beat those pandemic pounds with this sneaky trick!

Did those pesky pandemic pounds make your jeans shrink too?  Oh how I wish I didn’t like food so much.     It’s tempting to start a diet.  But diets don’t work for very long.  We can’t live a life of deprivation.  There’s something inside of me that wants whatever food I’m not ‘supposed’ eat.  Can […]

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Pandemic pounds? Don’t listen to nasty self-talk!

Are you struggling with some pandemic pounds?  Most of us are. Rest assured my friend there will no silly memes here and there will be no judging, only support and encouragement.  We’re in this together. We’ve never been through a worldwide pandemic before.  Our lives have all changed in so many ways.   Even as […]

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A mixture of apprehension and excitement as the pandemic restrictions ease

Do you have a mixture of excitement and apprehension about how we will do life moving forward?  I do!  Now that the pandemic restrictions are loosening here in Ontario, Canada we can add people to our social circles, go shopping and go on other outings too. But I am finding that this whole pandemic scene […]

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5 tips on contentment during the pandemic

During this pandemic I find contentment fleeting and elusive.   The physical distancing and not meeting with family and friends is feeling really long now.  When will our world get back to normal? I keep thinking that with the next phase of the reopening I will be content.  But I’m realizing that contentment is a […]

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Find out that today matters more than you ever thought!

Do you fall into the comparison trap?  I do!  Social media is full of pictures and stories of people who are doing great things, with happy perfect families.  It’s easy to feel insignificant and so very average.  But you know what?  Us average people make up most of the world. Today is a pretty average […]

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Which blog posts are our favourites?

What blog posts are worth reading?  Do you like answers to questions, with good research and information?   Or maybe you want to be encouraged and inspired?  Perhaps you like insight into someone with similar health struggles?  Maybe you are looking for a diet free approach to health?  Little steps to health has a little […]

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Thank you for the gift of your time!

It’s been said that, “the greatest gift you can ever give someone is the gift of your own time.”  Thank you for giving me that gift today.  I always want to add value to your life. It’s hard to believe that this little blog is 5 years old.  I took a few minutes today to […]

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What can this pandemic teach us?

What has this pandemic taught me?  This pandemic has helped me realize what I value.  What about you?  We are really missing some things from our lives.  But maybe there are some things we aren’t missing?  Like that tired feeling from always being on the go? This pandemic has helped me realize what I value.  […]

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The science behind mindless eating and what to do about it!

Ever eaten a whole bag of potato chips while watching T.V.? Ever eaten your lunch while checking Facebook and suddenly realized your food was gone? That’s what happens to me! Ever walked by some dessert and grabbed one on the way by? Yup, done that many times. I saw it, picked it up and ate […]

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Fun YouTube Videos to check out!

I have a simple pleasure that helps me learn new things and it is good for my body, mind and spirit. Watching YouTube videos is my new simple pleasure. When I am working in the kitchen, which seems like always these days, I like to watch a video.  I like learning something while I do […]

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Little joys give us comfort and security!

What’s making you smile today?  What’s today’s simple joy?  One of my simple joys is slowly sipping a cup of hot tea before the busyness of the day.  One of yesterday’s joys was a long video chat with my kids and granddaughter.  I am finding that during this current pandemic these little joys are vital […]

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Little steps to health during the pandemic! How I cope.

How are you handling the disruptions to your life? I think we are all curious about how other people are coping with this pandemic. We’ve never been through something like this before.  We want ideas on how we can cope.  Let me tell you how I am coping.  I am applying my little steps to […]

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