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HF19 | Walk for Exercise With a LLama

You’ll hear the sounds of nature in this episode of Heartsong Fit. I recorded it out in the woods as I was taking a morning walk for exercise. I have my llama, Heartsong, with me. You’ll hear the cicadas singing in the background as we navigate around tree branches, unsuccessfully duck under spider webs and […]

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018 | Managing caregiver stress during a loved one’s hospital trip

If you are in a caregiver role, this episode has tips and ideas to help you manage stress. This is a solo episode with content that stems from my own experiences. I share methods for managing stress that I use while in the caregiver role with my mom. These are ideas you can adopt if […]

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017 | Relax and Learn on a Walk Through Wolf Park

Show Notes – HF17 – Relax and Learn on a Walk Through Wolf Park Walk with me on the perimeter trail around the main wolf enclosure at Wolf Park in this episode of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris. Along the way, I interview park manager, Dana Drenzek, who shares her knowledge of wolves, wolf behavior […]

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Thinking Outside the Box Spurred by Nature and a Llama Hike

Editor’s Note:  This is a story about changing your routine to clear your mind, to better connect with those whom you see every day, and to spur your ability for thinking outside the box. Living on a llama farm is a lot of fun for me, but it brings extra joy to see how the time with […]

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After Setting Goals, It’s OK to Rethink Your List

As you work to create the future of your dreams, do you have times when your list of goals just gnaws at you instead of propelling you forward in your endeavors? I’ve had that happen to me. I’ve simply had too many items on the list of goals for the amount of time available in […]

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Podcast Picks for Fit or Aspiring Fit Entrepreneurs

Have you become a fanatic podcast listener yet? If you haven’t yet discovered the plethora of lifelong learning opportunities, entertainment and fun that exists in the world of podcasting, I hope this article will pique your curiosity. Listen While You Exercise You can make extra use of drive time, exercise time, craft time and more by […]

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Learn What Foods to Eat as You Also Work on Fitness

Editor’s Note:  As I walk for exercise or drive my vehicle, I almost always listen to podcasts. Here are a couple of episodes from programs on my playlist that I’m hoping you find helpful as you work on your goals for eating healthier and/or losing weight. Continue your quest to run a fit business and […]

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Avocado Egg Salad Recipe With Chia Seed

Hi Friends! As I was preparing food to take along to the Indiana State Fair llama shows, I came up with this avocado egg salad recipe that is made with avocado instead of mayonnaise or mustard. It was a bit of an experiment, but I really liked it. Even my llama training students, who are […]

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