My Week 220: I’m All Uber It

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So on Tuesday, my very good friend K emailed me to tell me that she had a ticket for a special Christmas concert featuring some of Canada’s best-loved performers on Wednesday night, but she couldn’t go. Did I want the ticket? she asked. I would! I typed. Then I hit send. And then I IMMEDIATELY regretted hitting send, because my brain had just shifted into overdrive, and was frantically grappling with things like a) where is it? b) how will I get there? C) MY GOD WHAT HAVE I DONE? If you know me at all, you know that doing things and being with people are not my strongest suit, and I had just flippantly agreed to a situation involving both of those. And there was no way of getting out of it, because she was very sad that she couldn’t go, but the fact that she could see me…

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Monday Minstrel: Horses Ancient and Modern in India

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One of the things I enjoy about blogging is the opportunity to learn from other bloggers about parts of the world that I have never visited.  A couple of days ago I visited the blog website of S. Jayaraman and found some very interesting  photos of horse sculptures. Here is the first one that captured my attention.

The photo above is of a carved wooden horse  that was taken when S. Jayaraman visited an ancient village known as Thiruvathigai in the Tamil Nadu State of India.  S. Jayaraman had visited a wood workshop where the carvers are the ninth generation to carve and paint wooden sculptures. 

Here are photos S. Jayaraman took of the carvings in ancient  Hindu Temples. that also feature horses.

I am interested to see that in these ancient sculptures there are human figures , dogs and an elephant supporting the horse from beneath. In the modern…

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Looking back… Day 9.

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If there is something I wish I’ll keep until the day I leave this world, it is the gift of keeping in touch with my inner child.

I like being impressed by little things. I like seeing the beauty in little things. I like feeling the magic in little things.

As I said in a previous post, I am not super excited about Holiday Season this year. My Xmas cards sending is an attempt at bringing back the febrility of Christmas in my life. As someone mentionned in my email inbox, it will be time consuming, but I am eager to start sending my cards aways. I hope they will make a difference. We’ll see if they do.

*Fingers crossed*

Today, we went shopping, and there was a Santa Claus village in the mall. I didn’t pay much attention to it, but when we got to Canadian Tire (a Canadian…

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Dr.Myles Munroe: Protect Your Character

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Today’s share is on traits necessary to transform you into a person of value, a concept which seems to be heading into extinction like the dinosaurs. I was fascinated by the origin of the word character, as well as how status and/or income does not raise the true net worth of an individual. The major determining factor is if you ARE who you SAY you are, no matter WHERE you are. 

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Can flaxseed lower cholesterol? – Tufts

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I have tried for years to cut down my reliance on protein from red meat. Nuts and seeds are often suggested as an alternative source that I have used. So, I was glad to run across this item.

Q. Are flaxseed crackers nutritious, and can they help lower cholesterol? Is the question asked by the Tufts Health and Nutrition Letter.

th.jpegA. Nicola McKeown, PhD, a scientist at the HNRCA, answers: “Like other seeds, flaxseeds provide both soluble and insoluble fiber, and they are also a rich source of alpha-linolenic acid, an omega-3 fatty acid which may have anti-inflammatory properties.”

“It is the soluble fiber inside the seed that helps lower cholesterol. Processing the seeds by grinding or soaking in water makes the fiber easier to digest and helps release nutrients for absorption. The insoluble fiber in the tough outer coating of the seed helps create stool mass and plays an…

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IN THE FIRING LINE

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For years I’ve been a victim of scribbling mania. It’s a disease that can start in early childhood and stays with you until you are no longer compos mentis and unable to hold a pen or identify the letters on a keyboard.

I am one of the lucky ones who managed to support a family by utilizing this malady and would jump out of bed crying “Yeah, it’s Monday!” On the other hand, public holidays would throw me into a deep depression as I couldn’t get more work done or filming venues were closed.

few of the videos I made

Yes, I’ve been a lifelong sufferer.

It was not all plain sailing. Often clients would say “This is brilliant … but …” and I knew that the criticism was coming. It was all a learning curve and hopefully, as the years went by, I improved, the negatives declined and I learned to understand that all people…

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Learning to Appreciate My Boat

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Our anniversary was Monday but because we knew that babysitting would be in short supply the first couple weeks of December, we celebrated our anniversary a bit early. 

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Just thought you should know…10 Creative Ways to Eat Veggies for Breakfast

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I’m an intermittent faster, so I don’t eat breakfast. However, I know most people do. So, inspired by my CRON diet article, I decided to repost this article, which highlights ways to eat veggies for breakfast. You really can’t eat too many vegetables. If my research into caloric restriction taught me anything, it’s the importance of eating LOTS of veggies!


HERE’S THE ORIGINAL ARTICLE

If you’re anything like me, you grew up on cold, processed cereal, milk, toast and maybe orange juice as a standard breakfast. On weekends, maybe we had pancakes or eggs, or went out to eat. Fruit and granola with yogurt or oatmeal is also a popular standby for breakfast. Most people don’t think of eating a lettuce salad or heaping bowl of veggies for breakfast.

But, maybe we should. Calorie for calorie, veggies give you the most “bang for your buck.” Generally, you can eat…

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