Stress-relieving conversation for the stressed and stretched-too-thin listener that will help you revel in life moments, big and small. Hear stories of adventure on Dawn of Promise Farm, where Vickie and her husband, Scott Greeson, have llamas and a Connemara pony, to anecdotes from the stage where Vickie sings, and plays accordion and guitar in a band led by Scott. You'll also get glimpses into history as Vickie shares short interviews with her mom, Lucille, who talks about life being married to a B-24 pilot (Vickie's dad) and their experiences on military base going through training and then being separated by an ocean during World War 2 (WW2). Learn from Lucille as she tells of how she dealt with the stresses of a military wife, deployment and long distance love.
Mike Jackson talks about English Pointers in Field Trials
Mike Jackson is a retired electric lineman and supervisor who has trained English Pointer dogs for horseback field trials for many years. I interview him in his barn as he is preparing for a trip from Indiana to North Dakota and Montana for training his dogs and younger horses.
In this sport, the animal handlers and trainers, work from horseback as they communicate with their highly trained hunting dogs who are broke to wing and shot.
Pull the Help Chain | Elder Care or Self Care
"Pulling the help chain" is a phrase I describe in this episode. The phrase is ued in the Toyota Way (book) and 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 manufacturing.
Here, I share my thoughts about pulling the help chain if you're a caregiver and need help from family and friends. You might hear our llamas in the background.
Audio Index of Stories Told by a Bride During World War 2; Now in Her 90s
At the end of several episodes of Heartsong Fit are short stories by my mom, Lucille Maris, about life in the US during the 1940s when World War 2 was underway. I have been interviewing her about how she dealt with the stresses of those times from finding housing, to scarcity of food and supplies to dealing with the deployment of her young husband (my dad).
This is an audio index to help you easily find the stories and listen. You will also hear a brief overview of the topic of each story.
Unplugged Life at Minnesota Fishing Resort
Podcast host, Vickie Maris, and her husband, Scott Greeson, share their takeaways from living unplugged for a few days at Fox Lake Resort in Marcell, MN. Planning and preparing meals; fishing; exercising; following a morning routine; and living without digital devices for a few days were all aspects of the week that contributed to relaxation and rejuvenation.
Pearl Harbor Bombing | Lucille Maris and Margaret Williamson recall Dec. 7, 1941
Margaret Williamson and Lucille Maris recount details of their memories of learning the news from President Theodore Roosevelt on Dec. 7, 1941 that the Japanese had bombed Pearl Harbor and the United States was entering the war.
These women discuss the atmosphere of the country during the early 1940s and what happened around them as men were enlisting in the service. Both Margaret and Lucille were married to pilots in the U.S. Army Air Corps.
Scott Greeson & Vickie Maris Talk About Music and Accordion Camp
This episode is a conversation in the studio between podcast host, Vickie Maris, and Scott Greeson, right after the two had played a music gig with the band, Scott Greeson and Trouble With Monday, at the Indiana Bacon Festival in Delphi, Indiana.
Other topics of the show include accordion lessons via Skype with Bev Fess; details of the Bacon Fest gig; and the annual trek to Accordion Camp.
Great Podcast and I'm glad you're doing this
As a new husband and working full time, there is a lot of new stress cropping up. Vickie got some great tips. DRINK WATER! Something I don't do enough. Thanks Vickie!
Vickie is a great host that brings great passion and energy to the show! Love the insightful questions.
This is definitely a great show.!! Love the way that Vickie delivers the information. Everybody needs to listen to this podcast