015 | Farrier Brad Bixler Shares About Managing Work Life on the Road Plus Interesting Travel Adventures

Photo of Brad Bixler, farrier, in Episode 15 of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris

Spend time on our Dawn of Promise Farm, as I conduct an impromptu interview with our farrier, Brad Bixler. In addition to being a farrier (trims and shoes horses), Brad is also a journeyman pipefitter and adventurer who travels the world. This conversation out in the pony shed with my horse, Madison, over our shoulder, is […]

HF 14 | Come Along For Winter Chores on a Llama and Horse Farm

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  In this episode of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris, I invite you to come along with me as I care for  our llamas and Connemara horse, Kerrymor Madison. The day I recorded this episode, it was about minus five degrees Fahrenheit! Even though this is an audio podcast and not video, you can still “see” […]

HF 13 | Go Behind the Music With Scott Greeson and Vickie Maris

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Scott Greeson, singer/songwriter and entertainer is my guest on Episode 13 of Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris. He is also my husband, so that makes him an extra special guest! Scott has been helping me with the podcast behind the scenes. He’s an expert with the recording equipment and use of the software, Pro Tools, that […]

Thinking Outside the Box Spurred by Nature and a Llama Hike

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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 […]

HF12 | Relax While Horseback Riding With Vickie and Her Connemara, Madison

Photo graphic depicting Episode 12 Relax While Horseback Riding With Vickie and Her Connemara, Madison

In Episode 12 of the podcast, you get to go on a horseback ride with me and my Connemara pony, (who is actually horse size). His name is Kerrymor Madison. The Edirol recorder I like to record many of my episodes with is quite portable and fit nicely in the pocket of my vest, so […]

HF11 | Nicky Rood Shares How She Incorporates Type 1 Diabetes into Life as a Commercial Songwriter

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Note from the podcast host:  I am excited for you to hear Nicky Rood’s story. She is not only inspiring as a talented songwriter and entertainer, but also inspiring in how she incorporates the challenges of living with Type 1 diabetes. Vickie Episode 11 Features: Interview With Nicky Rood, singer/songwriter Announcement about new ebook, Social Media […]

Learn What Foods to Eat as You Also Work on Fitness

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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 […]

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

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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 […]

HF10 | Hear a Farm Story About a Mama Llama & a Connemara Pony | Enjoy a Story of Fox Lake Resort in Marcell, Minnesota

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Note from the podcast host:  We hope you’ll join us in celebrating the release of Episode 10! It’s the first milestone we were striving towards in the life of the podcast, Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris. The main part of the content for this episode was recorded at a fishing resort in Fox Lake Minnesota. […]

Podcast Picks for Fit or Aspiring Fit Entrepreneurs

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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 […]