Welcome to another Zoo-notable- caring for our planet and our animals by taking better care of ourselves. This time I’ll be tackling the wonderful book The Pursuit of Perfect by Tal Ben-Shahar.
Michael Pollan may not be a nutrition expert, but as a journalist, he does have ways to get straightforward answers to an ever-increasingly popular, and utterly confusing question- What should I eat?
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.
My husband showed me this incredible documentary YouTube video about a man who ran a marathon in 24 hours. A different type of marathon, this was actually focused on how productive the man could be while running one mile every hour for 24 hours. He actually ran 3 miles the first hour, then set to do his “To-Do List” after completing a mile each hour. Read More “ZooFit Workout of the Day- 1/14/20: Productivity Workout for Writers”
Yesterday I shared some tips for getting some shut-eye while helping the planet, either directly or passively. I do find sleep to be an interesting topic, even if it’s a little yawn-inducing. Read More “20 Days of Eco-Wellness, Day 15: Cat Naps and Dolphin Dreams”
Ahh, sleep. I’ll admit, usually when I think about it, I’m not conjuring up positive aspects of sleeping. I think about being so bored you fall asleep. How contagious yawning is. How busy I am and I DON’T HAVE TIME FOR SLEEPING!!! Read More “20 Days of Eco-Wellness, Day 14: I Hope This Blog Puts You to Sleep”
In today’s technologically advanced world, there’s an app for everything. I mean, EVERYTHING. So, if you are wanting to get fit, lose weight, develop healthy habits, or just improve your wellness, don’t worry. Read More “20 Days of Eco-Wellness- Day 4: Getting Healthy? There’s an App for That”
A couple of years ago, I was introduced to Brian Johnson and his Optimize website through a quick video I watched on YouTube about “Ikigai”. Ikigai is the Japanese philosophy which translates into “reason to get up in the morning”, or “reason to live”. Read More “10 Books in 10 Days- Awakening Your Ikigai”
One of my current favorite books right now is Nerd Fitness founder, Steve Kamb’s book Level Up Your Life. I really admire this book on a whole new level after experiencing the difficulties to get published in this industry. But beyond Steve being a literary hero, he’s a life hero to me as well. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Day 21- Life Safari”
I’m re-reading a favorite book of mine, Level Up Your Life by Steve Kamb, and just finished giving a class on Building Habits for North Sound Writers. These have reminded me of my lessons from ZooFit for building habits.
As I start a 30 day writing/fitness challenge, I recall how important habits are in our daily lives. Whether it’s eating habits, fitness habits, habits to take care of ourselves, or habits to improve our lives, they are the building block to success. Read More “30 Days of ZooFit: Habit Building 101”