Author Archive: Rebekka K. Steg

Link Love (2014-04-17)

Thought-provoking “Teaching consent is ongoing, but it starts when children are very young. It involves both teaching children to pay attention to and respect others’ consent (or lack thereof) and teaching children that they should expect their own bodies and their own space to be respected—even by their parents and other relatives. And if children …

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March/April Twitterature 2014

Welcome to Twitterature for March and April 2014. I forgot to do one for March, so I am combining the two. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy. Practical Paleo: A Customized Approach to Health and a Whole-Foods Lifestyle by Diane Sanfilippo: Probably the best introduction to #Paleo I’ve ever read. If you’ve considered Paleo, …

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How Going Gluten Free Helped Me Halve My Intake of Painkillers

  On the 22nd of August 2013 I came across an article that talked about an Italian study, which showed that a majority of women with endometriosis have less pain after following a gluten free diet for a year. I have had painful periods for as long as I can remember, and was first diagnosed …

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Link Love (2014-04-12)

Apologies for being out of action for the past couple of weeks, I sprained my right wrist (don’t worry, it’s fine now) and wasn’t allowed to use it at all, which made typing quite a challenge. Thought-provoking Karen Thompson Walker: What fear can teach us – TED “But being anxious or socially clumsy or inexperienced isn’t the …

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Link Love (2014-03-27)

Thought-provoking “If we tell children that they must allow kisses and hugs they do not want, that their physical boundaries are not respected, that whoever is the biggest gets to say who touches or tickles or hugs whom, what in the world do we think we’re teaching them?! For me, this is one of the …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Daring Greatly by Brené Brown

I have talked before about the importance of daring to be vulnerable, and how Brené Brown’s TED talks on vulnerability and shame (and if you haven’t watched them you must), but it had taken a while for me to get around to reading her book Daring Greatly: How the Courage to be Vulnerable Transforms the Way We …

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Link Love (2014-03-23)

Thought-provoking Rupal Patel: Synthetic voices, as unique as fingerprints – TED “2. They’re more emotionally reactive. People who are highly sensitive will reactmore in a situation. For instance, they will have more empathy and feel more concern for a friend’s problems, according to Aron. They may also have more concern about how another person may be reacting …

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#NoMakeupSelfie + Cancer Awareness?

So lately these #NoMakeupSelfie’s for “cancer awareness” have been all over my newsfeeds, and frankly they are pissing me off. Don’t get me wrong. I am all for cancer awareness, and I think self-expression through pictures – with or without makeup – is great. But unless you’re a cancer survivor, or you’re asking people to …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Yes Means Yes! by Jaclyn Friedman & Jessica Valenti

Yes Means Yes!: Visions of Female Sexual Power and A World Without Rape is a fantastic anthology edited by Jaclyn Friedman and Jessica Valenti. It is groundbreaking in dismantling our beliefs around rape, but instead putting in a framework of enthusiastic consent and respect for female sexual pleasure. Friedman and Valenti have found an incredible array …

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Link Love (2014-03-11)

Thought-provoking “In practice, that means HSPs tend to avoid violent movies, are easily overwhelmed by bright lights and loud noises, get rattled when two people are talking to them at once, and need time and space to regroup during especially busy days.” Let’s talk about highly sensitive people – Modern Mrs Darcy 10 of the …

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