctance to ever leave the home thing. But it’s all good. Instead of Valentine’s dinner at an overpriced restaurant, we attended a special event dedicated to promoting conservation, education, and awareness on pollinators. Read More “For the Love…of Pollinators”
Many folks today were out and about celebrating Cinco de Mayo, drinking margaritas and Coronas. I celebrated quite a different way. Read More “Cinco de Rhino”
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 exactly celebrated by everyone, but it is an important day for zookeepers. Earth Day is the one day out of the year everyone gets to be a zookeeper and care for the planet. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Everyday is Earth Day”
I’ve been on the fence about how to present this seemingly delicate subject matter, and the most comfortable platform is obviously writing on my blog where only a small limited number of people will actually see it to dispute or argue with me. For some reason, the topic of sugar versus honey is very touchy. Read More “Satisfying Your Sweet Tooth the ZooFit Way”
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”
To answer the main question Why “Poach Eggs Not Rhinos”?, I have started writing what I hope will be my introduction to my conservation cookbook. Here is one draft. Read More “100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 95: Why Poach Eggs, Not Rhinos?”
Last year at this time, I was just getting ready to move to Oregon, but I was also planning for my container garden I wanted for out balcony. I had bought several seed packets of various spices, but also kale, green bell peppers, and of course, zucchini, because you can never go wrong with zucchini.
By June I had several small seedlings that were promising to be productive and prosperous. I had divided them into several larger pots, purchased plant food and kept my fingers crossed that I would soon be enjoying the fruits of my labor. Read More “100 Ways of EarthFit- Day 83: Of Worms and Bees”