Heartsong Fit With Vickie Maris | Healthy Ways to Address Stress
About This Show
Heartsong Fit with Vickie Maris is conversation for the stressed and stretched-too-thin listener. I chat with interesting people I've met who handle life stresses in healthy ways. I also take you on hikes with the llamas; on visits to a remote fishing resort in Minnesota and back to the 1940s in conversations with my mom, Lucille Maris, and others who lived through the stresses of World War 2. In short segments at the end of several episodes, Lucille talks about life being married to a B-24 pilot (my dad) and their experiences on military base going through training and then being separated by an ocean during World War 2 (WW2). You'll be fascinated as you hear her tell of how she dealt with the stresses of the life of a military wife, deployment of a spouse, and long distance love. You'll also hear me and my husband, Scott Greeson, chat about our music, about songwriting and performing for live audiences. Music has always been a way for us to find release from the tension of fast-paced careers.
Acknowledgement and Thank You
Music – The instrumental tune you hear in the show is Llama Dance by Scott Greeson and Kevin Ludwig (our dear friend and the lead guitar player in our band); the cd project is Wabash Gypsies which you can find on iTunes or cdBaby.
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Most Recent Episode
024 | Pull the Help Chain
"Pulling the help chain" is a phrase I describe in Episode 24 of Heartsong Fit. In the Toyota Way, this phrase is related to Andon. The help chain, help cord, or yellow stop button, is a mechanism that line workers can use to stop production and call for help. It's also used to notify the line that something has gone wrong in the manufacturing process. In this solo show, I record my thoughts about pulling the help chain if you're a caregiver and need help from family and friends. I recorded this episode on a Saturday while in the barn and hanging out with the llamas. They munch their hay and communicate with each other, and with me. I share with you about what it was like to "pull the help chain" in the previous week. I reflect on how helpful my friends, coworkers and family members were in a week of "caregiving on steroids."I thank my friends for stepping up and helping out. You can hear the llamas' activity as if you were in the barn aisle with me. They munch on hay, stomp their feet, chortle complaints to each other, and give me kisses to make me feel better. You can get a free pdf download of my list of tips for a caregiver who needs to take a loved one to the hospital for an emergency or for an illness. Get your copy when you visit: http://www.heartsongfit.com Thanks for listening. Vickie
Rated 5 out of
Such a cute show!
I've learned about one-eyed llamas and sweet memories from Vickie's mom. Thank you for inviting us into your world, Vickie! Great show!
~ Beth Anne
Date published: 2014-06-19
Rated 5 out of
Great Podcast Vickie!
Hey Vickie - I am LOVING each episode of your podcast and can't wait for MORE!
Date published: 2015-02-02