Looking after your pearly whites

Let’s talk about your local dentist. When was the last time you visited him or her?  My most recent visit  was last Wednesday.  That would be “do what I want Wednesday” and what I wanted was a good cleaning and consultation with my dentist.  That’s now two Wednesdays in a row with another to follow …

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Fair Weather Driver

Today's feature image is of our first snowfall in the Valley (there's been lots in the mountains already).  Driving in the first snowfall is always interesting. Many people have waited just a wee bit too long to get their snow tires. Not me. My husband took care of that little detail a couple of weeks …

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It never ends………

It’s incredibly easy to put on weight as you get older and increasingly difficult to lose it.  Those little treats here and there start to add up to ounces and pounds,usually appearing exactly where you don’t want them. The women in my family used to joke that they have to give up eating completely to …

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I go walking after midnight (sometimes)

Today started cold as Yogi Rikki arrived for our 9:00 am session of stretch and floor work with blocks, straps and balls.  I’ve come to really appreciate the work we do with these props.  The balls in particular settle in deeply and begin working below the skin, stretching muscles and kick-starting nerves in legs, glutes, …

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Do what I want Wednesday

Family is a complicated topic. Maybe you have a large family or maybe small, mine is just right.  I’ve been doing a lot of thinking about family recently as events unfold in the lives of mine. My Dad has been in a managed care facility for over 5 years now.  He smiles all the time …

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Hit the Pause button – Take a break

While I was in Toronto recently, I paused for a few hours to have lunch at my favourite restaurant, Joso’s at the intersection of Avenue Road and Davenport. A lovely, romantic spot, famous for its Dalmatian Coast cuisine.  Today's feature image was taken at Joso's. Here's the link to Joso's I started with a simple …

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Love Songs

It’s Sunday  (well actually, it's Monday now)in my little piece of Paradise in the mountains.  My husband just made me a wonderful breakfast complete with a low fat latte.  And now I’m drinking that latte whilst listening to my new favourite genre of Bossa Nova.  This morning it’s “So Nice (Summer Samba)” by Babel Gilberto. …

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Are you a Passenger or a Driver?

Many years ago when I was living in London, a colleague remarked that the people in our company were all passengers. Curious, I asked him what he meant.  He explained that there had been so many changes in management that the staff were simply passengers on whatever train happened to pick them up on any …

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Spring in the Mountains – Update

Hello, it’s been awhile, I thought I should update you on what’s going on here in my wee bit of paradise in the Canadian Rockies. I'm sitting in my office.  The feature picture is the view to my left, out the window - There is full on green trees now with the snow capped Lizard …

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