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C8TSON: Leaving Spark People
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      18 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6375646 I'm sorry to see that C8TSON is leaving Spark People. Above is the link to her blog in which she explains why. Of course anyone ... Read more
Heavy-Duty
Tuesday, June 20, 2017      24 comments

“Two percent of the people think; three percent of the people think they think; and ninety-five percent of the people would rather die than think.” "Few people think more than two or three times a year. I've made an international reputatio... Read more
Comments on Judgement!
Monday, June 19, 2017      34 comments

Wow, what an amazing batch of comments on yesterday's blog about judgement! This is a remarkable community of people . . . and reading the comments can provide a fascinating window into that community! When I was studying theories ... Read more
Judging the Judgemental
Sunday, June 18, 2017      37 comments

Oh yeah. There's lots and lots out there about how we should not be judgemental. Just google it, you'll get an earful. And even more about how to will ourselves NOT to be judgemental. Should should should. Often delivered (ironically enough)... Read more
Hunger
Saturday, June 17, 2017      40 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
arts/books-and-media/book-
reviews/review-roxane-gays
-hunger-is-a-profoundly-ho
nest-account-of-what-its-l
ike-to-be-a-woman-of-size/article35325873/ The Globe and Mail this morning ... Read more
Dad I'm Fat and It's YOUR Fault????
Friday, June 16, 2017      40 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/parenting/fathers-day
/leah-mclaren-glad-youre-a
round-dad-but-well-try-to-
ignore-your-bad-eating-hab
its/article35308744/ What an interesting article, just before Father's Day ... Read more
Preachy Tone?
Thursday, June 15, 2017      48 comments

I'm hoping I don't have a preachy tone. I sure don't feel like I've got it all figured out . . . not remotely close. Having gardened since I was a very little girl: how come it took me to age 65 to "discover" ivy geraniums? And how ... Read more
Ivy Geraniums: Performance Plants!
Wednesday, June 14, 2017      41 comments

Response to yesterday's blog about the watermellen poppies (and yes, some of them DID survive a pretty fierce rainstorm!!!) indicated that a number ... Read more
Watermellen Poppies
Tuesday, June 13, 2017      35 comments

I'm no Georgia O'Keeffe. But I really do love my watermelon Oriental poppies. It's thundering out there. And I know that means they could be pounded down by a rainstorm before I get home from work. And we've also had some hot h... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Stages of Change
Monday, June 12, 2017      104 comments

www.prochange.com/transt
heoretical-model-of-behavi
or-change Amanda Lang refers to the Stages of Change theory developed by James Prochaska in an off-hand kinda way, with the information actually buried in an end not... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Be Comfortable With Being Uncomfortable
Sunday, June 11, 2017      76 comments

I've just finished reading Amanda Lang's book, "The Beauty of Discomfort". It's very interesting: it coheres with my "hunger is not an emergency" approach very closely. And it also reinforces my general annoyance with that currently popular ph... Read more
Motivation: Keeping On Keeping On!!
Saturday, June 10, 2017      47 comments

OK, I really really wasn't so keen to go to the gym this morning. But: I decided that I wouldn't permit myself to wear my new watermellen shoes unless I went to the gym first. Putting them in my bag to wear AFTER my shower (with some ... Read more
See My New Shoes?
Friday, June 09, 2017      44 comments

When I was a tiny child, getting a new pair of shoes was pretty rare!! And I can remember running up to total strangers inviting their admiration. "See my new shoes?" Well, I have to admit I may have overcompensated as a grown up. I DO h... Read more
Great Evening
Thursday, June 08, 2017      24 comments

It was as beautiful a June evening as I've every experienced. Warm enough for a sleeveless golf shirt. (And: no bugs!!) The birdsong was continuous. Very best company. (Yes: DH!!) The golf itself? Not so great . . . but a... Read more
Social Obesity
Tuesday, June 06, 2017      21 comments

I'm still reading Michael Harris on Solitude. He points out that although only 8% of American adults used social media in 2005, that exploded to 73% by 2013: and that usage spikes among those with anxiety. It's like the "social grooming" fo... Read more

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