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Mental Health and Obesity: Part 3

Friday, March 27, 2015      20 comments

When I was fat, I often wished I could experience being thin. Even for a day. Having become thin (or, at least, thinnish) I have often wished I could offer to "trade bodies" with somebody struggling with their weight -- even for an hour. ... Read more

Mental Health and Obesity Issues: Part 2

Thursday, March 26, 2015      22 comments
al.asp?blog_id=5899239 I really enjoyed the comments on yesterday's blog: both what people said and what they didn't say. Would love to hear more: so there's the li... Read more

Mental Health Issues: A Whole Bunch of Questions

Wednesday, March 25, 2015      28 comments

Yesterday I posted a link to an article about body weight stigma. Including self-stigma. Why is there (still) such an intense stigma associated with mental health issues? Including self-stigma? And is there sometimes a correlation b... Read more

Body Weight Bias: Are We Our Own Worst Enemies?

Tuesday, March 24, 2015      21 comments
study-finds/article23580474/ I was pretty shocked to read this short article in the Globe and Mail this m... Read more

Moroccan Tomato Peanut Soup

Sunday, March 22, 2015      33 comments

Winter's back here this morning -- pretty darn chilly, -10C. And I've made a big pot of Moroccan inflected tomato peanut soup: two cans diced tomatoes plus water, chopped celery/carrots/onions, a bit of brown rice, some quinoa, a couple of... Read more

Old Photos, Old Dogs, Corn Muffins and Maple Syrup!

Saturday, March 21, 2015      27 comments

Last evening I was searching through an antique cupboard in our big old house looking for golden retriever Charlie's registration papers: we know he's almost 11 but (how shameful!) we've all apparently forgotten his actual birthday!! I believe ... Read more

Lost-Pleasure Analysis!!

Friday, March 20, 2015      25 comments

What an interesting article in this morning's Globe and Mail about US FDA approaches to junk food/cigarette regulation. Lost-pleasure analysis, FDA researchers initially proposed, needed to be weighed economically before imposing tough regu... Read more

Won One Day At A Time: With Generosity

Thursday, March 19, 2015      42 comments

I'm always astonished and delighted by the extent and the generosity of support extended here at Spark. The Chris Downie spirit of generosity in establishing the SparkPeople site (free free free) is matched and even exceeded by the incredible ... Read more


Wednesday, March 18, 2015      26 comments

Looking at a bzzzy high stress day coming right up . . . and needing to rush to get out the door. Good thing that my lunch was preplanned and in the fridge at work already. Spinach salad with mushrooms and shrimp plus some chopped frui... Read more

Celebrating with clothes instead of food? Shout out to SANDICANE!

Tuesday, March 17, 2015      27 comments
al.asp?blog_id=5894381 SANDICANE's fun blog today is riffing on St Patrick's Day: and her choice of celebrating with green tea instead of green beer! Which leads he... Read more

In Just Spring

Monday, March 16, 2015      25 comments

"when the world is puddle-wonderful" wrote e.e. cummings. And: it is "just spring" here . . .... Read more

Dementia and Nutrition

Sunday, March 15, 2015      26 comments

Saw a Yahoo article this morning basically stating that initial onset of dementia can be postponed and progress of dementia can be slowed by careful attention to nutrition. No need to provide the link: it's a long article and doesn't tell u... Read more

A big fat surprise? Not so much

Saturday, March 14, 2015      23 comments
ticle23440389/ You can bet that DH loved this article this morning by one of our fave Globe and Mail writers, Margaret Wente: "A big fa... Read more

Fresh Raspberries

Friday, March 13, 2015      29 comments

If I had to choose just one fruit, I think it might be raspberries. They are beautiful. They smell great. They taste terrific. This morning I had a cupful of fresh raspberries with orange Greek yogourt (fat and sugar free... Read more

Letting it all hang out . . .

Thursday, March 12, 2015      24 comments

. . . was a mantra of the 60s, remember?? Bill Eddy (and I'm taking a training course in the Bill Eddy method of addressing high conflict relationships) teaches three skills: 1. thinking flexibly; 2. managing emotions; 3. moderat... Read more

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