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Survivor's Guilt: Shout Out to JEANKNEE
Sunday, May 26, 2019      27 comments

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al.asp?blog_id=6592922 Our beloved Sparkie Friend JEANKNEE is dealing with a lot: physically and psychically too. Finally, and after much searching and drawin... Read more
Resilience
Saturday, May 25, 2019      29 comments

There's a great long article in my Saturday Globe and Mail newspaper on resilience which I cannot link here, unfortunately. Fostering resilience has been, of course, a hot topic in the self-help world recently. We SHOULD be more resilient... Read more
The Golden Rule -- Gloria Steinem
Friday, May 24, 2019      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
AWfhAFZ5yos Yes yes yes: it's important to be kind. And to do unto others as we would have them do unto us. But: says Gloria Steinem, for many women the golden rule might need to be ... Read more
KINDNESS -- SHOUT OUT TO JEANKNEE
Thursday, May 23, 2019      26 comments

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al.asp?blog_id=6592276 JEANKNEE's recent blog introduced me to a writer new to me: Mary Anne Radmacher. JEANKNEE includes a poster picture of this quotation: ... Read more
Recess Walk
Wednesday, May 22, 2019      23 comments

Yesterday's recess walk was gorgeous -- and a bit longer than usual. DH opted to join me, so great conversation too while we checked out the new leaves and spring flowers and birds. Today? Stress in the forecast PLUS rain very likely -- i... Read more
Gorgeous Day Coming Right Up!
Tuesday, May 21, 2019      29 comments

I could smell the hyacinths blooming in the garden as I headed up the driveway to fetch my newspaper even before the sun was up. And now the sky is blue blue blue with golden sunshine pouring down on the green green green grass. May. ... Read more
All At Once!!
Monday, May 20, 2019      32 comments

Finally finally finally we got out yesterday for a wildflower walk in the woods. We generally make multiple visits over several weekends begin... Read more
Dinner in the Dining Room!!
Sunday, May 19, 2019      28 comments

Last evening son and daughter were both here for first family dinner in the freshly painted dining room -- using the "good" china from the restored china cabinet (glass shelves, lighting) and a new very pretty table cloth exactly the buttery sha... Read more
Looong Weekend!
Saturday, May 18, 2019      28 comments

It doesn't seem long ago that we took a four-day Easter weekend -- during which we worked valiantly filling the third dumpster and reorganizing our house. But here we are again, the first "official" summer long weekend of the year in Canad... Read more
How to Be Supportive
Friday, May 17, 2019      26 comments

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Refocus on hunger signals . . .
Thursday, May 16, 2019      28 comments

With the great intuitive eating experiment of one, I have found in recent days I've been distracted from my primary focus. And that primary focus is paying attention to hunger. Eating when hungry. Stopping just before I'm full . . . ... Read more
Learning New Stuff
Wednesday, May 15, 2019      30 comments

I've been doing my current job for quite a long time now: several decades (I went back to school in my 40s). But recently I've embarked on a whole new area, to cover off for a younger colleague on maternity leave. And although it's somewhat sca... Read more
Transition Home
Tuesday, May 14, 2019      26 comments

So many of you remember that wonderful shake the sillies out song . . . and so many of you already knew about shaking to release stress!! I gave it a try yesterday when I got home from work and really liked the way it made me feel. Kind o... Read more
Shaking it out?
Monday, May 13, 2019      23 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
FUEMAIJ-QE0 Has anybody here tried shaking as a method of releasing stress? We know that animals put into a situation of fear where they cannot flee or fight will freeze: and then after the... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!!!
Sunday, May 12, 2019      23 comments

Some of us are biological mothers . . . and others mother in a variety of ways. Quiet support for some of our children's "under mothered" friends. Or reciprocally filling in some of the mothering deficits our own friends may have experienced, ... Read more

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