Author Archive: Rebekka K. Steg

Link Love (2014-07-24)

Thought-provoking 10 things America does so much worse than Europe – Salon “There is a relationship between background knowledge and reading comprehension. The more you understand about a particular subject, the more “hooks” keep the facts in there. So if you are going to read a book on a subject you don’t know much about, …

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Writer’s Wednesday: First Crush: The Pursuit of Brave (Self) Love by Mara Glatzel

Mara Glatzel is one of my favourite coaches, time and time again her blog posts and newsletter love notes have broken through my shell and hit me right where I needed it. When it comes to courageous and brave self-care and self-love, she’s the first person I turn to. I love her thoughts on the need for …

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Link Love (2014-07-19)

Thought-provoking 5 Rules to Make Dating Easier (On Yourself) – Dr NerdLove “Second, participants didn’t notice their own performance declines. When participants graded themselves, they believed that their performance declined for a few days and then tapered off. In reality, they were continuing to get worse with each day. In other words, we are poor judges …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Angela’s Ashes by Frank McCourt

Angela’s Ashes: A Memoir by Frank McCourt became an almost instant bestseller when it was first published in 1996, and has won the Pulitzer Price, the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Royal Society of Literature Award (amongst others). I think I watched the movie years ago, but I can’t remember much of it. Finally …

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July 2015 Twitterature

Welcome to Twitterature for July, time off coupled with some illness made for a great reading month in terms of books finished – not so much in terms of the quality of some of the books. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy.   How She Does It: An everywoman’s guide to breaking …

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Link Love (2014-07-12)

Thought-provoking “And yes, I know that they need to be taught how to behave appropriately. I just no longer believe that yelling is the way to teach them appropriate behavior. Losing my temper and behaving badly is not the way to teach them how to act when they lose their temper and behave badly. Because the …

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Post #300: Reflections on the Blog + the ‘Realness’ of Online Interactions

This is post number 300, since I started blogging under my own name, and moved the blog to my own URL about 26 months ago. Early Beginnings + How Things Change I first started blogging almost 4 years ago, and it has been a journey in becoming more truly myself. At the time I still …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Mind Over Medicine by Lissa Rankin, M.D. + The Role of Skepticism in Health

Mind Over Medicine: Scientific Proof That You Can Heal Yourself by Lissa Rankin, M.D., is a difficult one for me. On one hand I am a skeptic at heart and I tend to question most things in life – whether that be religion, work, lifestyle and health. As an example I am gluten free, even though …

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Link Love (2014-07-05)

Thought-provoking Ruth Chang: How to make hard choices – TED “It’s easy to play safe when you hide behind a non-sexual relationship, or a lackluster one. None of you is really on the line. You can spend years hiding in that place. But when you meet and let yourself open to someone who demands all …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell (+ First Love)

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell is really hard to describe. For a long time I didn’t pick up, because all the descriptions I read made it sound very simple and for a much younger audience. If it wasn’t because people kept recommending it and I saw it was on sale on Amazon (currently $2.54 for …

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