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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Don't Ever Get Used to the Miracles
Friday, April 17, 2020      43 comments

Yesterday I was listening to Michael Neill and Robert Holden talking about Spiritual Resilience during the pandemic: and it was pretty interesting. May come back to that topic for further exploration. But: what really intrigued was a rela... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Puppy Wuppy Playtime
Thursday, April 16, 2020      56 comments

Oh my goodness. Such silliness!! Puppy wuppy playtime has become our new daily pandemic ritual. Because of course dear Henry cannot play with other dogs at the moment. Because we're told that social distancing of our dogs is really impor... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Experiment of One!!
Wednesday, April 15, 2020      25 comments

As always, I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog about intuitive eating in a pandemic. Because of course each person's experience with food (and so much else) is unique. Even though our need for trust and for kindness is (prob... Read more
Does Intuitive Eating Matter in a Global Pandemic?
Tuesday, April 14, 2020      28 comments

A Sparkie Friend who's been experimenting with intuitive eating messaged me with a question: THE question which prevented me from trying IE for years and years and years. Because I really believed that if I did not diet -- if I did not track ev... Read more
White Breasted Nuthatch
Monday, April 13, 2020      34 comments

Nuthatches do characteristically go head first down a tree trunk!! [not my own image] ca.video.search.yahoo.co
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Speaking Moistly
Sunday, April 12, 2020      32 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
slK5IY_GJzI OK, we can all use a giggle in these times . . . and here's Canadian Prime Minister Justin Trudeau at his April 7 daily COVID-19 briefing, using the terribly unfortunate phrase "sp... Read more
Energy reZooms!
Saturday, April 11, 2020      27 comments

Yes, I was low energy yesterday: after a relatively sleepless night Thursday and dealing with some not-great news as best as possible. And: I did not push myself. Just treated it as "weather" and did not take it too much to heart. ... Read more
Hello in There
Friday, April 10, 2020      30 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
OVhA01J0Zsg John Prine has passed away recently. Yes, COVID-19 and at a relatively young age 73. But not without leaving us with this song for our times. A bit melancholy? A remin... Read more
Bardo
Thursday, April 09, 2020      27 comments

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rdo This morning in my Globe I read a short article about an inspiring Toronto emergency doctor who's the wellness leader in his hospital and who posts a daily video to support his team. He ... Read more
Thank You!!
Wednesday, April 08, 2020      25 comments

I felt immeasurably buoyed and supported by your kind messages yesterday wishing me a happy birthday. Thank you!! The work pace continues to be relentless with lots of awkwardness slowing down accomplishment of the simplest tasks -- but I... Read more
The Triumph of Hope Over Experience!!
Tuesday, April 07, 2020      45 comments

Yes, it was Samuel Johnson quoted by his biographer James Boswell who said that about second marriages!! And . . . I've seen lots of second marriages (including my own) which fully justify and even exceed that hope. So the responses to... Read more
A Life-Changing Experience
Monday, April 06, 2020      34 comments

From my Globe this morning (a personal essay by a Vancouver doctor who was infected with COVID-19 while skiing in Austria, and has since self-isolated and recovered): "When you have a life changing experience, let it change your life." ... Read more
The Battle Metaphor
Sunday, April 05, 2020      28 comments

If you are self-isolating from COVID-19 related articles, this is not the blog for you . . . so please just skip it. You're not a captive cashier at a check out! No worries if you are a regular commentator here: I'm exploring an idea or two wh... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Susan Pinker and Cashier Chat
Saturday, April 04, 2020      43 comments

Dr. Susan Pinker is the psychologist whose research on social connection has underscored how important face-to-face interaction is to longevity. Women have lived longer than men in almost all societies because, even in a digital age, they... Read more
Totally Stucked Up!
Friday, April 03, 2020      31 comments

Oh yeah. Yesterday was a totally stucked up day . . . . and yes, I know that's not grammatical but by "stucked up" I mean in the sense of being stuck . . . as per yesterday's blog. Never have I appreciated my wonderful work colleague... Read more

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