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Thanksgiving, Free Happiness and Progress

Friday, November 28, 2014      3 comments

Happy Thanksgiving my Friends!!! For us in Canada it was last month, so I guess it is not too late to post a blog about our little get together! This year we changed the menu a bit - surprising !!! I remember Jeff insisting on a turkey and all h... Read more

Recovery... is not Easy! (Half-marathon Observations)

Friday, November 21, 2014      2 comments

"Whether you like it or not, going along with the flow is smarter now than fighting it." ~ Horoscope. I don't like it!!! My body is telling me to take it easy and I want to get back on my feet and GO... This week was like a physical roller ... Read more

Stengthening Mind and Body & Book Review

Tuesday, November 18, 2014      4 comments

"Strengthening your body, mind and spirit increases your chances for success." ~ Horoscope. Here is a short recap of my November progress (before I share with you my book review- my yoga teacher training assignment for the week...) : ... Read more

Fall Colors and Nuances

Sunday, November 09, 2014      4 comments

"There's a world of difference in the various shadings of gray, and now it may be the most subtle nuances that have the greatest impact." ~ Horoscope of the day! After reading this post I thought it would be a nice idea to share with you t... Read more

Quick Reality Check!

Tuesday, November 04, 2014      9 comments

I started my day way too early again ... but on my way to work today I was listening to the radio and I paid attention to the weather forecast. That is when I made the decision of going for a run outside and to do it before the rain (announced f... Read more

Countdown, Distance Report and Goals

Monday, November 03, 2014      4 comments

I am a runner who has not ran much in the last few months... and I miss it. I was so discouraged that I even stop recording my distance tracking in my log book. But Now it is time to start again. Summer is definitely gone... The early sunr... Read more

Fall Potpourri

Sunday, October 26, 2014      4 comments

No, I did not DIY a homemade potpourri to bring the best of the autumn smell alive! This blog is a potpourri of the positive energy that is keeping me moving ...and it is a way to catch on because I realize I did not post a blog in more than one... Read more

Julia in 24 Lessons...

Tuesday, September 16, 2014      8 comments

In the military, we like to complete the circle by doing an AAR - After Action Report and LL and Lesson Learned! So here is my short version (only 24) of what I learned about me (and that I can share with you!)... 1. My first love - ... Read more

New Definition of "Rise and Shine"!

Wednesday, September 10, 2014      4 comments

A few months ago, or maybe it was last year, time goes so fast! , I did a 30 day streak of "Rise and Shine - One healthy habit every morning". With the fast and demanding pace that is taking place at the unit right now and my share of workload, ... Read more

Back to School!

Saturday, September 06, 2014      7 comments

First week "back to school" is over! Ouf!!! emoticon Let's go back to the weekend prior to it - a LONG Read more

August Food Edition - Part 2//Expedition!

Monday, September 01, 2014      3 comments

This month I did not track... and I indulged! (it shows - I put on 10 pounds...) As my previous blog, I am about to describe the best (and the bad) side of my travel discoveries with food pictures! And because I like it all, there is not m... Read more

August Food Edition - Part 1

Wednesday, August 27, 2014      7 comments

Caution: Keep reading only if ... - You have a full stomach; or - You can say NO to food; or - Food blogs won't make you go to the kitchen to get more food (or perhaps I should include a disclaimer - I don't want to be responsible... Read more

Moving... And Distance Report/Goals

Wednesday, August 20, 2014      4 comments

OK... Here is the what's up with Julia... Almost one month since my last post! The last week of July was super crazy at work because we packed everything and moved... to a temporary location... and then I went away on leave... (10 days to b... Read more

Philosophy Inspiration!

Thursday, July 24, 2014      6 comments

On my last trip to Ottawa, the hotel offered cute toiletry items... I threw it in my suitcase, and now that I am about to use it, it is almost like it is talking to me… so here is a short reflection based on the little things that can inspire me... Read more

Desire, Ease, and Excuses

Monday, July 21, 2014      7 comments

Last week I read a blog from Gretchen Rubin, "My New Book about Habit Formation, as Distilled in 21 Sentences." * and it lead me to reflect on habit formation... Here is what she has to say and my thoughts on the section "Desire, Ease and E... Read more


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