Category Archives: Healthy(ish) Mind

Nov 9, 2017 Best article ever!

Interviews offer many opportunities for things to go wrong.

The reporter can misunderstand or misquote.

The person being reported on can misinform and misdirect.

That’s why when an interview goes well, and then the article is crisp, it’s cause for celebration!

This is one of those articles, and I can’t thank Meredith Lepore and Levo League for making my first Unlightenment article a wonderful one! Except for one tiny little thing, I’m not sure I can live up to being called the satirist of modern day mindfulness, that title sounds like it would require me to dress better than I do, and not mumble aloud while running errands.


Here’s the article

Sep 15, 2017 The Kind of Yoga I Like

I love the practice of yoga.

Not the kind of yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

I prefer a different kind.

One where the instructor is cautious and makes sure that everyone is striving for their personal edge, but not beyond.

One that I can do anywhere at anytime, like the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario as I did last year.

One where I wear my most comfortable clothes, and no one cares (or likely even notices) that they’re a tad ratty.

One that I can do anywhere, even in the middle of a frozen lake in Northern Ontario.

That’s the kind of yoga I love, and that’s the kind of yoga I’ll be talking about at Booth 429B at the Yoga and Wellness Show at the Enercare Centre in Toronto on September 30 and October 1, 2017.

There will also be people there that love yoga that gets one steaming hot, contorted, and wearing clothes that costs more than I’d pay for a fancy dress.

But if there’s one thing that yoga has taught me, it’s that peace of mind and well being are for everyone, even those that do things different than me.

Tickets for the show, which include: classes, shopping, samples, giveaways, and food can be purchased at

Jul 20, 2017 Food Infused with Negative Energy

I eat out a lot, and buy a lot of prepared foods.
It’s my biggest indulgence.
Usually, the people who work behind the counter,
serving me my extravagant nourishments
are lovely, or fine, or just putting in an honest days work.
Occasionally, the person behind the counter offends me,
transferring their wretched misery into my chocolate croissant,
infusing it with so much negative energy that after making a hasty retreat
I realize that I can’t stomach the pastry, and throw it out.
Sometimes, (in my mind) I rage against the person behind the counter.
Lately, I recognize that my reaction to their negativity is a message from
my inner people telling me that they’d like me to take a breathe,
and tune into what I need to do to take care of myself.
Because that’s my job, and not the job of the people behind the counter.

Apr 21, 2017 Body Image Boost

How many articles of clothing do you have in your closet that don’t fit anymore?
I have about a dozen.
Everyday I look at them and I feel bad about how much I weigh.
So today, this very day, I’m giving my body image a boost!
If it’s too tight to wear today, this very day, it’s going to be donated.