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Ate Toooooooo Much Yesterday

Monday, June 01, 2015      22 comments

. . . and I feel lousy today. It wasn't a whole lot too much. Not junk food, healthy food. AND I knew that I was doing it when I was doing it. And I stopped myself. Charlie got the last bit of chicken that I knew I did not need. But... Read more

Spark Resources for Dealing With Depression

Sunday, May 31, 2015      13 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/reso
urce/overcoming-depression
.asp Who knew that there were so many? Not me, that's for sure. And they look terrific! Given it's pretty well established that treating depression by sel... Read more

Diagnosis and Treatment of Mental Health Issues

Saturday, May 30, 2015      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/in-pursuit-of-mental-
healths-holy-grail/article
24705010/ Canada has been in the forefront of cancer research. And cancer survival rates have improved with recognition of the myriad ... Read more

Depression and Cancer Meds

Friday, May 29, 2015      15 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/niall-mcgee-didnt-bel
ieve-in-depression-until-c
ancer-meds-put-him-in-a-su
icidal-spiral/article24660218/ How many of us here at Spark have gone through a course of treatment for ca... Read more

Can Your Diet Shape your Mental Health?

Thursday, May 28, 2015      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/can-your-diet-shape-y
our-mental-health/article2
4647105/ Yes it can. And most of us have already figured that out actually. We know what we should eat: nutrient dense whole foods. ... Read more

Open Minds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-bias-hurts-women-
from-the-lab-to-the-medici
ne-cabinet/article24622391/ I missed blogging about yesterday's Globe and Mail article in its mental health series but it's well worth ... Read more

Open Minds

Wednesday, May 27, 2015      9 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/how-bias-hurts-women-
from-the-lab-to-the-medici
ne-cabinet/article24622391/ I missed blogging about yesterday's Globe and Mail article in its mental health series but it's well worth ... Read more

Kids and Depression

Monday, May 25, 2015      13 comments

The Globe and Mail series (linked yesterday) continues with a whole bunch of articles of particular interest to those seeking mental health help for children -- and cautioning about the serious side effects of prescribing psychotropic meds to ki... Read more

The Case for Publicly Funded Therapy

Sunday, May 24, 2015      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/the-case-for-publicly
-funded-therapy/article24567332/ Continuing my exploration of issues relating to depression, I've posted above a link to the first article in a series just started i... Read more

Why Am I Hungry? More Dorito Effect . . . .

Saturday, May 23, 2015      19 comments

In continued reading about The Dorito Effect, I came across this gem of an idea: It's not JUST that we're eating so much manufactured food (fat/salt/sugar/simple carbs) with artificially pumped-up ersatz flavour, that neon orange coating -... Read more

Depression and Insomnia

Thursday, May 21, 2015      10 comments

//www.theglobeandmail.co
m/life/health-and-fitness/
health-advisor/how-sleep-p
lays-a-role-in-depression-
and-vice-versa/article24517613/ Yup, there is a connection apparently. And yup: treating insomnia (u... Read more

New undies

Wednesday, May 20, 2015      24 comments

Susan Estrich, in "Making the Case for Yourself" (another fave fave weight loss/maintenance book, even if it's maybe a little dated) advocates buying new undies right away. Pretty undies. Not waiting until you "deserve" 'em. Because: we... Read more

What a Weekend!

Tuesday, May 19, 2015      23 comments

It's a gorgeous fresh cool morning out there! These temps will help the lilacs last their longest. Next up: the giant candles of blossom on the chestnut trees! We'll be back to work after our long Victoria Day weekend. And although we sp... Read more

The Serotonin Myth

Monday, May 18, 2015      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/marketing-the-myth-of
-serotonin-the-happy-chemi
cal/article24457686/ This article is a bit "heavy duty" from a science perspective. But it's also pr... Read more

Taking a Break!

Sunday, May 17, 2015      25 comments

Too too glorious today . . . so there will be a bit more business work on "the project" this morning, and then we plan to sneak out to the golf course. Weather forecast is sunny sunny sunny and mid-20s. Yes we deserve it! And given it's... Read more


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