25 Useful Things to Remember When You Screw Up

Pink golf ballI played in my first-ever golf tournament last week. My preferred (quelle surprise!) ball is pictured at left šŸ˜‰

In golf, as in most sports, it’s important to follow the rulesĀ  when you compete. (Mostly.)

Unfortunately (or fortunately, depending on how you look at it),Ā  following the rules is not my strong suit (not in games, not in sports, and especially not in life generally).

That’s probably why I ended up breaking the rules and being disqualified In my maiden tourney. (So far I haven’t been disqualified from life, but who knows what lies ahead…)

Interestingly, I subsequently learned I needn’t have been disqualified from the tournament, having followed the proper corrective procedure after the initial infraction.

This rule-breaking experience reminded me of some random life lessons, which I thought worth sharing: Continue reading

21 Centering Thoughts From Deepak Chopra

I recently returned to my meditation practice with Oprah and Deepak Chopra’s 21-day Meditation Challenge, Miraculous Relationships!, of which today is Day 16.

While there are only five more days to go in the free program, it’s also available for purchaseĀ  either in the form of online access or CDs.Ā  (I’m not in any way affiliated with the program, other than as a participant.)

I am enjoying the daily meditations, and purchased access to them (forever) for $39.

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Frozen Bananas? Who Knew? (Day 10)

Frozen bananas

Frozen bananas

Yippee! We made it to Day 10 in Susanā€™s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing)! (Actually, today is Day 11, but don’t tell anyone…)

It is excruciatingly hot in my corner of Quebec, or at least it is by Canadian standards : 31 C is OTT for us Canucks. Doesn’t hold a candle to Erbil, Iraq, though. That’s where my friend (and author) Carolyn Theriault is. She’s a sucker for punishment is Carolyn. Continue reading

Hot? Getchya Some Gazpacho (Day 9)

FB thumbs up iconIn the last 10 days, we’ve had rain, rain, SNOW, freezing cold, and everything in between.

But now that Facebook has turned around (in this statement), so has the weather.

Today (or rather yesterday, because I fell asleep at the keyboard when I was about to post this last night, and then decided to go to bed instead) was hot, hot, hot, and tomorrow is supposed to be sweltering, by Canadian standards anyway (and yes, it’s tomorrow already and it’s a humid scorcher). Continue reading

Facebook, food & feminism (Days 5, 6, 7 & 8)

Margaret Mead small groupThis week’s three “F” words!

Yes, I have continued on Susanā€™s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing, even while I was madly blogging against big bad corporate Facebook and its misogynist treatment of women — fightingĀ  the good feminist fight as it were.

I wrote five posts which so far have a combined viewership of 6,000+ (2,700 on one day alone in the heat of the battle!). Not bad for my little upstart blog. Now things will return to normal (i.e. quiet) of course. Anyway, here are the five posts; #3 is my personal fave: Continue reading

Days 3 & 4: 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin Buster


Ready for the rainā€¦and snow, which came this afternoon

Woe is me! Life gets in the way of my best laid plans…

Today is Day 4 of Susanā€™s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing, andĀ  I completely missed blogging about Day 3 because I was too busy blogging about being blocked on Facebook (Trigger warning). So, here goes with Days 3 & 4 together now!

It’s STILL raining,Ā  pouring in fact, and freezing cold. It’s been like this forā€¦ well, since we started this 10 Day Thing. The only thing to do about the weather is go with it. In #PINK of course. Continue reading

Day 2: 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin Buster

Lunch - could have two instead of just the one...

Lunch – could have two instead of just the one…


Today is Day 2 of Susanā€™s Last 10 Days in May Magic Bullet Muffin & Fat Back Buster UnDiet & Weight Release Thing, and it’s almost Day 3 already!

(Someone organized would have done all the posts in advanced and scheduled them. But no, not me. Flying by the seat of my pants as usual :-))

It’sĀ  still raining, and I’m still busy. Not much news, other than I have been unblocked at Facebook, and will soon blog about the block.)Ā  Meanwhile, back to the 10-Day Thing… Continue reading