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Celebrating with clothes instead of food? Shout out to SANDICANE!
Tuesday, March 17, 2015      27 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5894381 SANDICANE's fun blog today is riffing on St Patrick's Day: and her choice of celebrating with green tea instead of green beer! Which leads he... Read more
In Just Spring
Monday, March 16, 2015      25 comments

"when the world is puddle-wonderful" wrote e.e. cummings. And: it is "just spring" here . . .... Read more
Dementia and Nutrition
Sunday, March 15, 2015      26 comments

Saw a Yahoo article this morning basically stating that initial onset of dementia can be postponed and progress of dementia can be slowed by careful attention to nutrition. No need to provide the link: it's a long article and doesn't tell u... Read more
A big fat surprise? Not so much
Saturday, March 14, 2015      23 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
globe-debate/a-big-fat-sur
prise-for-dietary-dogma/ar
ticle23440389/ You can bet that DH loved this article this morning by one of our fave Globe and Mail writers, Margaret Wente: "A big fa... Read more
Fresh Raspberries
Friday, March 13, 2015      29 comments

If I had to choose just one fruit, I think it might be raspberries. They are beautiful. They smell great. They taste terrific. This morning I had a cupful of fresh raspberries with orange Greek yogourt (fat and sugar free... Read more
Letting it all hang out . . .
Thursday, March 12, 2015      24 comments

. . . was a mantra of the 60s, remember?? Bill Eddy (and I'm taking a training course in the Bill Eddy method of addressing high conflict relationships) teaches three skills: 1. thinking flexibly; 2. managing emotions; 3. moderat... Read more
What Do You Do Because You're Happy?? Thanks JSTETSER!!
Wednesday, March 11, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5890883 Really loved this JSTETSER blog today -- and you will too!! I am another Sparky who is happy most of the time . . . and apparently always... Read more
New Batteries: The Scales Fall From My Eyes . . .
Tuesday, March 10, 2015      29 comments

After work I took my miracle scale (which appeared to have functioned for over 10 years without batteries) to the hardware store. And I called upon the "guys" -- the hardware store expert helpers -- for advice. The first guy wanted to sel... Read more
Bathroom Scales
Monday, March 09, 2015      22 comments

Gahh. They have me "back up" the 2.5 pounds that finally disappeared. And DH is complaining also about fluctuation in weigh-ins that don't seem merited based upon nutrition and exercise. Since so many people have pointed out that ... Read more
Treat Now! Shout Out to BESSHAILE!
Sunday, March 08, 2015      25 comments

BESSHAILE is writing today about treats: and what a treat her blog is! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5889068 We need to treat ourselves well, of course we do. And the on... Read more
Selfie Stick
Saturday, March 07, 2015      18 comments

OK, then: did everybody but me know that the selfie stick is a thing? www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/relationships/what-ou
r-selfie-sticks-say-about-
us/article23288643/ There are some pretty high-tech ones wi... Read more
In an instant . . .
Friday, March 06, 2015      23 comments

In an instant life can change irrevocably. Permanently. I was at a dinner meeting last evening with a group of colleagues. There was a business component. A social component. And it was all great fun. Until: one person tripped.... Read more
High Conflict: Bill Eddy Method
Thursday, March 05, 2015      21 comments

A lot of the work I do is "high conflict". I like to joke (!) that if every file involves four people (two lawyers, two parties) then it's highly likely one of them has a personality disorder which generates high conflict. And: I try hard for ... Read more
Dear Resilient and Forgiving Body! SHOUT OUT to ONEKIDSMOM
Wednesday, March 04, 2015      19 comments

Just loved ONEKIDSMOM's blog today, Dear Body! www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
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al.asp?blog_id=5886717 She's celebrating how good she feels as a fit strong healthy person -- after many years o... Read more
Fraud!!
Tuesday, March 03, 2015      27 comments

Yup, there it is, my undeserved February 2015 Trivia A student award. And I'm a fraud. An imposter!! Which makes me think more generally about imposter syndrome -- something a lot of women (in particular) seem to suffer from. ... Read more

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