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This is Home
Thursday, June 30, 2016      15 comments

President Obama was greeted with thunderous applause, responding to his speech in our Canadian Parliament yesterday. And this is how our Prime Minister Trudeau had introduced him: “The North American idea that diversity is strength is ... Read more
Glorious Evening
Wednesday, June 29, 2016      22 comments

After a day of drama and stress at work -- and a brief but intense downpour -- yesterday evening was clear and cool and wonderful. We made it out to the golf course! The birds were spectacular!! The company was the very best possible -- DH... Read more
Protein and Metabolism
Tuesday, June 28, 2016      23 comments

OK, I whine about my "difficult to manage" lousy metabolism -- no kidding, it is: grabs hold of every calorie and won't let go. And within a couple days, see an article summarizing new research about the necessity of protein in building mus... Read more
Francis and Forgiveness
Monday, June 27, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
news/world/pope-urges-chri
stians-roman-catholic-chur
ch-to-seek-forgiveness-fro
m-gays/article30622344/ What a remarkable Pope. I am so grateful for his courage and his humility.... Read more
Beach Day?
Sunday, June 26, 2016      18 comments

It's going to be hot hot hot here today. We moved morning coffee from the front verandah to the back deck: just toooooo hot, even for those of us not wearing golden furry suits. And I 'm thinking this would be a great first day for th... Read more
Difficult to Manage
Saturday, June 25, 2016      24 comments

One of my great heroes used to speak (forgivingly, more in sorrow than in anger) about people who had been born with "difficult personalities". Personalities which were difficult to manage. It's interesting to think that we are born with... Read more
Splitopia: A Good Divorce?
Friday, June 24, 2016      19 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/relationships/splitti
ng-with-dignity-how-some-f
ormer-couples-are-treating
-divorce-as-an-awakening/article30573608/ Here's an article I may offer to some of my clients. It's long... Read more
Anniversary: 37th!!
Thursday, June 23, 2016      32 comments

My goodness, if we had known 37 years ago everything we'd have to deal with, would we ever have had the courage? And if we had known 37 years ago what joy and companionship and growth and change we'd experience (as well as the stuff we'd ha... Read more
An Excellent Imitation
Tuesday, June 21, 2016      22 comments

Just riffing back and forth with a Sparkie friend about how difficult it is for young people to grow up today . . . And I was reminded: quite often I feel about my own self that I've never really grown up. Oh yeah, I do an excellent i... Read more
Flamingo!
Monday, June 20, 2016      20 comments

OK, the new top is pretty, uh, flamboyant for work . . . so I'll tone it down today with very low key "other pieces". Beige cotton pencil skirt (plain, but with a pretty flutter of pleaty detail at the back). And beige linen jacket (I ... Read more
At My Bird Feeder . . .
Sunday, June 19, 2016      17 comments

The bird feeder outside my window at work is a source of pleasure and distraction, for me and sometimes my clients too. There is quite an aggressive group of blue-necked, yellow-eyed blackbirds: the squirrel baffler springs are set just tig... Read more
Truth in Visuals? Shout Out to 2BDYMANIC!
Saturday, June 18, 2016      15 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6185098 Isn't 2BDYNAMIC one of our very best bloggers? And I really like the visuals in her blog today, "This or That": powerful. Made me think:... Read more
Rules to Lose 10 pounds: Shout Out to DDOORN!!
Thursday, June 16, 2016      19 comments

www.eatthis.com/rules-to
-lose-10-pounds What a terrific article in DDOORN's status post yesterday. And although I do follow most of these rules, I'm not so hot about the water bottle thingy which is Rule 1: although I'... Read more
Weight Loss and Better Health
Wednesday, June 15, 2016      21 comments

Weight loss isn't always equivalent to better health. And adopting a "war on the body" stance isn't conducive to long-term weight maintenance OR health. Yeah. We know that. But it never hurts to remind ourselves! www.thegl... Read more
Stress Recedes
Tuesday, June 14, 2016      22 comments

Oh yeah. And you can bet: that feels so good. Nobody wants a receding hairline. Or receding gums! But receding stress is terrific. I've been waiting for it, patiently. Doing everything I could to hasten the process. Ahhhhhhhh!!! ... Read more

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