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Easter fun
Sunday, April 21, 2019      7 comments
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Saturday, April 20, 2019      9 comments
a-fda-toxic-environment-1.5104614 A very revealing article; we continue to find ways to harm our health!... Read more
Moving On Up
Tuesday, April 16, 2019      15 comments

Six years ago my dog, on leash, was attacked by another dog on the loose. Stupidly I tried to intervene; Maggie was unhurt in the fracas but I managed to tear muscles in both shoulders, broke two ribs and had a partial lung collapse. It was a ... Read more
Another Important Screening
Sunday, April 14, 2019      11 comments

I have previously written about the importance of proactive health screening regarding breast and colon cancer, now I add a third. This past week I had an appointment to get my teeth cleaned. In the past this procedure involved nothing more t... Read more
Saturday, April 13, 2019      8 comments
onal-champion-1.5070946 Commitment in spades. ... Read more
Reflections on Life
Wednesday, April 03, 2019      15 comments

My only sibling, an older sister, died on the weekend after a three year bout of lung cancer. She was 82, had never smoked, seldom drank alcohol, was very physically active and ate a reasonably healthy diet. We grew up almost in parallel unive... Read more
It Fits
Friday, March 29, 2019      16 comments

A Spark article earlier in the week discussed how being either an introvert or extrovert can affect one's success with losing weight and becoming fitter and healthier. I sensed that folks who are introverts tend to achieve their goals easier; t... Read more
We All Do It
Sunday, March 17, 2019      9 comments

We all do it (poop, that is) so why don't we take advantage of screening for colon cancer? Every two years in my province of Nova Scotia all folks aged 50-75 receive a colon cancer screening kit in the mail. Extremely easy to complete, return ... Read more
Biotin: This is an Important Read
Tuesday, March 12, 2019      11 comments
ests-study-says-1.5051992 For anyone self medicating with biotin supplements this is a must read. It also highlights the importance of informing your medical person... Read more
What's Wrong?
Monday, March 11, 2019      8 comments

Why do most of us continuously and subconsciously find something wrong with most "things " in our lives? We all do it at some point: " I can't do that, it's too hard", I think this dress makes me look fat", "I am fat", "it's too far", " I don't... Read more
Rabbit Food and Eccentric
Friday, March 08, 2019      1 comments

I am not talking about carrots, but celery. For years I haven't bought or eaten celery, perhaps because of memories from my childhood when celery was either stuffed with the orange glop called CheeseWhiz or when my mother made creamed celery ... Read more
What Should I Call It?
Thursday, March 07, 2019      11 comments

A local author (Lesley Crewe, Cape Breton, Nova Scotia) who writes delightful books dealing with everyday issues had a column in the weekend paper about names for ANXIETY. " Anxiety is such a dull word. I'd much rather say I have the collyw... Read more
"The 31 Day Food Revolution"
Friday, March 01, 2019      14 comments

A new book on the block, this one written by Ocean Robbins, grandson of the founder of Baskin-Robbins Ice-cream. His father John chose early to turn his back on the ice cream empire and now Ocean is the CEO and co-founder of the Food Revolution... Read more
Could I? Would I? Should I?
Wednesday, February 27, 2019      11 comments

No this is not a sequel to a Dr. Seuss book but rather my personal take on an emerging technology, the creation of engineered meat. Several labs around the world are working on this project, they describe their aim as creating a product that wi... Read more
I Can, I Must, I Will
Saturday, February 23, 2019      16 comments

These are the words that now start my day; before I get out of bed I close my eyes and attempt to focus on my breathing as I slowly repeat the phrase over and over. I have a "busy mind" so meditation does not come easily but slow progress is be... Read more

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