Category Archives: lent

Active Living Challenge: Small Successes

Okay… just because I haven’t been talking about physical activity lately doesn’t mean I haven’t been doing it… or at least trying.  For someone who has never lived a particularly physically active life, I have to admit this has been a … Continue reading

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Active Living: Choices…

It’s all about choices. Unfortunately, it’s too easy to make the wrong choice, especially when momentum is involved.  Raising three kids is tiring… especially with a teenager in the mix.  Forcing myself, or all of us, out of the house … Continue reading

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Careful What You Wish For….

So Big Dude got off the bus yesterdayay and immediately asked to go for a walk.  Little Dude then asked to go again after dinner. It is like herding cats! At the same time… I can’t say no.  I took … Continue reading

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Learning to walk again…

That didn’t go so well. I did what I promised… my Lenten project of getting the family more active got underway with a walk.  Little Dude and I met Big Dude at the bus with the plan of going for … Continue reading

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A New Lenten Project

I’ve been feeling a little lost lately.  The season of Lent has been fast approaching… in fact, today brings Ash Wednesday, the formal beginning of this time of reflection.  Perhaps I have been reflecting too much. Last year I gave … Continue reading

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A self-imposed silence forces me to listen to my body…

I am coming to understand just how much our mental state controls our bodies. I’ve been reading the book I mentioned earlier, Bernie Seigel’s Love, Medicine and Miracles with a sense of incredulity. I has seemed so amazing that our … Continue reading

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A little therapy is a good thing…

I’ve decided I need therapy. In fact, I think we could all benefit from a little (or in some cases a lot) of therapy. Did you know the percentage of the health care budget in Canada given to mental health … Continue reading

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Descending into Obsession…

I fear I am beginning to cross a line… from life affirming personal journey to socially awkward obsession. The most recent cancer blow to hit us has my new-found knowledge veering from interesting and helpful cocktail conversation to the potential … Continue reading

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Cancer wins again…

I’ve been avoiding posting this past week. I think I feel some pressure, now that I have completed my cancer-free Lent, that I have to have something profound to say about cancer or about life. I don’t feel profound right … Continue reading

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We did it!

I have surpassed my fundraising goal for preventing cancer. I am so excited… … and I love the donation, and the donor, that put me over the top. The person to take me past my $1,000 goal was my mother. … Continue reading

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