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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Heartfelt
Sunday, March 08, 2020      27 comments

www.michaelneill.org/pod
cast/ I like Michael Neill's most recent podcast in his Caffeine for the Soul series. He actually calls it Heartfelt v Bullsh#t, and he's thinking about an experience recounted by his mentor and... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts No more plastic surgery . . .
Saturday, March 07, 2020      60 comments

ca.yahoo.com/style/jane-
fonda-82-plastic-surgery-v
ow-131139461.html A little piece on Yahoo Style this morning (the link may or may not work for you, it's Canada) discloses that Jane Fonda vows not to have any MORE p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Ten Ways To Have a Better Conversation
Friday, March 06, 2020      29 comments

www.ted.com/talks/celest
e_headlee_10_ways_to_have_
a_better_conversation This is a short TED talk by Celeste Headlee, who says she uses the same techniques for professional interviewing (she's a radio journalist) and... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Up Mood!!
Thursday, March 05, 2020      49 comments

Yesterday on our lunch time walk Henry and I heard a robin singing -- and then saw it winging across the street to take up a perch high on a roof. Unmistakeable!! On March 4th, this would be very very early for this part of the world. An... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Tractable
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      45 comments

“A culture fixated on female thinness is not an obsession about female beauty, but an obsession about female obedience. Dieting is the most potent political sedative in women’s history; a quietly mad population is a tractable one.” ― Naomi Wo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Intutiive Eating: Ready to Ditch Diets?
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      31 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2020/02/27/ar
e-we-finally-ready-to-ditc
h-diets.html Yesterday's Toronto Star had a great article about intuitive eating, asking whether we are finally ready to ditch diets. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts The Default Setting
Monday, March 02, 2020      50 comments

This Is Water, wrote David Foster Wallace. Like a fish in water, our "default setting" is something so normal to us, something we take for granted at such an unconscious level, that we are typically unaware of it. And towards the end of th... Read more
This Is Water
Sunday, March 01, 2020      26 comments

web.ics.purdue.edu/~drke
lly/DFWKenyonAddress2005.pdf Everybody's heard of David Foster Wallace except me, right? And everybody's heard of his famous 2005 commencement address at Kenyon College? Entitled, "This is Water... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Sam McGee
Friday, February 28, 2020      32 comments

www.poetryfoundation.org
/poems/45081/the-cremation
-of-sam-mcgee My ancient station wagon (2007, the kayak racks on top are probably its most valuable part) is a wonderful car. With snow tires and 4WD, just what I n... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Nose for News!
Thursday, February 27, 2020      38 comments

Lotsa snow here. And when DH went looking for the newspaper at the end of the driveway this morning, he couldn't see a thing. But but but: Henry to the rescue!! With this keen nose, he instantly knew exactly where to dig down, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Weather!
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      32 comments

Yup, into an extreme weather patch here. Winter is back with a vengeance . . . snow snow snow today, tomorrow, and until Monday. We're being warned to stay off the roads as much as possible. Internal weather? Also stormy. Oh yeah.... Read more
Shout out to MARINGAL! Yup, ME too!!
Tuesday, February 25, 2020      31 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6655333 There are lots of MARINGAL fans here -- she writes such thoughtful and wise blogs, and so elegantly expressed. Her most recent blog, ME, ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Cardinals!!
Sunday, February 23, 2020      36 comments

Cardinals stay all winter in my neighbourhood. They're not particularly active . . . and their feathers (both male and female) are rather subdue... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Henry Joy
Saturday, February 22, 2020      51 comments

Henry (my 8 month old golden retriever) is the epitome of joy in the moment. He lets life live him. When I got him up this morning, he greeted me exuberantly. Wag wag wag in a blur, on his hind legs. Kisses! Brought me a personally-select... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts To A Skylark, With Apologies to Percy Bysshe Shelley!
Friday, February 21, 2020      40 comments

We look before and after, And pine for what is not . . . Yes, that's good ol' Percy Bysshe Shelley, a little excerpt from his incredibl... Read more

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