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Advent Reds by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I worked this weekend but there was still an hour of sunlight left when I finished today. I walked along a favourite trail where winter birds are accustomed to human handout ... Read on »
Set the Oppressed Free by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I travelled last month to Mexico to visit my family for the first time since April 2013 when my mother died. My dad has struggled with his health and it has not been easy ... Read on »
The Young Eagle Soars by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I stand at this spot where the small lazy river splits around an island below a high sand bank. The Bald Eagle nest is not easy to see without binoculars now that surroun ... Read on »
Enjoying Small Things by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living This is one of the places I sit along the river to watch the Bald Eagle nest. Yesterday I waited for most of the morning through a couple of rain showers and then in humi ... Read on »
Eagle Watching by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living CLICK ON PHOTOS TO ENLARGE I spent the past month birding in the same location along a small river where a single eaglet is growing in leaps and bounds. We first visited ... Read on »
Career Stories: Centenarians by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Doll on display at the Dickinson House in Manotick, Ontario Over the years I have the honour of meeting a few centenarians who aged with grace and dignity. Most of th ... Read on »
Ottawa Birding by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We spent a few days in the Ottawa area visiting our daughter and new son-in-law. There is so much to see and do in the capital region but it is May and birding was near t ... Read on »
Career Stories: The Positive Power of Belief by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living In the 1970s it was still acceptable to give placebo medication to patients without their knowledge. The physician would write an order for an inert pill for pain or oth ... Read on »
Winter Springs to Summer by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living The beginning of May and October are my favourite times of year, seasons of transition, colour and beauty. Spring is unpredictable and sometimes rushes by with its succes ... Read on »
Homeless by Choice by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I did home care visits in the core downtown area of our city for five years. Beautiful condos faced the park and a block away others lived in filthy apartments above ma ... Read on »
Birding Close to Home by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living White-crowned Sparrows in our yard May is the best month for birders and it would be lovely to spend it at any one of the birding hotspots on the north shores of Lake Er ... Read on »
Career Stories: Young Aaron's Crutches by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Many Old Order Mennonites in our region do not have provincial health insurance and their community helps cover the costs of hospitalization and health care. But mode ... Read on »
A Visit to Toronto's Distillery District by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living I visited a good friend in Toronto who took me on a tour of the Distillery District .The site was once The Gooderman and Worts Distillery and stands near the lakefront, ... Read on »
Career Stories: Never Too Old by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living 1975 Graduates I started my career as a physiotherapist almost 40 years ago. Today I work with therapists and assistants who were not yet born when I graduated. The onl ... Read on »
Happy Anniversary! by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living We were married on a very cool, breezy Saturday in April. Mom lamented the fact that the forsythia bush was not blooming and we ended up having all our pictures taken ind ... Read on »
Bald Eagle Nest by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living Eagle Street runs parallel to the Speed River before it turns and joins the Grand River. I often wondered why this old street was named "Eagle Street" but assumed there wer ... Read on »
One Year Later by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living It is a year today that Mom left this world in the dark hour before dawn. It is true that life goes on but each event is coloured by her absence. She lives on in each of he ... Read on »
Season Opening by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living My blogging hiatus lasted almost half a year which is about the length of the winter that just ended. Early December brought a damaging ice storm and then we were visite ... Read on »
Synchrony by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living With the switch to Standard Time last night along with November days which shorten quickly, the opportunities to enjoy sunshine outside of work hours are now limited ... Read on »
This Market is NOT Destroyed! by Ruth K. Patient Expert Posted in: Blog Posts in Healthy Living A devastating fire early Labour Day morning levelled the main building of the St. Jacobs market just north of Waterloo, Ontario. Sixty vendors occupied the two storey ... Read on »