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Feeling Lousy

Saturday, April 18, 2015      18 comments

Headachy, nauseous, upset tum. Doesn't happen often: can't complain. Will just take it easy (no gym) and not venture far from home. No problem enjoying the sunshine here, with Charlie!... Read more

Eating Disorders

Friday, April 17, 2015      13 comments

Some of us at Spark People have eating disorders. Grounded in mental health issues. Eating too much is (sometimes) an eating disorder. And so is eating too little: anorexia, bulimia. Exercise anorexia Some of us here at Spark People ... Read more

The Heartbreak of Divorce

Thursday, April 16, 2015      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/divorce-can-be-heart-
breaking-literally-especia
lly-for-women/article23972035/ Oh my goodness. I "knew" this anecdotally -- but now researchers ha... Read more

Gluten Free?

Wednesday, April 15, 2015      23 comments

www.thestar.com/life/hea
lth_wellness/2015/04/14/ge
t-a-celiac-test-before-giv
ing-up-gluten.html Here's an article that recommends getting a celiac test before embracing a gluten free diet. I know that high ... Read more

Spring in Canada

Tuesday, April 14, 2015      30 comments

Coldest winter on record since 1934. (OK, not really as much snow as usual: but still!) Canadians suffer. And Canadians celebrate spring with absolute euphoria. From now until the first bright green fuzzy leaves appear on the t... Read more

Mental Distractibility

Monday, April 13, 2015      32 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/in-an-age-dominated-b
y-distractions-reasons-and
-strategies-to-focus-remai
n/article23880199/ Matthew Crawford has written what sounds to be a most in... Read more

The Pressure to Perform Our Lives

Sunday, April 12, 2015      25 comments

I saw this phrase this morning in a National Post newspaper article and it struck a chord. The pressure to perform my life. Yikes. Complete with selfies? (There are detailed articles on the internet about how to take the best selfies . .... Read more

The Comforts of a Muddy Saturday

Saturday, April 11, 2015      21 comments

Laundry well in hand. I've rapid-read the paper, enjoyed lots of coffee with raspberries and Greek yogourt. Heading to the gym. There's whole lotta new music on my iPod courtesy of DS and I'll enjoy that big time. Library says they'... Read more

Is My Kitchen Design Making Me Fat?

Thursday, April 09, 2015      29 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/home-and-garden/desig
n/is-your-sleek-new-kitche
n-making-you-fat/article23837950/ I don't have bar stools around a kitchen island that encourage "grazing". Or a kitchen TV. I d... Read more

Gender Identity Maintenance and What We Eat!

Wednesday, April 08, 2015      36 comments

Is meat male? Sure is, at my house. The guys are carnivores. My DD is a vegan. And I'm what she calls an "uglitarian" or semi-lapsed vegetarian: I eat non-cuddly animals (fish, chicken mostly) in moderate quantities to supplement my prot... Read more

Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Who Could Ask For More?

Tuesday, April 07, 2015      172 comments

Yup, today's the day that I truly thought would never happen when the Beatles made the song popular: I really AM 64. And not asking for a whole lot more! Life is good. I'm healthy and happy and fit. My DH and DD and DS give m... Read more

Prescription Meds and Depression: the Julie Holland Perspective

Monday, April 06, 2015      29 comments

Never was a fan of the Oprah show or even OWN, but O magazine is pretty much the only mag I read semi-regularly. I picked up a copy of the April 2015 issue which has at page 71 a review of a new book by psychiatrist Julie Holland MD called "Moo... Read more

Charlie Emerg

Sunday, April 05, 2015      30 comments

Dear old Charlie our beloved golden retriever is soon 11 and we're very aware that he's getting older. He hasn't been able to climb the stairs to the third floor for about 6 months, and within the last month or so has also stopped going ev... Read more

Salsa Soup: It's a Spicy Life!!

Saturday, April 04, 2015      24 comments

Simmered a big pot of salsa soup this morning while running through three loads of laundry, reading the newspaper, and enjoying a Greek egg white omelette (feta, mushrooms, spinach, cherry tomatoes) with multiple cups of great coffee. Ahhhhhhhh... Read more

Snowdrops!

Friday, April 03, 2015      21 comments

We're having some roof work done at the back of our big old house: it's steep and scary, and there's sheet metal flashing still to be installed at the base of one of the chimne... Read more


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