Loving the pudding I am

Loving the pudding I am

I’m 52 and I’m in good shape. As a woman, this has invariably led to me being regularly called (amongst other things) “fortunate”, “genetically gifted”, or – simply – “lucky”. Sometimes, those interested enough will probe deeper,...
2020 – Armageddon, or I’m-a-gettin’?

2020 – Armageddon, or I’m-a-gettin’?

Someone asked me recently what my mission on this planet is. In answering, I tried to avoid the obvious role definers like “Be a good mom,” “deliver an outstanding service to my clients,” or “be a kind person,” etc. I do/am those things naturally, but they’re not part...
The perfect body. Illusion or reality?

The perfect body. Illusion or reality?

Our cave-dwelling ancestors were, I’m fairly sure, unconcerned about what they looked like. They probably only saw their hazy image on the surface of some idle pond when fishing. How heavy their bodies were mattered only if they were balanced on a creaking log...
Putting me first

Putting me first

How do I show self-love? Let me count the ways… carrot cake from Flavourtown (when they have it in); a really good book (when I have the time for it); a manicure (on my birthday); a good movie (when I’m able to stay awake long enough to watch it). Hang on. I’m not...
Conformity: will it be the death of us?

Conformity: will it be the death of us?

Conformity will be the death of us. More specifically, conformity is failing our kids. I’ve been seeing more than the usual number of teenagers/young adults with anxiety issues recently. This kind of trend is always massively concerning, though not remotely...
Get off the hamster wheel!

Get off the hamster wheel!

I know what you’re like. I see you every day in my work as a nutrition coach. I acknowledge that you’re an individual. I get that you’re nothing like the next person in many respects. But your behaviours (and your subsequent habits) are pretty common to all humans!...