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Food Swaps
Tuesday, November 29, 2016      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/th
ese-six-easy-food-swaps-ca
n-make-a-big-difference-fo
r-your-health/article33052387/ Although in the aggregate kinda "eggy", I liked some of these suggested he... Read more
Yo-yo Weight Regain
Monday, November 28, 2016      19 comments

www.cbc.ca/news/technolo
gy/yo-yo-dieting-research-
1.3868131 New research indicates that weight regain after yo-yo dieting (too often in excess of the poundage originally lost) may be related to changes in the gut mi... Read more
Gordie Lightfoot
Sunday, November 27, 2016      21 comments

Another great Canadian icon -- and we thoroughly enjoyed his concert this evening at Massey Hall in Toronto. He was in great voice, seems to have completely recovered from the illness and weakness we'd noted in recent years -- and he gene... Read more
Leonard Cohen
Saturday, November 26, 2016      20 comments

"Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you act." OK then -- I'm acting. Acting like a thin person . . . for one thing! ... Read more
The Science of Gratitude: SPT
Thursday, November 24, 2016      12 comments

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394c1cb49f4b8b626a21715839e49bd70a8 Happy Thanksgiving to American Sparkies. And: here's Susan Peirc... Read more
Leaky Emotions
Tuesday, November 22, 2016      17 comments

Yesterday's workshop on emotional intelligence was useful and gave me a lot to consider. Some key insights: 1. We tend to think of regular "smarts" intelligence as something that people have, innately, to various degrees (which may or... Read more
Portion control
Monday, November 21, 2016      29 comments

Saturday night I was eating dinner with DH, oven roast potato and carrots, broccoli and baked chicken -- and realized about a third of the way through my serving that I was full. I'd had enough. And: stopped eating. STOPPED!!!!! Put t... Read more
Bonus Blog: Getting Through the Holidays Without Weight Gain
Sunday, November 20, 2016      23 comments

www.standard.net/Nationa
l/2016/11/15/Strategies-fo
r-getting-through-the-holi
days-without-weight-gain Thought this was "one of the best" I've seen on this timely topic for American Sparkies, gearing up for Thanks... Read more
Weather Shift
Sunday, November 20, 2016      23 comments

Darkish still at almost 8 am -- and I've got my light box on over my computer for the first time this fall. The maple tree outside my third floor window is traced in snow. Not remotely enough for XC skiing yet but: it's coming. I c... Read more
Simple Aspirations
Saturday, November 19, 2016      16 comments

I read a short interview with Prince William about his transition into fatherhood. He speaks of the "huge aspirations" which so many people seem to have -- both for acquiring stuff and for notching up accomplishments -- and expresses the hope t... Read more
Interesting Lunch!
Wednesday, November 16, 2016      25 comments

It's so interesting to catch up with someone after 35 years and see the points of divergence and the points of convergence our lives have taken. Former "student" has had a most varied and fantastic life -- art history and teaching and Adler... Read more
Blast from the Past
Tuesday, November 15, 2016      26 comments

A student whom I taught college art history between 1977 and 1979 -- yes, that long ago!! -- has contacted me out of the blue. She apparently went off to McGill and pursued a degree in art history there. And: we're meeting for lunch to... Read more
Flu Shot?
Monday, November 14, 2016      23 comments

I know, I know. Getting a flu shot is a personal decision. It's your right to refuse. Lots of people believe that the stats tracking flu deaths (and flu-related deaths, when flu evolves into pneumonia or CPD or congestive heart morta... Read more
The Fear Cure: Lissa Rankin
Sunday, November 13, 2016      14 comments

thechalkboardmag.com/lis
sa-rankins-precription-for
-courage That 1CRAZYDOG quote about possibility was my intro to Lissa Rankin, and since then I've listened to three of her TED talks. She's terrific. Not one ... Read more
You Want it Darker
Saturday, November 12, 2016      15 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
v0nmHymgM7Y I've been listening to Leonard Cohen -- a Canadian-- since my early teens. Suzanne. Famous Blue Raincoat. (Of course I bought a blue raincoat . . . who would not?) And of cou... Read more

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