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Some of my favorite CDs

I just ordered Buddy Jewell's latest CD, which I've heard is great, and that got me going through my CDs to pick out my favorites. Since I've been a huge fan of country music since I was about 5, I started there. Most of these aren't major ones where they had all the bells and […]

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Good news! My bone density has improved

In 2005, I had a bone density test. and learned that I was bordering on osteoporosis. I had another one last year; it was worse; I now had osteoporosis. Very frustrating. I'm way too young for this! So, I made a concerted effort to do what I could to keep my bones from getting any […]

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No more diet drinks for me

I’ve never gotten into the habit of drinking Coke or other carbonated beverages (aka pop, soft drinks, etc.) the way some people do—as if they were water. I might have one a week, sometimes more, sometimes less. But I’ve always known there was nothing good about it. With a chocolate bar, you can at least […]

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Fat vs thin

After watching "I Can Make You Thin" with Paul McKenna, I found myself thinking about words and their meanings, and I suddenly realized that we don't actually have a word for "just right." "Fat" is never a positive word when used in North America to describe a human being. The word for "too fat" is […]

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Stopping cravings by negative association

I've been thinking more about what Paul McKenna said last week about losing weight by taking control of your cravings through associating a very negative taste (rotten, with worms, etc.) with whatever it is you crave. (I wrote about that in my last blog.) I was struck by a memory from long ago. It's not […]

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2 simple rules for getting in shape

Yes, I’m doing it. Got plans to make my whole house more suited to my body’s needs. 1. Eat only what your body actually needs. Would you stuff sugar in your car’s gasoline tank? Give a bowl of it to your cat or dog? No? Then why put it inside your mouth? Sure it tastes […]

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Stop the world, I want to get off!

Do you ever have a feeling that things are closing in on you? That you just can’t keep up? That you really need the world to just stop for a day or two so you can catch up? I’ve been getting that feeling way too often lately. There seems to be too much technology I […]

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DRUM – an impressive performance

My husband and I and our two middle sons attended Markham Theatre's performance of DRUM on Saturday night. All I can say is "Wow!" The history I learned back in elementary school came to life as the 19 membsrs of the cast very effectively demonstrated the four people groups who make up the people of […]

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Where Does the Plan Originate?

I keep thinking about planning and goals: specifically, how can I differentiate between God’s promises to me and my day-to-day goal-setting? When I read stories, especially from the Old Testament, it’s pretty clear that much of the time, it wasn’t the person picking a plan but God giving them a promise or a vision which […]

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Bodies in the Library

Last week, I joined roughly 65 other people in the library of Toronto’s castle, Casa Loma, for an evening of readings and questions with two very successful Canadian mystery authors, Giles Blunt and Louise Penny. It was a very interesting and informative evening. But what really struck me was how settings influence us. Both authors […]

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A Time to Do Nothing

For a number of years, I was busy 24/7 starting an association for writers and editors and then trying to keep ahead of the landslide I’d created. Don’t get me wrong. It was great. Well, maybe not “all,” but most of it. And I’m very glad I did what I did. But there was one […]

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Putting Things Off

A few years ago, I realized that my favorite nightgown was too big. I started looking for a new one, but didn’t see anything similar. (By the way, why do clothes designers seem to only make clothes for very thin young women or very large older women? But that’s another post.) I considered making my […]

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