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Face-to-Face
Wednesday, May 03, 2017      34 comments

Most people who commented on the Addiction Approval blog yesterday think that they've "grown out of it" over time: that it doesn't affect them now as much as it used to. (Incidentally, I watched again Siebold's introductory video clip for the ... Read more
Approval Addiction: Steve Siebold
Tuesday, May 02, 2017      20 comments

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The Pursuit of Meaning
Monday, May 01, 2017      27 comments

There's so much focus on happiness and the pursuit of happiness. I've been reading about Emily Esfahani Smith's discovery that the pursuit of happiness doesn't make us happy: and that focusing on whether I'm happy or not (right now, am I ... Read more
Book Review
Sunday, April 30, 2017      20 comments

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First Spring Golf!
Saturday, April 29, 2017      25 comments

The golf course is a place where I've spent a lot of time over the past 40 years. Without ever becoming a very good golfer. But: I love golf. I love the intense concentration and focus the game requires. I love the click of ... Read more
Reprieve!!
Friday, April 28, 2017      40 comments

Yesterday was my pulmonary function test at the hospital -- requisitioned by my kindly, concerned family doctor who said my x-ray (after two back-to-back bouts of pneumonia) indicated I had emphysema. Emphysema! Oh my, that got me worried... Read more
Sleeping and Eating
Thursday, April 27, 2017      24 comments

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Nesting!
Wednesday, April 26, 2017      23 comments

Yesterday outside my office window, one male house sparrow carried around in his beak an extravagant frond of nesting material, almost twice his own body length, most of the day!! Was he advertising to the lady sparrows: "I'm a real handy ... Read more
Daffodils and Hyacinths and Wildflowers Oh My!
Tuesday, April 25, 2017      31 comments

This is everybody's favourite time of the year: Spring. But maybe nobody enjoys spring more than a Canadian! I've got flowers from my garden (not the grocery store) on the kitchen table. Bright yellow daffodils and deep purple hyacint... Read more
WHYny
Monday, April 24, 2017      11 comments

"How I used to feel every day", KRISZTA11 reminded me. Yes, Friday brought it all back to me. I can remember that when I overate every day, I went to bed every night feeling that physical discomfort of a distended stomach. Profound emotio... Read more
WHYny
Monday, April 24, 2017      13 comments

"How I used to feel every day", KRISZTA11 reminded me. Yes, Friday brought it all back to me. I can remember that when I overate every day, I went to bed every night feeling that physical discomfort of a distended stomach. Profound emotio... Read more
Beating Myself Up
Sunday, April 23, 2017      39 comments

I was quite astonished at how powerfully I wanted to condemn myself for my "deviations" Friday. No kidding. I felt like a bad bad bad person. And I felt like a fat fat fat person. Self-loathing leaping out at me from a dark corner.... Read more
Not So Great . . .
Saturday, April 22, 2017      30 comments

. . . with the nutrition management yesterday. Gahhhhhh. Lunch got delayed WAY too long. And then I was hungry and exhausted and: yup. Ate too much at dinner. Over my calorie allocation for the day. By quite a margin. An... Read more
Tough Day Coming Up!!
Friday, April 21, 2017      24 comments

I'll be on the road by 7:30 to the City and trying hard to make a difference in a difficult matter. Always always interesting. And: there's an apple and a granola bar in my bag! Maxed out the breakfast protein with -- you guessed it... Read more
Travelling With My Microwave Omelette Pan
Thursday, April 20, 2017      25 comments

You may recall that I BOUGHT a microwave omelette pan for the condo on Maui and gifted it when we left -- because we have two at home! So if one's in the dishwasher, another is available for use. And for the Sanibel trip, I tucked one of t... Read more

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