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Junior Puppy Obedience!
Sunday, October 20, 2019      28 comments

Henry passed and got his graduation certificate yesterday!! I was proud of him, for sure -- the stand/stay, around and get in commands were the most difficult for him but he did them all. His sit, stay, down, wait, come commands are more reliab... Read more
Better Than Turkey Dinner . . . .
Saturday, October 19, 2019      35 comments

Yes, I made a turkey dinner for Canadian Thanksgiving -- in my typically lazy fashion. Frozen prestuffed turkey. Baked potatoes and sweet potatoes. Wild rice from the packet for DH who prefers it. Roasted veggies (celery, Brussels sprouts, c... Read more
Shiny Boots!!
Wednesday, October 16, 2019      37 comments

DH has always bought himself good quality shoes and then taken excellent care of them . . . shoe trees between wearings, new lifts, new soles (there... Read more
Responsive Proactivity and Intuitive Eating!
Tuesday, October 15, 2019      25 comments

OK then . . . lots of syllables in THAT header. But yesterday at the golf course I was thinking about how Michael Neill's concept of "responsive proactivity" works in the context of my intuitive eating experiment. The golf course was ... Read more
Work/Life and Responsive Proactivity
Monday, October 14, 2019      25 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ Ohhhhhh, I am so glad that (at the suggestion of a Sparkie friend) I subscribed to Michael Neill's Monday Caffeine for the Soul emails. He offers so much -- a blog, a video, a podcast. An... Read more
We Are Maple!!
Sunday, October 13, 2019      24 comments

The sun is shining . . . just like that song about blue skies shining above!! and I'm feeling so much better today. Many thanks to Sparkie friends... Read more
Heading to the Gym
Saturday, October 12, 2019      36 comments

Laundry done. No obedience class for Henry today -- it's Canadian Thanksgiving weekend and other pups quite likely not available because of holiday travel!! I am going to get to the gym. And work out a few kinks -- physical and... Read more
Effortless Change
Friday, October 11, 2019      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
Gl323egGzzM&feature=youtu.be Yes, Michael Neill is promoting purchase of a new short course ("Living Insightfully") in this brief video clip. And no, I'm not buying. But: I still thought t... Read more
What Colour is Your Pool Noodle???
Thursday, October 10, 2019      22 comments

(With apologies to . . . the much more heroic and efforting . . . "What Colour is Your Parachute?") ONEKIDSMOM's response to the Path of the Soul blog yesterday: "Love that image: " resting in the stream of life". I am visualizing myse... Read more
The Path of the Soul
Wednesday, October 09, 2019      25 comments

www.michaelneill.org/vid
eo1207/ Yup, there is such a rich abundance of resources out there. And if resilience has been recently redefined and relocated as requiring and rewarding our ability to drawn upon resource... Read more
Amy Johnson with Lydia Wente
Tuesday, October 08, 2019      25 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
C-DJL76qDt0 I've really enjoyed "meeting" Amy Johnson on various webinars. And this one (despite its length and the rather over-the-top energy of interviewer Lydia Wente) felt more accessible to... Read more
Intention
Monday, October 07, 2019      22 comments

What's amazing to me is that when I embark on a new direction, and put that intention out there "into the universe", an abundance of information makes itself known to me. I'm open to learning more. But also letting go of control. ... Read more
Late Bloom!
Sunday, October 06, 2019      27 comments

I love morning glories -- specifically, the old-fashioned type called "Heavenly Blue". And I've been growing morning glory vines on a pyramid ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts It's Not So Hard!!
Saturday, October 05, 2019      36 comments

A short excerpt from a Spark message I'd sent to a good Spark friend recently, musing about the pressures of perfectionism . . . "I DO think that we've been socialized to believe that every worthy accomplishment is the result of "disciplin... Read more
Brave or Perfect?
Friday, October 04, 2019      27 comments

I've heard it said recently that we raise our sons to be brave. And we raise our daughters to be perfect. And I've been thinking about that saying in the context of intuitive eating and body kindness. My instinctive reaction was . .. .... Read more

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