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    Meditating

    Meditating Last May I listened to a lecture on meditation by Nina Fry-Kizler. It was one of the free Friday lectures given by the Institute of Noetic Science (IONS). Fry-Kizler talked about how not all types of meditation suit all people. She walked us through three types of meditation – mindfulness, focused, and movement. Not all meditation involves sitting quietly with your eyes closed. I found the Movement Meditation interesting and invigorating. Nina’s talk got me thinking about meditation in… Read more »

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    Sacred Cow: a book review

    Sacred Cow: The Case for (Better) Meat Why Well-Raised Meat Is Good for You and Good for the Planet by Diana Rodgers (Author), Robb Wolf (Author) | Self-published (July 14, 2020) Although I have tried at various times to become a vegetarian, I have never succeeded. So, I can say that I have always eaten meat. The articles I have read often cause me to feel quite guilty — even ashamed of my choice. I have to admit that I do not… Read more »

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    Take a fresh breath; and now jump into an ice bath

    Wim Hof It was through my daughter, Tanya, that I first learned about Wim Hof. She suggested I listen to his podcast. I did and became intrigued. The Iceman Known as the “Iceman,” Wim Hof has done many way-out things in the cold: he climbed Kilimanjaro twice in a pair of shorts, ran a marathon north of the Arctic Circle in shorts, swam under a frozen lake in shorts (ok, probably a bathing suit), and he takes frequent ice baths.… Read more »

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    Gratitude in a World of Uncertainty

    This was originally published in my November 2020 eNewsletter that I mail through Mailchimp. Enjoy, Ellen Can you believe we are reaching the end of 2020?  November has finally arrived. If you’re like me, this year’s passing comes somewhat of a relief. I am grateful for having survived. Fall Colours As I write this month’s message to you, our leaves here in Toronto continue their spectacular show. The red leaves have mostly dropped, and the yellow leaves shine in their… Read more »

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    Book Review: The Personalized Diet

    The Personalized Diet: The Pioneering Program to Lose Weight and Prevent Disease by Eran Segal PhD (Author), Eran Elinav MD PhD (Author), Eve Adamson Grand Central Life & Style Publishing (December 26, 2017) After a month of “sheltering in place” and all the media hype about shortages, I noticed that my fascination with food, diet, and meals moved to the forefront of my life. Enough so that I need to increase my awareness factor before the kilograms start to creep… Read more »

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