Yoga toes

My Pilates instructor Pam noticed my toes are in a perpetual clench. (Ever notice that when someone tells you to relax a specific part of your body, it is impossible to do?  Or is that just me?)

And my feet are always sore.

Pam recommended “yoga toes”, which I had never heard of.

Just got them yesterday, and already I can tell they are revolutionary. They stretch and relax your toes and feel divine.  My feet are noticeably less sore.  Here’s the version of yoga toes I bought from Amazon.

https://www.amazon.ca/gp/product/B01FHRHR0G/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1

And here’s an article I found on the benefits of yoga toes, if you want to learn more about them.

http://www.livestrong.com/article/417926-are-yoga-toes-good-for-you/

Canada’s broken health care system

I work every day with health care providers and administrators in Canada’s health care system. They are smart, hard-working, compassionate, well-intentioned public servants.

That doesn’t mean the system is working. It’s not. And it’s going broke.

Many of those well-intentioned public servants are exhausted. Demand, as we all know, exceeds supply in our system.

According to the Canadian Institute for Health Information:

In 2015, total health expenditure in Canada is expected to reach $219.1 billion, or $6,105 per person. It is anticipated that, overall, health spending will represent 10.9% of Canada’s gross domestic product (GDP).

I encourage everyone who is even moderately interested to read Neil Macdonald’s piece on Canada’s health care system.  It’s bang on, and full of insight:

http://www.cbc.ca/news/politics/health-care-baby-boomers-macdonald-1.3833563

 

 

 

 

 

Melancthon wind facility

Drove by this windmill farm yesterday.  Super cool.  133 wind turbines have the capacity to produce 545,000 megawatt hours each year.   See YouTube video below.

But local residents complain the turbines are affecting their health – incessant noise.  I’m curious to learn more.

 

This landed in my mailbox yesterday

Canada’s example to the world.  Absolutely.

There is still some work to be done, however.  For example, Canada’s Supreme Court decided in 2010 that suspects do not have a right to legal counsel while they are being interrogated.

https://releve.canlii.org/en/ca/scc/doc/2010/2010scc35/2010scc35.htm

I think this is why no one has ever proposed a Law & Order: Canada spinoff.

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Asshat

From today’s Washington Post:

Justice officials reminded the FBI of the department’s position “that we don’t comment on an ongoing investigation. And we don’t take steps that will be viewed as influencing an election,” said one Justice Department official …

 

And yesterday’s:

James Comey is damaging our democracy