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Red Lentil Soup
Sunday, December 04, 2016      22 comments

Sparkie friend's description of HER red lentil soup -- with Thai red curry paste, fresh ginger, garlic, coconut milk -- inspired me yesterday. I've got a big pot in the fridge: added some chopped chicken breast to my own version, and cooke... Read more
Gingerbread Exiled!
Saturday, December 03, 2016      17 comments

Those gingerbread men left the building early yesterday: I found them a new home with a client who has an 8 year old son. Yay!! My office colleagues all agreed: get 'em outta here!! So they've gone to a better place . . . better... Read more
Tempting Charlie
Friday, December 02, 2016      20 comments

I can resist anything but temptation: and so I avoid temptation as carefully as possible. That's not Charlie's situation, poor ol' dog. White muzzled, arthritic, well past 12 years old -- 84 I suppose in people years. Charlie sometim... Read more
What a Spectacle!!
Wednesday, November 30, 2016      22 comments

Love my eyeglasses: I do. Two pairs currently: both the very light Silhouette type -- one pair frameless with delicate mauve metal legs, the other framed in a bright blue. But: I do get best vision with my multifocal contact lenses. And... Read more
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

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