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High ACEs and Hope #5 Wrap-up
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      17 comments

"Are we feeling safe, capable, lovable, and does life make sense?" For me, that's a key takeaway. There are 10 basic ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) which can affect our health (including obesity and weight management which is so... Read more
High ACEs and Resilience #4
Monday, December 04, 2017      15 comments

So: lots of people have at least a 1 on their ACE score (adverse childhood experiences). That's not necessarily going to trigger disease problems. Although a majority of people who have an ACE score of 4 or more will have some kind of physical... Read more
High ACEs and Obesity: #3
Sunday, December 03, 2017      13 comments

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ACEs #2
Saturday, December 02, 2017      16 comments

Clearly I am late to the party on the ACEs research (adverse childhood experiences and their correlation to lifetime health issues/reduced life expectancy, see yesterday's blog for more if you like). _LINDA, who has at least a Ph.D. level ... Read more
ACEs
Friday, December 01, 2017      19 comments

This is an amazing TED talk by Dr. Nadine Burke Harris about the impact of childhood trauma on health for our lifetimes. Adverse childhood experiences, ACEs, are statistically correlated with much higher incidences of cancer, heart disease . . .... Read more
Resilience and Racism
Thursday, November 30, 2017      24 comments

www.thestar.com/opinion/
star-columnists/2017/11/29
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sm-social-media-mental-hea
lth-in-toronto.html Regardless of your politics, there is so much to admire in this great speech delivere... Read more
Wellth
Wednesday, November 29, 2017      21 comments

Wellth. This is a new word for me. Encountered in a fairly fluffy new novel from the new books shelf at my library, called Fitness Junkie. But: although hilariously funny it's also pretty pointed and sardonic. www.amazon.ca/Fitne... Read more
Souping It Up!!
Tuesday, November 28, 2017      23 comments

Enjoyed the comments on my black bean soup -- absolutely, vegan sausage would work or no sausage or . . . it's just what's available in the fridge pretty much. Love the pumpkin coconut chicken curry suggestion, maybe for next week! I qui... Read more
Black Bean Sausage Soup
Sunday, November 26, 2017      18 comments

This one smells delish! I began by semi-defrosting a package of Octoberfest sausage, slicing into thin coins and browning in the Pam-sprayed soup pot. And then adding chopped celery, carrots and onions to soften with the sausage: transferr... Read more
Walking Together
Sunday, November 26, 2017      22 comments

ca.yahoo.com/style/walki
ng-outside-can-help-get-al
ong-family-study-finds-213
744037.html My Canadian yahoo had this interesting link today about the benefits of family (or, I imagine friends too) walking together... Read more
TMF=TMF
Saturday, November 25, 2017      22 comments

Too much food equals too much fat. Yeah. Eating too much "not my food" -- potato chips and ice cream? I know, I know. That results in too much fat. But eating too much "healthy food" -- salads and lean protein and homemade vegg... Read more
Each day is thanks giving day . . .
Friday, November 24, 2017      21 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
7gSEFRqFyEo You remember "each day is Valentine's Day"? I love Valentine's Day. Nobody sings this like Ella! Although Canadians celebrate Thanksgiving in October, I hope all my American S... Read more
Continuous Intake
Thursday, November 23, 2017      19 comments

Reading about an interesting trial in the paper where driver was found not guilty of criminal negligence. He dropped his water bottle and instinctively reached to recover it: was momentarily distracted -- probably for less than a second -- but ... Read more
Revisiting Commuting
Wednesday, November 22, 2017      24 comments

I commuted for many years. Lived in one city, worked in another. Lived in one city, went (back) to school in another. And much of that commuting was by car, me driving. Or (as a student) by bus. Now commuting into Toronto is easie... Read more
Winter POV
Monday, November 20, 2017      21 comments

I need to adopt my winter point of view. It's going to last for 6 months. We won't see leaves again until early May: typically on or about May 4. Remember that myth of Persephone with her mother Demeter in mourning for the six months of t... Read more

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