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First Golf Game of the Season!
Wednesday, April 29, 2015      21 comments

Yesterday DS headed out for the long drive north: he's landed an absolutely marvellous job (bush pilot) for the summer. We're delighted for him but we'll miss him enormously and so will Charlie. He starts the great job on his own birthday, cou... Read more
Get Sexy for Summer? Asks Steve Siebold
Tuesday, April 28, 2015      14 comments

OK, that was the optimistic headline on an email from Steve Siebold, sent to his Mental Toughness subscribers, which I have cut and pasted below. I can't benefit from his offer of a free (pay only for shipping and handling) copy of his book... Read more
Walk in the Spring Woods
Monday, April 27, 2015      19 comments

I was surprised that the spring beauties were in bloom already -- we'd had quite a bit of snow last week. And hepaticas. And two adders tongue (dog tooth vi... Read more
BED and ADD Drugs
Sunday, April 26, 2015      16 comments

news.nationalpost.com/he
alth/u-s-drug-regulators-a
pprove-first-pill-to-treat
-binge-eating-let-the-debate-begin Some people with BED (binge eating disorder) are seeking prescriptions for ADD (attention deficit di... Read more
H is for Hawk
Saturday, April 25, 2015      18 comments

Yup, recommended by a Sparkie friend and let me pass along that recommendation: this marvellous book by Helen Macdonald has to be one of the best reads I've encountered in a very long time. Non-fiction. All about an English academic who's ... Read more
Why I KNOW I'm Going to Heaven . . . .
Friday, April 24, 2015      26 comments

LEANJEANS thinks the time has come to say goodbye to her beloved Coal, her glorious black German Shepherd who's not well. And she posted a blog about this sad moment today . . . www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individ... Read more
Charlie Lazarus!
Thursday, April 23, 2015      27 comments

Charlie's collapse was April 5th, Easter Sunday. We were terrified. He could not get up at all. He clearly was in a terrible amount of pain. And he seemed to have given up. We called the emergency vet clinic, rolled him into a comforter... Read more
Sweatworking!
Wednesday, April 22, 2015      15 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/sweatworking-taking-
business-meetings-to-new-l
evels/article24045512/ Here's an idea I love -- sweatworking instead of networking! Meeting up with ... Read more
Can't Shake It . . . Yet
Tuesday, April 21, 2015      20 comments

The feeling lousy, that is. Still headachy and nauseous and generally punk. Put in a full day at work yesterday anyhow. Today - I'll go in, deal with the urgent stuff and then bail. We've got good people singing backup and nobody... Read more
The Look of Love
Monday, April 20, 2015      27 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/study-shows-love-horm
one-increases-when-humans-
and-their-dogs-interact/ar
ticle23995458/ Of course we already knew that, didn't we? That when we gaze into our dogs' eyes, and the... Read more
Soothing Tummy Soup!
Sunday, April 19, 2015      22 comments

My usual fiery concoctions don't appeal at the moment!! (Last week's puttanesca with so much garlic onion and hot peppers and capers and anchovy . . . no way!) This week I opted for soothing pureed carrot and pumpkin, with turmeric and ging... Read more
Feeling Lousy
Saturday, April 18, 2015      22 comments

Headachy, nauseous, upset tum. Doesn't happen often: can't complain. Will just take it easy (no gym) and not venture far from home. No problem enjoying the sunshine here, with Charlie!... Read more
Eating Disorders
Friday, April 17, 2015      13 comments

Some of us at Spark People have eating disorders. Grounded in mental health issues. Eating too much is (sometimes) an eating disorder. And so is eating too little: anorexia, bulimia. Exercise anorexia Some of us here at Spark People ... Read more
The Heartbreak of Divorce
Thursday, April 16, 2015      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/divorce-can-be-heart-
breaking-literally-especia
lly-for-women/article23972035/ Oh my goodness. I "knew" this anecdotally -- but now researchers ha... Read more
Gluten Free?
Wednesday, April 15, 2015      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2015/04/14/ge
t-a-celiac-test-before-giv
ing-up-gluten.html Here's an article that recommends getting a celiac test before embracing a gluten free diet. I know that high ... Read more

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