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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Just a glorious sunny day . . . .
Wednesday, February 12, 2020      43 comments

. . . . and not too chilly: just at freezing. And I really enjoyed a lunch time walk with both DH and Henry! Henry loves the snow, which is a bit crunchy at the moment (although we will get fresh snowfalls tomorrow . . . ). He was ... Read more
More MHFA
Tuesday, February 11, 2020      30 comments

As always, I really enjoyed the responses to yesterday's blog on mental health first aid training. For some of you it was "old hat" and for others (as for me) a brand new concept. In Ontario we used to have huge institutions where ... Read more
MHFA
Monday, February 10, 2020      32 comments

www.ontarioshores.ca/edu
cation/mentalhealthfirstaid Reading my Globe and Mail Business section this morning, in an article advising managers on how to deal with stressed-out employees, I came across a reference to Menta... Read more
Gloves!!
Sunday, February 09, 2020      29 comments

It's not even mid-February!! It's cold cold cold cold cold!! And DH does NOT have furry paws like Henry. DH wears his galoshes (over his shoes) from about November 1st through April 30th. Mammoth insulated galoshes (I found them f... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shout Out to 1CRAZYDOG!!
Saturday, February 08, 2020      30 comments

Aren't we lucky to receive 1CRAZYDOG's quotations on our Spark Pages daily?? And this recent contribution really resonated with me: "To understand the unimportance of worrying . . . . try to remember what you were worried about on this... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shout Out to OVERORKEDJANET!! More Happiness!
Friday, February 07, 2020      32 comments

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=3536734 Yes, OVERWORKEDJANET actually went to the trouble of posting that pumpkin soup recipe -- with an interesting lentil pasta variation -- on Spark Recipes yest... Read more
Morning Happiness
Thursday, February 06, 2020      30 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ The link is to Michael Neill's recent podcasts -- and the one that really speaks to me -- an incorrigible optimist -- is a bit down the list: "Morning Happiness". He describes the ... Read more
All Outta Supper Soup . ..
Wednesday, February 05, 2020      24 comments

. . . and it's only Wednesday! I've been generously sharing with DH. (He is required to express enthusiastic appreciation if he's helping himself to a bowl of "my" soup.) The turkey with mushrooms is finished. And so I'm think... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts International Golden Retriever Day!!
Monday, February 03, 2020      37 comments

1CRAZYDOG tells me -- it's International Golden Retriever Day!! YAY!! And: Henry is also 8 months old today! We had a glorious recess walk in the golden sunshine . . . it's so mild out there. And I heard lots and lots of gold... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weighing In
Sunday, February 02, 2020      32 comments

Really since I've been working the intuitive eating/intermittent fasting/body kindness approach, I have not weighed often in the past year . . . The home scales, which were never reliable, have been banished to the basement. And I've not used ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Right Remedy at the Right Time
Saturday, February 01, 2020      34 comments

It's February 1st and Henry will be 8 months old February 3rd. Henry absolutely is a feisty dog. His self-confidence and swagger are part of what got him through a pretty traumatic start to life. Part of his irresistible charm. We don't e... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Vibrissae: Shout Out To JHADZHIA!!
Friday, January 31, 2020      33 comments

JHADZHIA is one of my very favourite Sparkies -- and I know her comments are much valued by many others in our community. She shares my love of all things dog: and she's an absolute fount of knowledge on dog topics (and many others too!!)... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts I Move, Therefore I Am
Thursday, January 30, 2020      39 comments

Riffing on Descartes, of course: Cogito ergo sum. I think, therefore I am. And thinking is a good thing of course it is. But not so much the kind of thinking that projects regrets from the past, fears for the future, onto the presen... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hair Cut!
Wednesday, January 29, 2020      37 comments

Isn't it amazing what a lift a new hair cut can give!! I've had the same hair dresser for well over 35 years . . . following him from location to location as he's moved his salon. He's a great hair dresser AND he's one of my favourite peop... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Gentle Exercise and the Don't Wannas
Tuesday, January 28, 2020      29 comments

With respect to my intuitive eating and intermittent fasting program, I'd promised myself that if and when I wanted to eat when I wasn't hungry or beyond satiety, I would NOT double down with excessive discipline. No "hunger is not an emergency... Read more

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