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Bonus Blog: SHOUT OUT and FAREWELL TO _LINDA!
Sunday, December 17, 2017      10 comments

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al.asp?blog_id=6440964 One of my very favourite Sparkies is leaving us. _LINDA is an amazing human being who's been a seven year maintainer here at Spark ... Read more
Non, je ne suis pas bilangue . . . .
Sunday, December 17, 2017      9 comments

(Nope, I'm not bilingual). I'm pretty sure all anglo-Canadians study some French at school but my French isn't very good. I can read a bit and understand a bit and speak a bit and my French does improve fairly rapidly if I'm travelling in ... Read more
Mon pays c'est l'hiver
Saturday, December 16, 2017      16 comments

My country is not a county, it is winter. Pretty much an alternate Canadian national anthem: and here's Gilles Vigneault belting it out (just scrol... Read more
Sprinting Towards Bethlehem
Friday, December 15, 2017      23 comments

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ming With apologies to Joan Didion AND Joni Mitchell AND of course William Butler Yeats . . . I'm not "slouching" but sprinting and quite joyously! I've been wo... Read more
I'm allergic to that . . . .
Thursday, December 14, 2017      30 comments

"I'm allergic to that, I break out in fat." Shout out to SLENDERELLA who suggests this response to seasonal food pushers!!... Read more
Wrap-up: Gabriel #8
Wednesday, December 13, 2017      17 comments

There's so much more in the Gabriel method and I know I'll be thinking about it (and experimenting with it) going forward! Although quite probably NOT purchasing any of the many items available on line in his store (including a one month ... Read more
Positive Stress: Gabriel #7
Tuesday, December 12, 2017      16 comments

[Thanks to _LINDA for noticing an omission (mine) from the Jon Gabriel non-diet nutrition plan: probiotics. He DOES recommend them . . . gotta say, I'm not so keen on buying supplements. Stood and looked at 'em at my grocery store pharmacy and... Read more
Why Diets Don's Work: Gabriel #6
Monday, December 11, 2017      24 comments

Jon Gabriel has a LOT of detailed info about what to eat and what not to eat in his (free) download book, The Gabriel Method: The Revolutionary Diet-Free Method to Lose Weight. Yeah. So: if most diets are about eating fewer calories... Read more
SMART Mode: Gabriel #5
Sunday, December 10, 2017      16 comments

The Gabriel materials have a LOT of information about how to engage in visualization while in SMART mode (super mental awareness re-education training) to address obesity. While I am in SMART mode, what can I tell myself to: 1. Reduc... Read more
Overcoming Emotional Obesity: Gabriel #4
Saturday, December 09, 2017      21 comments

Jon Gabriel tells me that if my body is fat it's because it wants to be fat. And it wants to be fat because it doesn't feel safe unless it's fat. So overcoming emotional obesity won't happen until my body stops wanting to be fat because it fee... Read more
Voted Popular Blog Post: View All Popular Posts Emotional Obesity: Gabriel #3
Friday, December 08, 2017      57 comments

Emotional overeating? We pretty much all do it to from time to time. Eat to comfort ourselves. Eat to celebrate. Eat in social situations. But emotional obesity, says Gabriel, is something else. Emotional obesity results from an ac... Read more
Mental Starvation: Gabriel #2
Thursday, December 07, 2017      17 comments

I'm continuing to work through the Jon Gabriel materials I've downloaded with considerable fascination. Gabriel says that if my body is fat it's because it WANTS to be fat. When it stops wanting to be fat then it will be thin. Fami... Read more
Jon Gabriel: Shout out to ROSEWAND
Wednesday, December 06, 2017      22 comments

ROSEWAND's comment on one of the ACEs blogs has me checking out Jon Gabriel's work. There is a website and free downloads: The Gabriel Method is "the Diet-Free Revolutionary Method to Lose Weight". And he himself transformed his own body... Read more
High ACEs and Hope #5 Wrap-up
Tuesday, December 05, 2017      17 comments

"Are we feeling safe, capable, lovable, and does life make sense?" For me, that's a key takeaway. There are 10 basic ACEs (Adverse Childhood Experiences) which can affect our health (including obesity and weight management which is so... Read more
High ACEs and Resilience #4
Monday, December 04, 2017      15 comments

So: lots of people have at least a 1 on their ACE score (adverse childhood experiences). That's not necessarily going to trigger disease problems. Although a majority of people who have an ACE score of 4 or more will have some kind of physical... Read more

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