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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Last week, I felt I had an inner conflict for which workout to post for 2/20. Steve Irwin, whose birthday was February 22nd, or a pet-themed workout. Last Thursday was actually Love Your Pet Day, and I thought it could be a lot of fun to do a workout centered around your pet.
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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”
Holidays are thought to be one of the most stressful times of the year. If you find yourself getting in a tizzy this season, ZooFit is here to help give you peace of mind and de-stress your winter. Read More “ZooFit Holiday Guide: How to Have a Happy Holiday”
Every year during the American Association of Zookeepers’ national conference, the host city has a Zoo Day. This year’s conference was in Indianapolis, so I was able to enjoy the Indianapolis Zoo from a zookeeper’s perspective. Read More “Zookeeper’s Holiday- Indianapolis Zoo”
I don’t have a dog. Sometimes I imagine training my cats to let me put a leash on them and take them around. Sullivan might like it. The Kid? No. Just no. Read More “Plastic-Free July Eco-Challenge, Day 18: Walk with Your Best Friend”
Tomorrow I am starting a full practice session of my new program I’m rolling out next year, the Conservation Fitness Jump Start/Head Start. Read More “Conservation Fitness Program- Day 0”
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”