Tech Talk: Maps and Mini-Cupcakes

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On a recent episode of the Son Rise Morning Show with Anna Mitchell Egan, we discussed an experimental Google Maps feature that displayed a calorie-count indicator for users who selected the “walking” option for directions. This feature was quickly pulled from the app after users protested its use of mini-cupcake icons as a measure of the caloric impact of each walking route.

Our conversation covered digital fitness tools, motivation for getting fit, and the long-term lessons I learned after completing the Notre Dame Trail last summer, covering over 300 miles on foot and by bicycle. Walking has a spiritual aspect as well as a physical one. Get out and take a walk today!

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Copyright 2017 Lisa Hendey


About Author

Lisa M. Hendey is the founder and editor of and the bestselling author of the Chime Travelers children's fiction series, The Grace of Yes, The Handbook for Catholic Moms and A Book of Saints for Catholic Moms. As a board member and frequent host on KNXT Catholic Television, Lisa has produced and hosted multiple programs and has appeared on EWTN and CatholicTV. Hendey hosted “Catholic Moments” on Radio Maria and is the technology contributor for EWTN’s SonRise Morning Show. Lisa's articles have appeared in Catholic Digest, National Catholic Register, and Our Sunday Visitor. Hendey travels internationally giving workshops on faith, family, and Catholic technology and communications topics. She was selected as an Elizabeth Egan Journalism Fellow, attended the Vatican Bloggers Meeting, the “Bishops and Bloggers” meeting and has written internationally on the work of Catholic Relief Services and Unbound. Hendey lives with her family in the Archdiocese of Los Angeles. Visit Lisa at for information on her speaking schedule or to invite her to visit your group, parish or organization.

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