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Prescription Meds and Depression: the Julie Holland Perspective
Monday, April 06, 2015      29 comments

Never was a fan of the Oprah show or even OWN, but O magazine is pretty much the only mag I read semi-regularly. I picked up a copy of the April 2015 issue which has at page 71 a review of a new book by psychiatrist Julie Holland MD called "Moo... Read more
Charlie Emerg
Sunday, April 05, 2015      30 comments

Dear old Charlie our beloved golden retriever is soon 11 and we're very aware that he's getting older. He hasn't been able to climb the stairs to the third floor for about 6 months, and within the last month or so has also stopped going ev... Read more
Salsa Soup: It's a Spicy Life!!
Saturday, April 04, 2015      24 comments

Simmered a big pot of salsa soup this morning while running through three loads of laundry, reading the newspaper, and enjoying a Greek egg white omelette (feta, mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes) with multiple cups of great coffee. Ahhhhhhhh... Read more
Snowdrops!
Friday, April 03, 2015      21 comments

We're having some roof work done at the back of our big old house: it's steep and scary, and there's sheet metal flashing still to be installed at the base of one of the chimne... Read more
What to Say When You Talk to Yourself
Thursday, April 02, 2015      25 comments

This book by Shad Helmstetter is a big fave of Steve Siebold. So, inspired by SANDICANE (who bought it and loved it) I located a copy on Amazon and am beginning to read. And so far, it's interesting. And it's a book I'm pretty sure I'... Read more
Wearing Our Resilience
Wednesday, April 01, 2015      25 comments

Resilience is something of a current buzz word. It's replaced, possibly, the formerly-favoured meme of self-esteem in the popular lexicon. Self-esteem we now know not being something we can pour over our own heads, like chocolate syrup over a ... Read more
Eat 'Em Up So They're All Gone????
Tuesday, March 31, 2015      25 comments

Just remembering a pretty old impulse that doesn't resurface all that often any more: namely, to eat up the tempting food. So that it will be gone. And stop tempting me. Eat up all the potato chips. Eat up all the cookies. Eat up all the ... Read more
Getting the Cold Shoulder!!
Monday, March 30, 2015      26 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2015/03/30/th
e-cold-winter-may-have-bee
n-good-for-you.html Found this little article in today's Toronto Star rather amusing. The exceptionally cold winter (coldest since... Read more
Weighing the Expectations of Others: A Response to ONEKIDSMOM
Sunday, March 29, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5901533#comments ONEKIDSMOM has written an amazing blog today: "The Weight of the Expectations of Others", which it seems to me is a hugely important ... Read more
Quick Seafood Chowder
Sunday, March 29, 2015      16 comments

Most often I include some fish -- salmon, shrimp or tuna-- as the protein in my lunch salads packed for work. And chicken in my supper soups. But this week decided to change it up -- mostly because I saw a bag of frozen mussel meat at the ... Read more
Not A Good Way To Go . . . BROOKLYNBORN Reminds Us!
Saturday, March 28, 2015      24 comments

BROOKLYNBORN has written a profoundly moving blog today about her 95 year old mother- in- law, in hospital with a bladder infection and pneumonia: and the grave difficulty that her mother-in-law's obesity presents to the hospital personnel tryin... Read more
Mental Health and Obesity: Part 3
Friday, March 27, 2015      30 comments

When I was fat, I often wished I could experience being thin. Even for a day. Having become thin (or, at least, thinnish) I have often wished I could offer to "trade bodies" with somebody struggling with their weight -- even for an hour. ... Read more
Mental Health and Obesity Issues: Part 2
Thursday, March 26, 2015      23 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=5899239 I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog: both what people said and what they didn't say. Would love to hear more: so there's the li... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Mental Health Issues: A Whole Bunch of Questions
Wednesday, March 25, 2015      54 comments

Yesterday I posted a link to an article about body weight stigma. Including self-stigma. Why is there (still) such an intense stigma associated with mental health issues? Including self-stigma? And is there sometimes a correlation b... Read more
Body Weight Bias: Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?
Tuesday, March 24, 2015      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/body-weight-bias-exte
nds-to-our-sense-of-smell-
study-finds/article23580474/ I was pretty shocked to read this short article in the Globe and Mail this m... Read more

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