• Attitude,  My Story

    I’ve had an Epiphany – Keto Baking Sucks!

    You know that expression, “Life’s too short”? Well, life’s to short to waste it making bad desserts… I’ve tried.  I’ve really tried.  I have tried over and over again to like keto baked products and it just isn’t working.  I have spent hundreds of dollars over the last few years on expensive substitutes for the forbidden ingredients – flour and sugar.  And it’s been a flop – pretty well every darn thing! I have never had a huge sweet tooth, but I did used to like to bake basic things like banana muffins and drop cookies.  I had a few favourite recipes that I used forever.  Banana chocolate chip muffins…

  • Attitude,  My Story

    The Power of the Habit Streak

        In looking back, I realize that I haven’t created a blog post since late May.  Lots of things can be cited as reasons for this – pandemic-related apathy, busy summer and fall, the annual shortening of the light and my tendency to want to hibernate on my couch with knitting and tea and YouTube videos. Truth be told, all of these things are part of the reason.  We did have several trips during the pandemic lull of summer and fall, including two wonderful weeks with family in Germany, Austria and France.  We enjoyed summer travelling and socializing with far-away friends and family while the numbers were low and…

  • Attitude

    The Raging Veggie Burger Debate

      As part of closing Primal RD and moving all my “eggs into one basket” over here on the PBM webpage, I have been saving some of my old blog posts from that site before closing it down. This was one.  So if you feel like you have read it before somewhere, it’s possible that you have.  But I like the message and it bears repeating… GRATITUDE! So, here goes… It has been months since I wrote a blog post, so it was on my to-do list today to get some new content up here. And just this morning, a topic presented itself to me as I was cruising Facebook.…

  • Attitude,  My Story,  Spirit

    A New Direction for 2021

    I think that I have had an epiphany. I think that I have just finally found a “job/life description” that fits where my heart tells me that I want to go. Let me explain… I have been a Registered Dietitian for 35 years. In that time, I have done homecare, inpatient hospital care, outpatient care, private practice, long term care, back to private practice and now as an author and speaker. In all those roles, I have tended to lean towards caring for the concerns of adults, particularly “mature” adults. Even as a green young RD, driving around Waterloo region and going into people’s homes, my most memorable clients were…