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I Love Saturdays
Saturday, June 06, 2015      21 comments

Laundry done. Newspaper read. Lots of coffee, with some Greek yogourt and fruit: pineapple, raspberries, watermelon this morning. A walk around the garden with Charlie, a fresh bouquet on the kitchen table: allium seed globes and Dame's rock... Read more
Dark and Gloomy
Friday, June 05, 2015      20 comments

That's the weather today. But me? Not so much. Bright red ankle pants with white polka dots: yeah. A white t-shirt, and a black fitted cotton blazer, to tone it down a notch. And simple flat black sandals. But the pants ... Read more
Twilight on the Golf Course
Thursday, June 04, 2015      23 comments

My golf is not good. I've "played" golf for over 37 years but never with the time to devote to playing it well. In between working, raising kids, going back to school, working more and so on and so forth. And golf is a difficult difficult gam... Read more
Resilience to Wilting!
Wednesday, June 03, 2015      19 comments

Over the weekend, I'd done quite a bit of planting in my garden, among the perennials. The verandah has its red geraniums and a couple of mixed urns, mostly red geraniums and some yellow daisies. So I decided on red and yellow gerberas, ... Read more
It Might Not Happen
Tuesday, June 02, 2015      28 comments

So much of what we worry about is in the future. The what-ifs? The attempts to control, in advance, the what-thens? Which may never happen. All that worry drains the pleasure out of the right-nows. Wearing my daisy pants.... Read more
Ate Toooooooo Much Yesterday
Monday, June 01, 2015      27 comments

. . . and I feel lousy today. It wasn't a whole lot too much. Not junk food, healthy food. AND I knew that I was doing it when I was doing it. And I stopped myself. Charlie got the last bit of chicken that I knew I did not need. But... Read more
Spark Resources for Dealing With Depression
Sunday, May 31, 2015      13 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/overcoming-depression
.asp Who knew that there were so many? Not me, that's for sure. And they look terrific! Given it's pretty well established that treating depression by sel... Read more
Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Issues
Saturday, May 30, 2015      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/in-pursuit-of-mental-
healths-holy-grail/article
24705010/ Canada has been in the forefront of cancer research. And cancer survival rates have improved with recognition of the myriad ... Read more
Depression and Cancer Meds
Friday, May 29, 2015      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/niall-mcgee-didnt-bel
ieve-in-depression-until-c
ancer-meds-put-him-in-a-su
icidal-spiral/article24660218/ How many of us here at Spark have gone through a course of treatment for ca... Read more
Can Your Diet Shape your Mental Health?
Thursday, May 28, 2015      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/can-your-diet-shape-y
our-mental-health/article2
4647105/ Yes it can. And most of us have already figured that out actually. We know what we should eat: nutrient dense whole foods. ... Read more
Open Minds
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-bias-hurts-women-
from-the-lab-to-the-medici
ne-cabinet/article24622391/ I missed blogging about yesterday's Globe and Mail article in its mental health series but it's well worth ... Read more
Open Minds
Wednesday, May 27, 2015      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-bias-hurts-women-
from-the-lab-to-the-medici
ne-cabinet/article24622391/ I missed blogging about yesterday's Globe and Mail article in its mental health series but it's well worth ... Read more
Kids and Depression
Monday, May 25, 2015      13 comments

The Globe and Mail series (linked yesterday) continues with a whole bunch of articles of particular interest to those seeking mental health help for children -- and cautioning about the serious side effects of prescribing psychotropic meds to ki... Read more
The Case for Publicly Funded Therapy
Sunday, May 24, 2015      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/the-case-for-publicly
-funded-therapy/article24567332/ Continuing my exploration of issues relating to depression, I've posted above a link to the first article in a series just started i... Read more
Why Am I Hungry? More Dorito Effect . . . .
Saturday, May 23, 2015      20 comments

In continued reading about The Dorito Effect, I came across this gem of an idea: It's not JUST that we're eating so much manufactured food (fat/salt/sugar/simple carbs) with artificially pumped-up ersatz flavour, that neon orange coating -... Read more

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