Suffering In Silence

Wild and Precious Life

Well, I am trying hard not to cry or kick something.  I just spent 45 minutes writing today's blog and somehow wiped it out.  Damn and double damn!!  There was some really good stuff in there too!  Frigamole.   ...more

How Much Should I Weigh?

The American Cancer Society gives a rough guideline for a healthy body weight. The body mass index (BMI) serves as indicator for it and defines the relationship between height and weight. The weight groups apply for men and women who are 20 years old and older and are defined as...more

I am NOT a Quitter!

My friends and family all share the same response when I tell them I’m starting a new fitness regime or diet. They say that’s great, that they will support me, but the tone of their voice sends off alerts in my head....more

Home Mountain

I looked for it, my landmark that I was headed home, it's muted blue/green peak thrusting symetrically into the late spring sky.   Today, it was like a talisman, a harbinger of comfort, of home. "You're diabetic" Dr. S said, her keen gazed rested on me briefly.  "Your fasting blood sugar should be 6.5-7, your test was 9, you are a diabetic".   ...more

Recipe: Miso Soup with Vegetables

Why Counting Calories Won't Serve You

Calories.  You love them.  You hate them.You love consuming delicious and satisfying food, yet you loathe considering how much you consumed at the end of a day.  What if we said "good-bye" to this love/hate relationship and moved towards honoring our bodies and minds with the way we eat?If you consistently count the number of calories you eat daily, stop for a moment and ask yourself "why?"...more

Wheelchair Bound After Breaking My THUMB!?!

My name is Debbi Haskins, I live in a very small town in Southwestern Ontario Canada. I was injured in a work place accident in May of 2008. A very stupidly simple everyday kinda accident.  Nothing scary or severe… So I thought....more

The dangers of single parenthood

My Mom is an amazing woman (thanks, Mom!). And she is a tough woman: Being a single mom to two children while holding down a full-time job is a rough gig. Because she worked 60+ hour weeks, I learned how to cook and clean, as well as how to look after myself and get myself where I needed to go. I'm probably a more independent person today because of her. ...more
"Experts advise that single moms learn to take time for themselves and not always put their ...more

Accepting the gift of what is

To a softer gentler way to think, to feel, to be.In Loving presence and service..Trish Dennison...more