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Leave it!

Wednesday, May 29, 2013      23 comments

Charlie loves practising all of his various obedience skills: the main ones are sit, stay, down, on your mat, about, wait, and leave it. Leave it is tricky. When Charlie is in a down position, I throw one of his favourite freeze dried li... Read more

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
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
-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
e-answer/article11830499/ Regular vigorous exercise helps manage excess est... Read more


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: 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

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