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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
Spring in Canada
Tuesday, April 14, 2015      30 comments

Coldest winter on record since 1934. (OK, not really as much snow as usual: but still!) Canadians suffer. And Canadians celebrate spring with absolute euphoria. From now until the first bright green fuzzy leaves appear on the t... Read more
Mental Distractibility
Monday, April 13, 2015      32 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/in-an-age-dominated-b
y-distractions-reasons-and
-strategies-to-focus-remai
n/article23880199/ Matthew Crawford has written what sounds to be a most in... Read more
The Pressure to Perform Our Lives
Sunday, April 12, 2015      26 comments

I saw this phrase this morning in a National Post newspaper article and it struck a chord. The pressure to perform my life. Yikes. Complete with selfies? (There are detailed articles on the internet about how to take the best selfies . .... Read more
The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday
Saturday, April 11, 2015      21 comments

Laundry well in hand. I've rapid-read the paper, enjoyed lots of coffee with raspberries and Greek yogourt. Heading to the gym. There's whole lotta new music on my iPod courtesy of DS and I'll enjoy that big time. Library says they'... Read more
Is My Kitchen Design Making Me Fat?
Thursday, April 09, 2015      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/home-and-garden/desig
n/is-your-sleek-new-kitche
n-making-you-fat/article23837950/ I don't have bar stools around a kitchen island that encourage "grazing". Or a kitchen TV. I d... Read more
Gender Identity Maintenance and What We Eat!
Wednesday, April 08, 2015      36 comments

Is meat male? Sure is, at my house. The guys are carnivores. My DD is a vegan. And I'm what she calls an "uglitarian" or semi-lapsed vegetarian: I eat non-cuddly animals (fish, chicken mostly) in moderate quantities to supplement my prot... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who Could Ask For More?
Tuesday, April 07, 2015      179 comments

Yup, today's the day that I truly thought would never happen when the Beatles made the song popular: I really AM 64. And not asking for a whole lot more! Life is good. I'm healthy and happy and fit. My DH and DD and DS give m... Read more

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