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Extreme Gardening
Monday, May 30, 2016      25 comments

Spent at least four hours sweating it out in the garden yesterday: my central life metaphor for sure. Weeding. Pruning. Planting. Watering. And acknowledging that if a plant isn't working in a particular location, I ... Read more
Failure: not a popular concept . . .
Sunday, May 29, 2016      18 comments

Loved reading the responses to yesterday's blog, thank you all!! And I totally get that wallowing in failure is not helpful. (Hope that's not what I communicated). But: I do think that many of us can become discouraged because we can... Read more
Failure Board
Saturday, May 28, 2016      27 comments

My very wise and infinitely resilient DD (who's dealing with a tough patch) tells me that what's needed online is not the braggy stuff from Facebook (nope, I'm not on Facebook) or "vision board" but frank "failure boards". That is: candid a... Read more
OK then . . . Peak Stress??
Friday, May 27, 2016      24 comments

Could be. And I'm prepared for it: one of those fabulous egg white omelettes on my bright red plate with coffee in my bright red mug on the verandaaaaah with Charlie and DH and inhaling the lilac! Recess walk planned!! Lunch salads in... Read more
Microwave Egg White Omelette: My Go-To, in Pictures!!
Thursday, May 26, 2016      22 comments

My microwave omelette maker is one of the most useful pieces of equipment I own in the maintenance battle! ... Read more
Trouble in Paradise . . .
Wednesday, May 25, 2016      24 comments

. . . a year from now, I won't be troubled about this current crisis. If I think about what was worrying me most a year ago, the sleepless nights, the frantic check lists: it's actually no problem, none at all today. Everything is much muc... Read more
Daily Quotes: 1CRAZYDOG shout out!
Tuesday, May 24, 2016      24 comments

"Our life is but a stream that flows by so quickly. Make each moment count". That was the thought posted on my Spark Page today by 1CRAZYDOG: attributed to Gail Godwin. Can I make every moment count? Maybe not: but I can be more awa... Read more
Long Weekend
Monday, May 23, 2016      22 comments

May 2-4 (and no, I'm not a beer drinker) is the traditional launch of summer (and no, it's not June 21st) in Canada. Queen Victoria's birthday: the British tradition isn't so much what's being celebrated as summer. But: I've been very ve... Read more
10 REALLY Final Diet Fix Takeaways
Sunday, May 22, 2016      20 comments

1. If I can't happily eat any less, I'm not going to eat any less. 2. If I can't happily exercise any more, I'm not going to exercise any more. 3. If I don't like the life I'm living, I'm not going to keep living that way. 4. If I acce... Read more
Diet Fix: Last Blog
Saturday, May 21, 2016      22 comments

There is so much useful and sane info in Dr. Yoni Freedhoff's book, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". I could (but won't) blog about it for days and weeks to come. However, I'm pretty sure I'll be thinking about it... Read more
Diet Fix 10-Day Reset
Thursday, May 19, 2016      33 comments

Like Beck, Yoni Freedhoff thinks any diet can work if we work it. He's about "fixing" or "resetting" your diet. And his program for doing that is just 10 days rather than Beck's 42 days/six weeks. OK then: he's looked at the 7 diet sin... Read more
Diet Fix Myths
Wednesday, May 18, 2016      23 comments

Next, Dr. Yoni Freedhoff offers a "baker's dozen" (you should pardon the expression!!) of modern-day dieting myths. And yup: I was pretty surprised at the number of these to which I've subscribed (also not entirely persuaded that they all A... Read more
Diet Fix Traumas
Tuesday, May 17, 2016      25 comments

Yesterday Dr. Yoni Freedhof gave us seven diet "sins". And today he matches those up with seven deadly traumas. In other words, if we commit the diet "sins" we'll experience the diet traumas -- and suffer from "PTDD": post traumatic diet diso... Read more
Diet Fix
Monday, May 16, 2016      23 comments

Picked up at the library yesterday: Dr. Yoni Freedhoff, "The Diet Fix: Why Diets Fail and How to Make Yours Work". Dr. Freedhoff is a Canadian working in Ottawa with a focus on obesity. He says 90% of diets fail and he offers a 10 day pro... Read more
Cool temps, chill time.
Sunday, May 15, 2016      21 comments

Apple blossom in bud. Grape hyacinth. And forget-me-not! Just a few sprigs of each in a small vase on my kitchen table: no need to buy flowers from the supermarket! A cool and rainy weekend, and now it's snowing out there!! I think my l... Read more

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