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Love Style Life
Sunday, December 06, 2015      24 comments

www.lovestylelife.com/ I haven't read this new book by Garance Dore of course -- it's just out. But I have read several reviews of it in the media over the past several days. And it intrigues me. Dore is not talking ... Read more
Googled bikram and heart attack and chest pain . . .
Saturday, December 05, 2015      27 comments

. . . and my goodness, I came up with some rather sobering articles. People DO experience heart attacks in high heat(105 degree)/high humidity (40%+-- goes up quickly if the room is crowded) conditions. And fainting. And injuries, especia... Read more
On my windowsill . . . .
Friday, December 04, 2015      29 comments

I've got a pot of narcissus shooting up very nicely! And two pots of amaryllis, both from cheap supermarket kits bought "on sale". I'd thought maybe the bulbs were too dried out, but no: just slow. Now there's a red one beginning to show ... Read more
Busy Time of the Year
Thursday, December 03, 2015      24 comments

Isn't it amazing how much there is to do? Our "regular" lives continue -- work and family and all of that. And: we also need to keep on taking care of ourselves: making the time for food planning and making the time for exercise (yup, ... Read more
Warmed By All the Caring . . .
Wednesday, December 02, 2015      23 comments

It's going to be awhile before I'm feeling better. Did NOT go to the gym or to yoga this morning. Plan to attend Saturday night's "glam up" but not thinking I'll be up for a whole lotta dancing . . . Am thinking that next week's ... Read more
Clean Bill of Health
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      27 comments

Thanks, Spark Peeps, for caring. My staff was worried too and insisted that one of them was driving me to the emergency department at the hospital. Had a cardiogram, had blood work, had a chest x-ray: and I'm OK. But doctor says: NO exerc... Read more
Yikes!! Pain!!
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      8 comments

Today was my fifth bikram class and I went with some mild left chest pain -- left with truly intense pain. First noticed it after Saturday's "baby" class -- went to the gym yesterday to work on it and thought it had improved. But no. ... Read more
Yikes!! Pain!!
Tuesday, December 01, 2015      14 comments

Today was my fifth bikram class and I went with some mild left chest pain -- left with truly intense pain. First noticed it after Saturday's "baby" class -- went to the gym yesterday to work on it and thought it had improved. But no. ... Read more
Just Try Harder??? How Fair Is That?
Monday, November 30, 2015      25 comments

I've always suspected that I'm a bit of an exercise "non-responder": that is, exercise doesn't do as much for me in terms of weight maintenance as it does for other people. (Although maybe it does more for me than most in terms of mood and joy ... Read more
Getting Glammed Up!!
Sunday, November 29, 2015      33 comments

DH and I are going to be joining some friends at a pre-Christmas party next weekend: and apparently we're all pulling out all the stops! DH's dug out his black tie ensemble (with bright red lining!) and confirms everything fits: the pleated... Read more
The Conflict Paradox: Bernard Mayer
Friday, November 27, 2015      16 comments

I heard Bernard Mayer speaking about this new book of his at my conference on Family Dispute Resolution on Monday -- and it was fascinating! He identifies 7 "conflict paradoxes": 1. Competition and Cooperation 2. Optimism and Real... Read more
Bikram #2
Thursday, November 26, 2015      18 comments

I took a break yesterday and tried again this morning: and there were tiny incremental improvements in my flexibility and balance -- noticeable only to me, but encouraging for sure! Great to try new things . . . I am enjoying this!... Read more
The quantified life
Wednesday, November 25, 2015      17 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/fi
tness/fitness-trackers-rai
se-questions-about-effect-
on-childrens-self-image/article27462463/ "The unexamined life is not worth living": said Plato. And ... Read more
Bikram
Tuesday, November 24, 2015      19 comments

My first class this morning at 6 am. With DH! And yup, it was pretty tough to get up for it after yesterday's long commute and heavy-duty conference. Particularly since I had an early appointment after. A couple of friends who en... Read more
Long Day Commuting
Monday, November 23, 2015      15 comments

Spent a long day on the commuter train into Toronto: attending a conference; and then back home again. My goodness: for years I did this every day!! And driving myself or taking the bus most of the time. Sure am glad that I don't have to... Read more

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