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Kids and Depression

Monday, May 25, 2015      12 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      15 comments
-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

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
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

Just Business . . .

Saturday, May 16, 2015      20 comments

Many thanks for all the support on yesterday's "changes and challenges" blog! It's just business, not personal . . . . so not to worry. I am NOT worrying! Just beset with details, details, details and small disasters and ploughing on. T... Read more

Big Challenges and Changes

Friday, May 15, 2015      25 comments

Deep into it and pushing through it but still some weeks to go . . . NOT self-medicating with food, though. And just beginning to see the light at the end of the tunnel . . . way off there in the distance!... Read more

Willingness and Will Power

Thursday, May 14, 2015      21 comments

Thanks to ONEKIDSMOM's status post I'm thinking about willingness. Yup, I too am willing to do what it takes today to be healthy. Today. And . . . for me willingness is not so much about will power. Which wears out. Which gets ex... Read more

Because Why Not?

Wednesday, May 13, 2015      29 comments
lt.aspx I've been subject to the "Discover Magnum" pop up ad over and over again for the past several weeks. That seductive pour of chocolate and caramel sauce over... Read more

Rainy Green

Tuesday, May 12, 2015      25 comments

It all happens at once here. After a stark white silent winter, everything blooms. I have apple blossom, grape hyacinth, violets, a single pale yellow daffodil in a tiny mauve vase on the kitchen table. Soon: lilacs, lily-of-... Read more


Monday, May 11, 2015      20 comments

Haven't been out in a kayak since February when we were bird watching in the mangrove swamps: in about 3 feet of water! Lazy meanders, carried along by the current . . . and very low key. Yesterday DH took me up to Georgian Bay for kayaki... Read more

Happy Mother's Day!!

Sunday, May 10, 2015      27 comments

I love being a mother. Undoubtedly the toughest job I've ever done. Didn't get a whole lotta "mothering" experience as a kid (except from my truly wonderful older sister). Which means I've pretty much had to make it up as I went along. ... Read more

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