SP Premium
WATERMELLEN
150,000-199,999 SparkPoints 156,331
SparkPoints
 

WATERMELLEN's Blogs

Why Cutting Carbs is So Tough!
Wednesday, August 02, 2017      35 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/are-you-a-carboholic-
why-cutting-carbs-is-so-to
ugh/article35827604/ I know that cutting carbs is tough for me. Still. That carbs within calorie range t... Read more
Trivia A Student
Tuesday, August 01, 2017      28 comments

Yes yes yes: Spark Trivia is the bane of my life. For too many reasons to mention . . . of course my fallback rationalization whenever I get something wrong would be, well that's an American question and how could I, a mere Canajun, possibly be... Read more
If Music Be the Food of Love Play On . . .
Monday, July 31, 2017      27 comments

I love music. As a little girl, like so many other little girls in the 50s, I learned to play the piano -- completing my grade 8 and grade 2 theory exams (then a grade 13 credit) before starting high school. That was mostly classical... Read more
Waisted!
Sunday, July 30, 2017      28 comments

A couple of Sparkies are ReBecking Pink and today is Day 17: the exercise that teaches us to stop eating when we're full. We are to over fill our plates -- more than the planned portion -- and then stop eating when we've eaten the planned... Read more
SPARK Community Support: ONEKIDSMOM Shows Us How!!
Saturday, July 29, 2017      14 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6393016#comments What a generous and supportive Sparker we have in ONEKIDSMOM!! Consistently reaching out and offering help to people who are feeling... Read more
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara: A Long Life Well-Lived
Friday, July 28, 2017      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/world/doctor-shigeaki
-hinohara-helped-boost-lon
gevity-in-japan/article35823254/ What an interesting guy!! And what a long long life well-lived! He graduated from med school in 1937 w... Read more
Sparkly Morning!
Thursday, July 27, 2017      24 comments

On the verandah with DH and Charlie: grey and overcast after a night of soaking rains. And then: the sun came through. Illuminating every blade of grass, every leaf on the ginkgo and lilac hedge and hemlocks. And a perfect spider web betwe... Read more
Lighter Stuff!!
Wednesday, July 26, 2017      23 comments

Thanks for sticking with me as I slogged through a fairly heavy-duty series of blogs. I am insatiably curious about new ideas for sure and love to "think out loud". But: have also been having quite a lot of fun! Dear son was home for ... Read more
Applying the VIA Character Strengths Survey
Tuesday, July 25, 2017      24 comments

It's really been interesting to me to get the survey results -- and I can see quite interesting for other people who tried it out too. www.viacharacter.org/www
/ (Free, took me about 10 minutes . . . and I did "b... Read more
VIA Character Strengths Survey: ONEKIDSMOM Take Two!
Monday, July 24, 2017      21 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6391106 ONEKIDSMOM had taken the VIA character strengths survey 5 years ago . . . and yesterday she took it again, for the purposes of comparison. ... Read more
Happiness Hack #7, Work With What's Strong (Not What's Wrong!)
Sunday, July 23, 2017      27 comments

VIA stands for "values in action inventory" and it's a resource developed by Martin Seligman (yes, the "founder" of positive psychology) together with Chris Peterson and available at the VIA website: www.viacharacter.org/www
/ ... Read more
Happiness Hack #6: Create Events Worth Remembering AND Experience Life As It Happens
Saturday, July 22, 2017      22 comments

This hack comes out of the Daniel Kahneman research on happiness. He tells us that happiness as a concept has a complexity of meanings attached to it. And that because we tend to confuse two types of happiness we short change ourselves of bot... Read more
Happiness Hack # 5, Addressing Stress
Friday, July 21, 2017      20 comments

Stress is a big thing these days. We know that stress can trigger depression and anxiety. A weakened immune system. A dramatic decline in productivity at work. And so we might think that optimum happiness would result from eliminat... Read more
Happiness Hack #4, Power of the Mind
Thursday, July 20, 2017      39 comments

OK then: we KNOW that we can use our minds to make us happy. Absolutely. But there's been so much written about the power of the mind for a very long time (and a lot of it focused on cheezy $$$$$ as if that's what makes us happy) that it'... Read more
Happiness Hack #3: Inattentional Blindness
Wednesday, July 19, 2017      28 comments

There's certainly lots available to expand our understanding of this topic on the Internet: scholarly articles, YouTube stuff . . . but not clearly applicable to the point Susan Peirce Thompson is really attempting to make. She is consider... Read more

« First Page 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 148 149 150 151 152 153 154 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 174 175 176 Last Page »