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Money CAN Buy Happiness . . .
Monday, April 23, 2018      31 comments

www.thestar.com/life/rel
ationships/advice/2018/04/
23/actually-money-can-buy-
happiness.html I liked this article by Neil Pasricha! If we spend our money on learning new skills, on social time with friends a... Read more
Moderation is a fatal thing . . . Oscar Wilde
Sunday, April 22, 2018      25 comments

"Prosecco": believe me, I had no intention of being all trendy and wine-experty because no no no: that's not us at all. Prosecco for us is just an inexpensive dry bubbly: and of course once you open the bottle you've gotta finish it so we... Read more
Too Much Prosecco
Saturday, April 21, 2018      23 comments

. . . AND too many nuts for Friday night supper last night!! Oh well oh well oh well. I've had a very late breakfast/brunch. Egg white omelette with plenty of yellow bell pepper and cilantro, a tiny piece of herbed goat cheese and a ... Read more
Learning New Stuff . . .
Friday, April 20, 2018      24 comments

. . . keeps my brain ticking over. And yesterday I attended an excellent workshop on new approaches for divorcing couples which was really inspiring. Divorce (or separation of cohabiting couples) is so very painful and complex for mos... Read more
Recess Walk
Thursday, April 19, 2018      23 comments

Yesterday was my first opportunity for some exercise since the ice storm hit -- work has been frantic, driving really tough and walking precarious -- so I really enjoyed my lunch time walk. It's still really snowy here but streets passable... Read more
What a WONDERFUL Spark People Community!!
Wednesday, April 18, 2018      21 comments

Oh my you folks "get" it!! Many many thanks for the supportive response to my All Clear blog yesterday. True friends are those who rejoice in the good news!! And: lots of true friends here! Yes yes yes: I do have a new spring i... Read more
All Clear!!
Tuesday, April 17, 2018      42 comments

Nope, not the weather . . . not yet (although I did see a 3 second glimmer of sunshine today). My recent mammo. Yup, 9 years post breast cancer surgery (and two intervening "scare" mammos, needing further testing/biopsies) this one w... Read more
Freezing Rain . . .
Monday, April 16, 2018      24 comments

, , , continues here. DH had stubbornly headed to Toronto early Saturday morning despite the forecast because he thought it important to keep a commitment: and ended up staying there overnight. I snagged a room for him at our fave place just ar... Read more
An Economy of Accolades
Sunday, April 15, 2018      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
opinion/article-a-radical-
uptick-in-social-media-use
-has-produced-an-economy-of-praise/ The Hungry Brain provides the neuroscience to demonstrate that our brains easily get addicted to... Read more
Bonus Blog: Pumpkin Peanut Mango Ice Storm Soup!!
Saturday, April 14, 2018      15 comments

They're calling this an "historic" ice storm up here in the wilds of Ontario, affecting driving from Windsor in the south west (adjacent to Detroit) right across the province to Ottawa in the north east, our nation's capital. We may lose power.... Read more
Freezing Rain
Saturday, April 14, 2018      24 comments

Gahhhhhhhh! I can hear the ice pellets hammering my sky light on the third floor. Just spent over an hour on the phone yakking with my dear sister: we were planning to get together today but both decided that the driving (half way is an hour fo... Read more
Episodic Future Thinking . . . Spring Fabrics!!
Friday, April 13, 2018      22 comments

I do love my "winter" leathers -- and yes, I've got some "transitional" spring leather jackets that are more pastel in colour for when my spirits say spring but the weather (still snowing and raining and there's freezing rain forecast tomorrow) ... Read more
Outsmarting The Hungry Brain
Thursday, April 12, 2018      23 comments

Stephan Guyenet ends his book with a series of strategies for both nations and individuals to address the obesity epidemic. Public health measures frankly don't seem to be too effective. Posting nutrition information on foods? Countermark... Read more
The Evolutionary Brain and Modern Manufactured Food
Wednesday, April 11, 2018      23 comments

One of the highlights of The Hungry Brain by Stephan Guyenet is his analysis -- spread over several chapters -- of our evolutionary brain in the context of the contemporary food environment: all those hyperpalatable, cheap and readily available ... Read more
The Chemistry of Seduction: Guyenet
Tuesday, April 10, 2018      22 comments

From birth onwards, we learn just about everything we do beyond breathing and crying. We learn to walk, smile, talk, read . . . . and the learning process is slow and incremental. Because food is so important for our survival, it's a powerful... Read more

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