The nineteenth of March 2020

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We are going to pause our March of Pigs for an opportunity for some quarantine fun and fundraising.

Cooped up inside, being socially distant, canceling plans, routines and holidays can be a huge bummer. Take a break from the chaos and enjoy a virtual tour of The Haven Zoo!

Just like everyone, the Haven is doing its part to support social distancing to stop the spread of coronavirus, and have closed their gates to in-person visitors. However, the Haven relies on donations to keep the animals healthy and fed. So you can support the Haven AND continue to practice good social distancing by booking a virtual tour of the zoo plus a special viewing of feeding time! Book your virtual tour here.

Scientists and public health experts have asked that we all keep at least six feet or two meters apart from one another. That can be a bit difficult to visualize. Perhaps some of our camelid pals from the Haven can help us out – a llama is about six feet long, so maintain a llama distance apart to stay safe and stop the spread! And of course, keep washing your hands.

The twenty third of January 2020

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Have you noticed that you might be feeling a bit down this week? Well, don’t worry, that’s actually totally normal due to the lack of sunlight due to shorter days, longer nights and generally grey weather that blocks out the sun. Although “Blue Monday” was a clever marketing scheme, Seasonal Affective Disorder (SAD) is a real condition that effects many people during this time of year. It’s ok to feel lethargic and irritable – your body just might be craving more serotonin that your brain isn’t producing as much due to the lack of sun. If you do feel down, and notice that you typically feel down this time of year, take comfort in the fact you are not alone. Mental health professionals can help you cope with the winter through light therapy, talk therapy and other treatments. I find it helps to stay productive and try to get some movement in everyday.

The twentieth of November 2019

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Even as the days go short make sure to embrace the sunshine when you can – it can make your heart sing and vitamin D is good for your health.

Even if there is a chill in the air the sunshine will do you good.

The ninth of November 2019

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Seize the opportunity to enjoy the sunny days. A few moments outside to soak in some vitamin D can be a welcome and refreshing interruption to your day.

Autumn boasts some amazing sunny days make sure to take time outside

The thirtieth of October 2019

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The best way to put your best face forward is to love yourself inside and out. Start your day with some positive affirmations and let your heart shine. Accepting and loving yourself will inspire others to do the same.

Practice self celebration – you are absolutely worth it

The eighteenth of 2019

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Do something this weekend that sings to your soul. Spend time with people who make you feel free and eat some good food. Whatever you do have a wonderful couple of days.

Take full advantage of your days off

The ninth of October 2019

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All of your struggles are simply growing pains, shaping you and making you stronger and better equipped for what lies ahead.

Keep pressing on, without struggle there is no victory.

The second of October 2019

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There is a saying that “Rome was not built in a day” which is absolutely true! It took over a millennia from Rome to expand from a city on the Tiber to an empire reaching from the farthest corners of Europe across the Fertile Crescent and Northern Africa. Most likely, your goal is probably not inter-continental domination, so luckily whatever it is you are trying to accomplish won’t take that long, so keep at it. If it is important to you, then it is absolutely worth the wait.

In addition, today’s goat is a friend of a friend of mine. Her name is Cindy and judging from her easy grin, she quite likes October so far.

The tools to success aren’t always military might and a big budget, but rather patience and perseverance.

The thirtieth of September 2019

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Autumn is such a hopeful time. Keep your chin up and your shoulders back – you’ve made it this far, and that’s amazing!

Keep a pep in your step – you’re on quite the adventure!