Author Archive: Rebekka K. Steg

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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Link Love (2014-06-28)

Thought-provoking “You say they are “sensitive,” aka, easily offended, which it sounds like they wield as a manipulation tool.  Let’s break this down, shall we? They repeatedly act like total clods, leaving you to pay their tab, and thenthey are the ones who are offended if you bring it up? Like “how dare you be so crass as …

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Secular Sunday: Sexual Abuse & Victim Blaming in Religious Communities

TW for Sexual Abuse + Victim Blaming.   I am absolutely disgusted with the hiding of sexual abuse within religious organizations and institutions, and the victim blaming. I’ll be focusing on Evangelical Christianity in this post, because that is the cases that have come up for me lately, but that doesn’t mean it doesn’t happen in …

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Link Love (2014-06-21)

Thought-provoking Too Busy? 7 Ways to Increase Leisure Time, According to Science – Barking Up the Wrong Tree “In fact, the attractiveness of physical looks changes rather drastically over time. While being stunningly good looking helps with initial impressions, its value levels off very quickly and becomes much less important over the long term while other factors increase dramatically. While good looks certainly help, …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Lean In For Graduates by Sheryl Sandberg

Lean In for Graduates (the updated and expanded version of Lean In) by Sheryl Sandberg is a very thought-provoking read. While I might not agree with everything in it, it left me with a lot of things to think about. Lean In has been criticised for being very middle class-centric – and it is. Some women …

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June Twitterature 2014

Welcome to Twitterature for June, which was a much busier month than May – at least so far as finishing books goes. As always linking up with the wonderful Moderns Mrs. Darcy. Your Personal Paleo Code: The 3-Step Plan to Lose Weight, Reverse Disease, and Stay Fit and Healthy for Life by Chris Kresser (I read the UK …

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Link Love (2014-06-14)

Thought-provoking Ben Goldacre: What doctors don’t know about the drugs they describe – TED “StandWith is a care management app that comes out of Cohen’s experiences. Caregivers use it to assign tasks or send updates to anyone who might want to help out, connecting through Facebook, email, or Google+. You can categorize these people into three …

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