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Grateful for Medical Care AND Kindness!!
Saturday, November 16, 2019      35 comments

As it happened, DH was meeting with his ophthalmologist yesterday at the hospital clinic for a glaucoma check up and treatment. And yes, he did ask about how we "see" and his doctor confirmed -- following up on my blog topic yesterday -- that ... Read more
How We "See" . . . ????
Friday, November 15, 2019      27 comments

I've finished and DH is currently reading a fun book: The Queen's Corgi by David Michie. Both of us love books written from the point of view of a dog . . . and this one features a floppy-eared corgi, Nelson, who shares with us many more-or-le... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Check Up All Clear!!
Thursday, November 14, 2019      62 comments

That was Henry's check up yesterday with his wonderfully skilled and compassionate surgeon. She is a rock star, no kidding. And Henry was greeted at the animal hospital by everyone who'd participated in his care there: they absolutely care. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Skin Hunger
Wednesday, November 13, 2019      49 comments

Back October 5 I'd speculated that maybe some people buy expensive spa services because they're starved of self-kindness. www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6623631 And then a co... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts High Performance
Tuesday, November 12, 2019      35 comments

www.michaelneill.org/vid
eo1212/ I don't feel like I'm achieving "high performance" with my weight maintenance experiment of Intuitive Eating with a little gentle Intermittent Fasting. Nobody would mistake this 68 year ... Read more
MSU grad
Monday, November 11, 2019      28 comments

Yes, I'm a summa cum laude post-doc grad of MSU -- Making Stuff Up! And I'm finding greater peace in leaving that school of thought behind me . . . or letting those thoughts leave ME behind. Michael Neill introduced me to this idea this m... Read more
Flipping the Switch
Sunday, November 10, 2019      26 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
lJ43sXnM45w Here's part 2 of that Dr. Jason Fung interview, and he's explaining the difference between IF (intermittent fasting) and calorie restriction as a method of addressing weight control. ... Read more
Are All Calories Equally Fattening?
Saturday, November 09, 2019      27 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
RmYFq_TOcl4 This video interview with Toronto nephrologist Dr. Jason Fung presents his research indicating that no, they're not. Calories aren't equally fattening: WHEN we eat has a big impact o... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Strengthening My Trust Muscle
Friday, November 08, 2019      35 comments

So many Sparkies comment that they would like to practice intuitive eating but but but . . . it wouldn't work for them. I always believed it wouldn't work for me either. Acquiring stronger muscles in our bodies requires progressively wor... Read more
Gentle Exercise and Gentle Nutrition
Thursday, November 07, 2019      31 comments

OK. Going to complete my morning program right now. Four sets of ten full push ups, full sit ups, mountaineers (alternating knee to chest/knee to elbow) and squats. Plus my head to toe stretch and balance routine. Which is defi... Read more
When Dawns are Dark and Dreary . . .
Wednesday, November 06, 2019      28 comments

When dawns are dark and dreary And days no promise bring When every cloud is weary Set out to meet the spring When every cloud is weary Set out to meet the spring! This was a round we sang at Girl Guides and I have always loved it... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What a Big Dog!!
Tuesday, November 05, 2019      44 comments

DH on Sunday morning, preparing his very special scrambled eggs with sharp cheddar. And Henry, keenly attentive!! What a big dog he is at... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Worst Memory
Monday, November 04, 2019      28 comments

nationalpost.com/health/
eternal-sunshine-of-the-sp
otless-mind This article from the Saturday National Post really intrigued me. Most of us have at least a few really bad memories. Something that happened to u... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Extra" Hour!!
Sunday, November 03, 2019      36 comments

As we "fall back" into standard time, I always feel like I got an extra hour. And . . . so far this morning I've Crazy-Glued the hem on a pair of taupe leather pants (which I'd thought I'd lost in the reno purge to the thrift store) and s... Read more
Lazy lazy lazy
Saturday, November 02, 2019      26 comments

Just not feeling like doing much today. I've finished up the laundry . . . just waiting for towels to dry. And I've moved all of the "fall" stuff out of my closet. Shifted in some woollier stuff -- it's getting pretty cold here and ... Read more

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