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May 21, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week I had a straightforward, but time-consuming, procedure to help deal with my anemia this week. The upside: several hours of uninterrupted reading time. Sadly, neither book I brought along quite lived up to my expectations, but such is life. On the bright side, I was at the hospital over lunchtime and it did feel luxurious … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life
May 20, 2021You’re An Adult. You Can Give Yourself Permission. Not long ago I stumbled across an essay written by a woman dealing with an esophageal burn. To promote healing and lessen the pain, she was asked to follow a soft-food diet. With many staple foods no longer an option, she was forced to confront the slew of arbitrary rules she had assigned to her … Continue reading "You’re An Adult. You Can Give Yourself Permission." Food & Body Here's A Thought
May 19, 2021Don’t Quote Me: Plan It. Do It. I’m a big fan of Laura Vanderkam. I find her no-nonsense advice refreshing. There are no complicated rules, just straightforward suggestions for how to arrange your time to fit in personal wants and needs. She says things you might expect to hear from a pragmatic, but loving, friend. Plan it in, and do it anyway. … Continue reading "Don’t Quote Me: Plan It. Do It." Don't Quote Me Life Time Management
May 18, 2021A To-Buy Hack: Have a Running List I’m a list person. Phone, paper, whiteboard, calendar, back-of-an-envelope; you name it, I’ve put a list on it. While most lists have a designated timeline – from a list for today’s tasks, to appointments and meetings that might be scheduled weeks in advance, to the groceries I need for Friday’s supper – there are items … Continue reading "A To-Buy Hack: Have a Running List" Organization Productivity
May 17, 2021Here’s A Thought: Consider Small Aesthetic Decisions We’re a visual species. While you and I may look at a Jackson Pollock, van Gogh or Picasso and have wildly different visceral responses (personally: cool, love it, meh) – everyone gravitates toward particular aesthetics – there is no mistaking that we will have some reaction. Ambivalence. Admiration. Curiosity. Disgust. Beauty is, after all, in … Continue reading "Here’s A Thought: Consider Small Aesthetic Decisions" Here's A Thought
May 14, 2021Casual Friday + Love of the Week We remain in the midst of a province-wide lockdown. As spring edges closer to summer, we’re plodding along through online learning and gathering restrictions. It’s going…okay. I think it’s safe to say we’re all weary, but it is encouraging to see the new caseload tick lower. I had the chance to talk with Laura Vanderkam … Continue reading "Casual Friday + Love of the Week" Casual Friday Life