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What a tough day . . .
Tuesday, May 28, 2013      19 comments

. . . and my goodness, it helped so much to take a lunch time walk break. Pretty brisk, around two big city blocks . . . . and then back at it. Moving does help, yes it does. Even mild moving. Getting outside helps too: just look... Read more
Instant Thai-ish Kinda Soup
Sunday, May 26, 2013      13 comments

I worked for several hours today, getting ready for a thingy on Tuesday . . . tricky!! And then rather late in the day headed to the golf course with DH; gorgeous but chilly, and we managed to complete 18 holes before dark by stamping aro... Read more
Moving Does Help
Saturday, May 25, 2013      18 comments

When I'm cranky. When I'm gloomy. When I'm stiff. When I wanna eat right now. When I HAVE eaten right then, and not the right stuff. When I'm bored. When I feel like a coiled spring (thanks for that image, Barb!) When I'm tense. ... Read more
Eating Doesn't Help
Thursday, May 23, 2013      15 comments

When I'm tired When I'm thirsty When I'm bored When I'm mad When I'm sad When I'm bad Nope: eating doesn't help. ... Read more
Happiness Economics -- and Maintenance!
Sunday, May 19, 2013      18 comments

m.theglobeandmail.com/li
fe/money-might-buy-you-hap
piness-if-you-spend-it-rig
ht/article12005553/?service=mobile In recent years, there's been lots of great new research on happiness psychology. From an emotional... Read more
in bloom
Saturday, May 18, 2013      17 comments

. . . in my garden today lilacs (a huge hedge of them, proper lavender ones) japonica (bright coral and pale orange) crab apple (deep pink) apple blossom forget-me-not (in sky-blue drifts) lily-of-the-valley violets, deep purple... Read more
What do you do when you have lost your motivation
Friday, May 17, 2013      21 comments

This inquiry (and a lot of my punctuation is not working on Spark People, not sure why: but no question mark, no apostrophes) caught my eye. Message Board thread. So: I would say that it helps me to lose my expectation that I will be motiv... Read more
Four Years at Spark People!
Tuesday, May 14, 2013      27 comments

Yesterday, May 11, made it four year here. Just checking in at my start week Spark team, it appears that very few of us are left . . . I did hear from team buddy JOPAPGH who has been burning up the running trails big time. Although I co... Read more
Bird Song
Monday, May 13, 2013      13 comments

I really love birdjam which provides bird song . . . now an app on my iPhone. And the Audobon bird app too -- up to five different bird conversations per species! Even better of course: listening to birds au naturel!! In nature! So: thi... Read more
Mommy Brain: Happy Mother's Day!
Sunday, May 12, 2013      12 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/parenting/mothers-day
/sarah-hampson-on-motherho
od-we-get-stretch-marks-of
-the-heart-and-mind/article11831805/ Who knew that having babies (and raising them) makes us smarter? Mo... Read more
Estrogen, Exercise, Breast Cancer
Friday, May 10, 2013      16 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth-navigator/the-link-be
tween-exercise-breast-canc
er-researchers-may-have-th
e-answer/article11830499/ Regular vigorous exercise helps manage excess est... Read more
Goodlife
Tuesday, May 07, 2013      19 comments

Goodlife is Canada's largest gym chain. Not my gym: I'm a Y member. But a recent Globe interview with Goodlife founder David Patchell-Evans offers some interesting observations about how to lead --what else? -- a good life: www.th... Read more
Extreme Gardening!
Sunday, May 05, 2013      18 comments

I've been digging. I've been weeding. Rooting out twitch grass from my flower beds. I've been cutting back last year's perennials. I've been pruning out errant raspberry canes. And: my back is sore. My arms are scratched. ... Read more
Leaping Greenly!
Thursday, May 02, 2013      18 comments

There's that bright fresh green fuzz on the trees which are once again "leaping greenly" -- and of course e.e. cummings' great poem about spring always comes to mind when I see new leaves unfolding: i thank You God for most this amazin... Read more
Stiff Muscles!
Tuesday, April 30, 2013      13 comments

Never fails to surprise me how stiff my arms and shoulders (and butt) feel after the first few rounds of golf each spring. I work 'em all at the gym. I did more XC skiing than ever this past winter. Great upper AND lower body workout.... Read more

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