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MAINtenance Defined: BESSHAILE Shout-Out
Wednesday, December 28, 2016      23 comments

BESSHAILE's comment on my bonus blog yesterday -- about being the only member left standing of my inaugural week Spark Team? She says of MAINtenance in comparison with weight loss that "It's the same act, just in better clothes." Yeah.... Read more
Bonus Blog: Only One Left Standing?
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      17 comments

SP Class of May 10-16, 2009 Yup, checked my inaugural team and: I'm the only active member left. OK then: this MAINtenance thing clearly takes persistence!!... Read more
Icy Adventures!!
Tuesday, December 27, 2016      22 comments

I did NOT make it to the gym yesterday. HUGE ice storm here . . . and (hearing cars whoosh by along the non-hilly street close by) I was too dumb to realize how dangerous it was. And so instead of the gym, having foolishly tried to drive, I sp... Read more
Gary Taubes: The Case Against Sugar!
Monday, December 26, 2016      28 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/journalist-gary-taube
s-on-his-new-book-and-why-
he-wont-be-eating-christma
s-sweets/article33423613/ This interview with Gary Taubes about his new boo... Read more
Mary Only Did It Once . . .
Sunday, December 25, 2016      16 comments

Mary only organized Christmas once: and she had a lot of help. And: I've blogged a couple times about just that . . . first in 2009 www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=2643314 ... Read more
Christmas Cheer!
Saturday, December 24, 2016      24 comments

Sorry sorry sorry guys for yesterday's unintentionally abstruse blog: and thanks for the Spark friends who commented on it anyhow. When I reread it this morning, I was all "What the heck was I thinking???" NO intention of being heavy duty ... Read more
Against Empathy?
Friday, December 23, 2016      18 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/the-empathy-trap/a
rticle33412535/ Yale psychologist Paul Bloom has recently released a new book, Against Empathy, in which he argues that empathy can make us act unjustly. What'... Read more
The darkest evening of the year . . .
Thursday, December 22, 2016      21 comments

The darkest evening of the year was yesterday: December 21. And now the days are getting longer!! How fast do the days get longer? That apparently depends upon where you live. www.saultthisweek.com/20
10/01/27/how-mu... Read more
Mummy Brain
Wednesday, December 21, 2016      24 comments

It's been a long time since I was pregnant, of course: but I can remember many young mums including myself then complaining about "mummy brain". We thought of it as a bit of a fog, a certain loss of focus -- and mostly arising after birth ... Read more
Botox and Depression
Monday, December 19, 2016      21 comments

Seen recently in multiple news feeds: the possibility that Botox is an effective treatment for depression. Apparently if you can't frown, you don't feel so unhappy. Hmmmm. I've never been interested in trying Botox -- I've ear... Read more
Hope is Necessary
Sunday, December 18, 2016      21 comments

www.cnn.com/2016/12/16/p
olitics/michelle-obama-hom
e-oprah-interview/ The full interview hasn't yet been released: but the advance clips are powerful. And that's just one link, above: there are numerous. Miche... Read more
Commitment is Exclusionary
Saturday, December 17, 2016      16 comments

That was the tile of one of Susan Peirce Thompson's recent vlogs: and I'm not supplying the link (it's easy to find) because for me the vlog itself was completely and utterly "jumping the shark". I had (sorry to be judgmental) little sympathy wi... Read more
Bob Marley: the Spark Connection?
Friday, December 16, 2016      20 comments

It was great reading the comments on the Bob Marley blog yesterday: lots and lots of stuff to think about. I do not in fact adopt the world view that "everyone's going to hurt me" -- in fact, I avoid people who don't matter who attempt it... Read more
Bob Marley: Half the Story
Thursday, December 15, 2016      23 comments

Bob Marley once said, "Truth is, everybody is going to hurt you. You just gotta find the ones worth suffering for." Gail Bowen, a Saskatchewan novelist, quotes Bob Marley towards the end of her most recent Joanne Kilbourn mystery, "What's ... Read more
Back on Track
Wednesday, December 14, 2016      22 comments

Thanks for the support, Spark Friends. And I AM back on track. By which I don't mean: tracking my food. I always do that. By which I mean: back on track managing my mood. Which from time to time is not so easy. Inner re... Read more

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