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Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Diversity and Happiness!!
Sunday, December 27, 2020      32 comments

Diversity makes us happier!! That Messiah/Complex performance I posted about yesterday celebrates cultural diversity from a uniquely Canadian p... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Messiah Complex
Saturday, December 26, 2020      35 comments

Do Canadians really suffer from the Messiah Complex? That always deluded belief -- a particular occupational hazard for both pastors and psychologists -- that we know how to save the world? If people would just listen to us? And conform to our... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts A Christmas Gift of Hope
Friday, December 25, 2020      60 comments

My dear sister sent me the following message, based upon University of Toronto research collated by a professor of pharmacy, to lift our spirits during this COVID Christmas when the pandemic is raging more fiercely than ever. Yes yes yes: the ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Shortage of Spark Points!
Thursday, December 24, 2020      45 comments

I'd love to send each and every Sparkie friend a goodie and best wishes this holiday season -- and my optimistic expectation that 2021 will be a very much better year, coming right up!! But . . . I haven't been diligent in amassing Spark po... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Hyperpalatable Foods/Hyperpalatable Facts
Friday, August 21, 2020      53 comments

What makes manufactured fast food hyperpalatable? Fast food is extra tasty because it relies upon a manufactured synergy among its artificially combined components -- fat, sodium, sugar and carbohydrates -- which just doesn't occur in natur... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Fast Food/Fast Facts
Thursday, August 20, 2020      32 comments

Riffing upon a recent exchange by Spark Message with a Sparkie friend . . . thanks, MTN_KITTEN!! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=MTN%5FKITTEN There was a time for our ancestors, not so very long ago, when feedin... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts My Right to My Opinion!!
Wednesday, August 19, 2020      31 comments

Each of us lucky enough to live in a functioning democracy has a right to vote in our respective jurisdictions. But more important than that right: a reciprocal responsibility to vote. Some people suffered, some people died to preserve ou... Read more
The goodness and the grace . . .
Tuesday, August 18, 2020      27 comments

www.npr.org/2020/08/17/9
03392407/read-michelle-oba
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ic-national-convention A number of you commented on my blog yesterday that you are already good people who already treat everyone with ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Twice as Kind
Monday, August 17, 2020      35 comments

ca.yahoo.com/news/people
-color-learn-young-age-110
020465.html This article really struck me this morning. It's about racism in a time of pandemic. It's about how BIPOC (Black, Indigenous, People of Colo... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts That's OUR Dog!!
Sunday, August 16, 2020      46 comments

"So. How virtuous were you?" asks BESSHAILE. Uh, NOT so virtuous!! DH returned from the golf course after a leisurely (and I hope, distanced) lunch on the outdoor patio . . . And he did not instantly notice and loudly appreciate a... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Such Virtue!!
Saturday, August 15, 2020      37 comments

Got up lateish (7:20 am) but still made the seniors' grocery run . . . wearing my new shark face mask. SOOOOO cute!! And when I got home: DH had departed for Saturday morning golf with the guys. Clearly in a big hurry . . . . without havi... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts What Is Intuitive Eating?
Friday, August 14, 2020      52 comments

www.outsideonline.com/23
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ting Really liked this "gift" from KALIGIRL . . . a great article summarizing IE and offering four "how tos" if you've been thinking about giving it a try. 1. ... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts "Engage Your Core" -- You're SO right, MOLLIEMAC!!
Wednesday, August 12, 2020      50 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge.asp?id=MOLLIEMAC Not so long ago, I wrote a blog about how much my morning stretch and balance routine (AFTER my body weight exercises) can improve my outlook for the whole day. Yeah, not ju... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Self Improvement
Tuesday, August 11, 2020      41 comments

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al.asp?blog_id=6694882 Yesterday's short "bonus blog" was just a cut and paste of a comment I'd left on Sparkie friend DSHONEYC's bog about her feelings of "weight g... Read more
Intuitive Eating . . . Bonus Blog!!
Monday, August 10, 2020      20 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=6694693 A great Sparkie Friend recently posted a blog with a link about intuitive eating -- mentioning me. But: she's feeling guilty because her weigh... Read more

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