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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Strong, Flexible, Balanced with a Good Heart
Sunday, January 20, 2019      34 comments

At the gym yesterday, I began with vigorous cardio on the elliptical trainer, for the health of my heart. And then headed for the weights machines: working on my strength, moving sequentially through seven machines focused on my upper body... Read more
Leonard Cohen, The Flame
Saturday, January 19, 2019      29 comments

I've been going to libraries pretty much all my life -- starting as a very little person taken in my stroller (and yes, I can remember some of these trips). When as a six year old I became very afraid of dogs (my morning solo treks to piano les... Read more
When Death Comes: as it has to Mary Oliver
Friday, January 18, 2019      29 comments

One of American's greatest poets has died at age 83. Death has come to her . . . and she didn't simply visit this world. She made so much that was particular and real. When Death Comes When death comes like the hungry bear... Read more
Drinking Collagen
Thursday, January 17, 2019      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2019/01/15/ca
n-drinking-collagen-slow-d
own-aging-and-boost-other-
functions.html I'm certainly concerned about bone density: and so this article about drinking collagen ca... Read more
Grateful for the Kindness
Wednesday, January 16, 2019      21 comments

What a fierce bunch of protective friends I feel I have here at Spark People. Somebody hurt my feelings?? And you're all rallying around to comfort and console me. Thank you!! I cannot say how much I appreciate you!! And yes, with your h... Read more
Refusing to Feel Rebuked!!
Tuesday, January 15, 2019      32 comments

Oh yeah. My renovator guy clearly is NOT impressed with my house keeping/lack of same. And made a few comments yesterday which left me initially feeling rebuked. Oh well oh well oh well. I can choose how I characterize th... Read more
The Toss-Out Continues
Monday, January 14, 2019      32 comments

Yesterday, I focused on packing up the remaining few items in dear son's old room which he wanted us to keep -- which did not take long. Mostly books and some music. He had stuffed as much as possible into his brand new truck for the post-Chri... Read more
No Diet Approach
Sunday, January 13, 2019      30 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/food-and-wine/article
-the-big-diet-this-year-co
uld-be-no-diet-at-all/ I've always WISHED that I could eat "intuitively" -- that's been my fantasy -- and absolutely have always realiz... Read more
At the Gym Today . . .
Saturday, January 12, 2019      22 comments

I did my cardio (elliptical) and my upper and lower body strength training, then engaged in a lengthy stretch routine in our "quiet" room. There was a lady there, grey-haired and fit, who was also working through her balance routine at the ... Read more
Balance
Friday, January 11, 2019      20 comments

Really enjoyed all of your responses on my "bone density" blog yesterday concerning our universal desire not to fall and not to break any bones!. Clearly many of us here are concerned about balance, and I found this article about elderly Chinese... Read more
Density Feed-Back
Thursday, January 10, 2019      24 comments

Thanks for the great additional information derived from comments yesterday -- much appreciated!! It's always my preference to manage health issues without medication if possible . . . but some of you have had positive experience with the alte... Read more
Staying Warm (and Keeping the Bones Dense!)
Wednesday, January 09, 2019      33 comments

Yesterday after my recess walk in my bright red down parka I had a quick doctor's appointment to review the results of my bone density scan. Not so good: still at risk of more fractures. And: I had to confess to her that I had STOPPED taki... Read more
Brrrrrr --- I Can "Bear" It!!
Tuesday, January 08, 2019      29 comments

It was cold cold cold here yesterday -- but I still got out for a recess walk in my bright red parka. I am sure even the bears were envious!! I remembered AA MIlnes' Furry Bear poem -- a fave from my childhood -- and found it with google... Read more
OK Then: Equanimity Recovered!!
Monday, January 07, 2019      32 comments

At least for now, anyhow. I've got to expect (and I DO expect) that the renovations will feel overwhelming from time to time. But: it's "weather". And peaceful confidence is just one thought away. Plus the relative peace and tranqui... Read more
Choices Choices Choices
Sunday, January 06, 2019      27 comments

Oh my. How can people enjoy this process?? Deciding on paint colours, floor finishes, appliances . . . on and on and on. I know: shoulda been done multiple times over the 30 + years we have lived in this shabby house. But: the... Read more

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