I had two beautiful sightings this week. One was my very first monarch butterfly sighting this summer on my evening walk. I love taking a walk after dinner some nights, while the evenings are still balmy and refreshing. I passed a bed of vibrant flowers, when a monarch gracefully floated and perched itself right on … More A Beautiful Sight
Yes! I woke up to the sound of chirping and tweeting, instead of snowplows and salt trucks. Yes my dear friends, Spring is in the air and it’s not just the birds who are happy. People are out and about everywhere, from children on bikes, runners, walkers, shoppers and gardeners. What a magical time of … More Back on Track
I think Olaf (the lovable snowman in Disney’s Frozen) and me are kindred spirits. Although we both live in climates that are cold for at least five months out of the year, we daydream of warmer pastures, signs of Spring and ahead to summer. Don’t ever ask a group of Kindergarten girls who Olaf is, … More Now I’m Getting Advice from a Snowman.
The other day I got caught up in some discouraging news. Call it a setback. Without divulging details, it put me in a blah mood. Andy calls me a The Grinch when I get in these moods. I just want to stand on top Mount Crumpit, with my hands on my hips and look down … More The Many Moods of Exercise
I can feel it rearing its ugly head; it’s looming just around the corner. Seasonal Affective Disorder, commonly called SAD. I’m sad, always cold and feeling blah. I have had enough of the brutally cold, dark days, slipping on a patch of ice and shivering in the car as the engine warms up. This winter … More Crisis Averted
The air is a little fresher, the days are becoming shorter and the back to school ads are on TV as Fall edges closer. I always look at a new season as if it is a new beginning. I look back and take a look at my fitness goals. Did I do what needs to … More A Fall Tune-up
I met my friend, Christopher Emmanuel thirteen years ago through my friend and former roommate Karen. Christopher and Karen were in a relationship, and we all shared humble surroundings in our tiny flat in Cancun, Mexico. Here we lived, laughed and learned all while escaping the harsh Canadian winters. What I first noticed about Chris … More A Mind That Matters
I was once a chronic worrier. My worrying would inevitably lead to anxiety, and anxiety would lead to fear. This was a crippling and debilitating way to live. I would like to share my story, in hopes it may help others and sharing also helps me. I was a prisoner to my worry, but I … More Worry. What is it Good For?
One thing I promised myself when I started this blog was to be candid with my readers. Whether I had one follower or two thousand, honesty had to be on the agenda, especially as this is to be a “body transformation journey.” I wrote in my first entry to inform readers of my setbacks, disappointments … More How I Know That Gluttony Is One of the Seven Deadly Sins.