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Replacement Plants . . .
Saturday, July 23, 2016      15 comments

It's hot here . . . and yesterday turned out I'd been scheduled for an 8:30 am appointment without prior notice to me and also received a "prep memo" dense 3 page email at 7 am that I needed to review for that appointment and yup, headed in to w... Read more
Sing it Ella!! Too Darn Hot . . . Yeah!!!
Friday, July 22, 2016      16 comments

www.youtube.com/watch?v=
xhs3Qklz5a0 ... Read more
Not My Problem
Thursday, July 21, 2016      24 comments

OK, I can't fix some problems. You knew that already. And I knew it too. Of course I did. They're just too complicated. They run too deep. And I'm not all-powerful. Or remotely close to that. What I can do is pretty l... Read more
Hilarity
Wednesday, July 20, 2016      28 comments

I cultivate a stance of mild hilarity. Mild only, but generally that's enough. So often in the work I do, I'm confronted with adversarial stuff. Chest thumping. Knuckle dragging. Raised voices, verging on yelling. Confrontation. Attempt... Read more
"I Just Don't Futurize": Shout Out to MARINGAL
Tuesday, July 19, 2016      18 comments

www.sparkpeople.com/mypa
ge_public_journal_individu
al.asp?blog_id=6202747 What a fun blog: written by a person who's living in the present. Enjoying life's happenstances. Because: you just never know. Remember... Read more
Old dog . . .
Monday, July 18, 2016      21 comments

Charlie, my golden retriever, is getting very old. And it's hard for him to jump on and off the back deck. My DH tried to build him a deck (as a Mother's Day gift for me, out of metal closet shelving covered with carpet, based upon a YouTube l... Read more
Weight Loss Motivational Blogs Only?
Sunday, July 17, 2016      36 comments

I do blog regularly. And I certainly blog about my struggles (ongoing, never ending) with weight maintenance. I'm actually embarrassed by how tough it is, and how it seldom seems to get easier, and how when it DOES seem to get easier that's ve... Read more
MAINtenance: Seven Spark Years
Saturday, July 16, 2016      35 comments

How nice to receive congrats and goodies yesterday on seven years of Spark maintenance! I joined Spark in 2009. I'd taken most of the weight off in 2000-2001 down from 240ish to 150ish, but in 2009 blipped up about 20 pounds: pity party pounds... Read more
Square Watermelon in a Round Hole?
Friday, July 15, 2016      22 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/square-watermelons-an
d-other-popular-misconcept
ions-about-gmos/article30913726/ I don't fuss much about "GMO" foods. But gotta say, in an article about... Read more
Memory and Motion
Wednesday, July 13, 2016      21 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/a-walk-a-day-keeps-yo
ur-memory-from-going-away/
article30885729/ Just a simple walk a day helps keep memory loss at bay. Yesterday my sister email... Read more
Butter's Better!
Tuesday, July 12, 2016      24 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/study-claims-butter-n
ot-linked-to-increased-ris
k-of-heart-disease/article30791374/ Don't you just love research articles which confirm your own (sneaky)... Read more
AspireAssist: What if it Works?
Monday, July 11, 2016      25 comments

www.theglobeandmail.com/
life/health-and-fitness/he
alth/why-a-draconian-weigh
t-loss-device-may-help-sol
ve-a-complex-issue/article30824615/ We've read about this before: a portal into the stomach which permits... Read more
Refillable: Shout Out to BRIGHTSPARK7!!
Sunday, July 10, 2016      23 comments

Here's BRIGHTSPARK7's comment on yesterday's blog about learned optimism. "I am familiar with Seligman's research and a believer that we can change our ways for the good. I view myself as a realist. In terms of the glass being half empty ... Read more
Learned Optimism: SHOUT OUT to PATRICIA-CR!!
Saturday, July 09, 2016      16 comments

Of course I believe that many (most?) elements of personality are inherited: and that we only learn how to manage (or not) our "difficult personalities": in fact I blogged on that topic not long ago in the context of learning how to manage my "d... Read more
I Look Where it is Good": CRYSTALJEM profiles Alice Herz-Sommer
Friday, July 08, 2016      16 comments

//riselikeair.wordpress.
com/2016/07/07/you-know-it
s-a-good-day-when/ Really enjoyed CRYSTALJEM's "Rise Like Air" blog on Wordpress with the link to a video clip of 108 year old Holocaust survivor Alice Herz Sommer. ... Read more

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