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Rainy Forecast!
Monday, May 22, 2017      19 comments

A good day for planting some grass seed! We'd accommodated our neighbours when they asked last winter about rebuilding their retaining wall -- which required taking out our fence and encroaching on our back yard, they told us, by about 3 fe... Read more
Learning to Live With It
Sunday, May 21, 2017      18 comments

When somebody dies from cancer, so often the obituary beings, "After a long battle bravely fought . . . " And when somebody is diagnosed with cancer, so often they're told, "If you have the right attitude you'll fight it and defeat it." ... Read more
What A Difference A Year Makes!
Saturday, May 20, 2017      23 comments

When we're going through a tough patch, it can seem permanent. Today I spent visiting with my very dear sister and her new house. She and I both had cancer in 2009. We both recovered: but her cancer was followed by a divorce -- and ... Read more
Self-Compassion, Self-Loathing and Plastic Surgery
Thursday, May 18, 2017      21 comments

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65bfa518ab08feef812b050f86de26f3c58d15c6 Susan Peirce Thompson of Bright Line Eating posted a vlog yester... Read more
HOT Day Coming Up!!
Wednesday, May 17, 2017      24 comments

Really the first hot day this spring -- and high humidity -- and I've gotta head into the Big Smoke (aka Tranna) for a work thingy. Which will involve a lot of walking from public transit to the venue . . . at a rapid pace to be on time. ... Read more
Moving!
Tuesday, May 16, 2017      23 comments

Yesterday I treated myself to a lunch recess walk AND an after-work 9 hole golf game! It feels good to move. And this is one of the best times of the year to be outside. Hot weather on the horizon: so our extended spring condition... Read more
Post Mother's Day . . .
Monday, May 15, 2017      29 comments

Thanks for your comments on that brief Mother's Day blog! Now, is it easy to be the "matrix" and not the "fixer"????? No no no: it is not! Giving birth to the non-interventionist, supportive mother? Yup, it's a labour of love. ... Read more
Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 14, 2017      18 comments

The world needs more mothering. And: whether you are a (biological) mother or not -- if you're a woman, chances are pretty good you're providing some mothering. To your stepkids. To your grandkids and step-grandkids. To your nieces and n... Read more
MY Food
Saturday, May 13, 2017      26 comments

Thanks for all your MINDLESS munching support. Yesterday was much more challenging (full day workshop) but I did a much better job negotiating it. The room was dark: windowless on a glorious May day. Not remotely large enough for al... Read more
MINDLESS Munching!!
Friday, May 12, 2017      26 comments

Oh dear oh dear. One of those work cocktail hour thingies last night -- and I was hungry and I wasn't prepared and I didn't have a high protein snack before leaving the office and: yup. Succumbed to way too many cocktail snackie things: ... Read more
Canada 150 Celebration Tulips!
Thursday, May 11, 2017      33 comments

I've been waiting all winter -- but those red and white tulips which I planted to celebrate Canada's 150th anniversary are just beginning to bloom. ... Read more
Eat More Salt? Shout Out to QUEENOTHEFOREST!
Wednesday, May 10, 2017      19 comments

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So You Wanna Live to be 100 . . .
Tuesday, May 09, 2017      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/why-the-centenarian-g
ender-gap-exists-and-wheth
er-men-will-catch-up/article34893574/ Hmmmm. Not at all sure that quantity of life matters as much... Read more
Reflecting
Monday, May 08, 2017      33 comments

Your comments on the over-treatment article were most interesting! And: I know that the article really struck home with me because a very long... Read more
Over-Treatment?
Sunday, May 07, 2017      20 comments

news.nationalpost.com/fe
atures/why-we-need-a-new-w
ar-on-cancer The National Post is presenting newer research on cancer treatment. And, as a cancer survivor myself, I found it pretty interesting. People a... Read more

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