Category Archives: Odds and Ends

Some animal humour to lighten the mood

The world keeps throwing so many serious challenges at us that require our attention, but I thought it might be a good idea to take a break and share some of my favourite cartoons. Enjoy! 🙂

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Vitamin F: there are vitamins and then there are vitamins

This piece has been circulating on the Internet since at least 2011 (I came to realize this when googling for the original source). The source remains unknown, and the contents change a bit with the state of the world, but … Continue reading

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True Happiness is Internal

The other day when I was texting a friend, I noticed how impatient and grumpy I felt when she didn’t reply and get back to me. There were similar instances with other people wherein I felt irked the same way.…

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Fitness is freedom

Fitness is freedom.  I wonder how many of us have ever considered this sage bit of philosophizing.  I hadn’t.  As I whizzed down an aisle in our local supermarket a week or so ago, following the COVID arrows in the … Continue reading

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Run-walking my way through Tuscany – virtually

A few months ago I posted that I had begun a virtual challenge – within my own timeframe and my own personally acceptable modes of trekking – to trek the St Francis Way.  I chose it because the 503 kms … Continue reading

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Embracing those 20 bonus years? How about 50 bonus years?!

Pretty well exactly a year ago (seems like a lifetime ago), I wrote a blog post called “Embracing those twenty bonus years“.  I’ve borrowed the same cartoon for this post because its message seems to say it all; at some … Continue reading

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So many ways to spread the joy of reading

Yesterday a fellow blogger introduced her readers to I Read Canadian Day.  Thanks, Debra.  I was a bit taken aback that I hadn’t heard of this special day before, but in looking it up I see that this is only … Continue reading

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Self-kindness includes self-esteem

Two weeks ago I posted about self-kindness and the related benefits of being lazy.  It’s hard not to be attracted by that advice!  In reading about what other advice is out there, one expert suggests that you should concentrate on … Continue reading

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