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Small Gains for Big Pains

If you’ve followed me for any length of time, or been coached by me, you will know I am a…

Love and Chocolate

I love chocolate, very dark chocolate. I also love pasta, papayas and very dark chocolate. (Oh, I already mentioned that.)…

Trick or Trust – 10 Tips

While surfing the web for a fabulous new hairstyle that would make me as flawless as the model wearing it,…

Leave your Pickles at the Door – Ego and Sport

The game of pickleball was invented in the mid ’60s at a summer community near Seattle. It started out as…

A Surefire Way to Torpedo your Motivation

Have you ever said something like this? “Gosh darn it anyway, (or stronger language) I’m going to lose some weight…

Mindfulness – Part II. Why it Matters in Weight Management and in Life

If you’re new to this list, you may wonder what mindfulness and many other topics I write about have to…

Mindful or Mind Full

I was delighted to see a huge selection of books on Mindfulness and Meditation at our local bookstore recently. It’s…

Confusing Spirit with Spirits and other Distractions

Having an idyllic Christmas with unfettered joy amongst family and friends might seem like a big challenge. We feel pressure…

Calorie Watching in 1973

I recently took a close look at an old cookbook, copyright 1973. Between the covers of this now unbounded tome…

Macho Macho Man

I was all ears as CBC Radio’s call-in show discussed men’s mental health last Sunday. I just can’t get enough…

Taking the Long Shot

On a recent night, according to forecasters, there would be a good chance of seeing the northern lights – weather…

Hey you, with the Concrete Shoes!

I’ve recently put the lid on a couple of stressors. Phew! That took some weight off my shoulders. Picture my…

Whatever it is, it’s not permanent.

Twenty years ago I felt a lump in my breast. It felt just like what my sister described years earlier…

The Disconnect Between Intentions and Actions

It’s hard to stay committed to healthy eating when the party season is upon us. That’s what my clients are…

Swim or Sink

It’s been about 20 years since I’ve had a video game controller in my hands. I was pretty useless at…

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