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Pigs Do It Too!
Sunday, March 08, 2020      10 comments

Of course pigs poop but now apparently some pigs also wear pedometers. Unfortunately one got away and the fire brigade had to be called. Enjoy and have a Sunday giggle!
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What's Wrong With Being Confident
Friday, March 06, 2020      10 comments

Disclaimer: I am a customer of this company, best and most comfortable lingerie I have ever worn. I am heartened by the message delivered in this video; when so many of us and other women struggle with body image and self acceptance this vi... Read more
Pussy Willows!
Friday, March 06, 2020      9 comments

Catkins everywhere suddenly, the wild willows along the roadsides are bursting with them. Truly a sign of longer days, warmer nights and much more sunshine; they are really our first sign of Spring here. Today is our final day of the 5% Ch... Read more
Thursday, March 05, 2020      10 comments

"Every hour simply take 3 deep calming breaths and relax". Today's wisdom from Action For Happiness; so simple and so rewarding. I have a busy mind and find it difficult to meditate so this action is right up my alley and I am reminded to do i... Read more
Wednesday, March 04, 2020      11 comments

"Start today by appreciating that you are alive and have a body." This is today's reflection on the Action for Happiness calendar. How many of us are so self consumed and "busy" that we fail to step back and realize that yes indeed we are alive?... Read more
Action For Happiness
Tuesday, March 03, 2020      10 comments

b5f17eb1ed&id=b8f00398ca&e=4fc43514a8 I subscribe to this monthly calendar and today's "task" is to work on cultivating kindness towar... Read more
Monday, March 02, 2020      12 comments

I read an interesting bit in the NYTimes this morning, part of their continuing Health and Wellness Challenge. It asked the question "do you reward yourself during or after exercise?" It suggested listening to favourite podcasts or music while... Read more
Prep Day
Sunday, March 01, 2020      11 comments

I use Saturday and Sunday as my days to plan and prep for my Spark week ahead; one reason is that I enjoy reduced electrical rates on the weekend so I make big use of both my stove and washer/dryer on those days. I begin with my journal, mapp... Read more
Making it Lighter
Saturday, February 29, 2020      10 comments

A task for the last week of the Winter 5% Challenge is to write a daily blog. I am always looking for ways to make tweaks in my eating habits and I find this one appealing. it is borrowed from Day 12 of the NYTimes Health and Wellness Challeng... Read more
Wednesday, February 26, 2020      10 comments

It appears that COVID-19 is making its way to more countries and communities around the world. GINASPARK is an American living and working in China, she has been quarantined for the past few weeks and finally brought good news today in that the... Read more
Muddying the Waters
Sunday, February 23, 2020      10 comments

I thought this would be an interesting followup to my SBMI blog of yesterday.
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An Interesting Health Measurement
Saturday, February 22, 2020      7 comments

Our team leader (ALLEYCATPA) for the Weight Warriors in the Winter 5% Challenge shared this link yesterday. it is a measurement of BMI that is more specific to older people and raises the argument/evidence that being too thin may not be optimum... Read more
Exercising Alone
Wednesday, February 19, 2020      16 comments

I am not one to seek out crowds and the thought of attending a gym for exercise overwhelms me so I was delighted to find this article today. Turns out exercising alone has great healthful benefits let alone cost savings when you think about it.... Read more
Romance Indeed :)
Friday, February 14, 2020      15 comments

Gushing tributes to love abound today, lineups at the flower counters in stores are huge with men making a last minute gesture, restaurants fully booked and seduction is in the air. One only has to observe the actions of the wild birds to know ... Read more
Looking Better All The Time
Thursday, February 13, 2020      9 comments

Coffee drinkers rejoice! Unless you load your cups of Joe with cream and sweeteners you might consider the good news in this article.
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