Monthly Archives: September, 2013

Link Love (2013-09-28)

Thought-provoking “So what you say depends on what your goal is and your own perceptions and instincts about the people you’re dealing with, as it will change from person to person. To end the interaction as quickly and “positively” as possible? “Thanks, I’ll think about it.” To let them know that the advice is not …

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Link Love

Thought-provoking “This “integrating the whole person” thing? Is how unkind people who hurt us manage to stay in our lives for so long. Nobody is all good or all bad. We wouldn’t put up with crappy behavior from people if they didn’t have good qualities, and crappy behavior can come in very charismatic and appealing …

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September 2013 Twitterature

This months Twitterature is so very late – almost a week. I was in the US for 2½ weeks visiting one of my best friends, got back Monday morning and barely had time to breathe since then. This will be short and sweet. As always, this is inspired by Modern Mrs Darcy’s Twitterature Roundups. The …

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Secular Sunday: Jealousy and the Christian God

This is a reblog from my Tumblr. For a long time I have been wanting to talk about religion and why I am an Atheist. Many people have also asked me to write about my journey away from religion. Hopefully I will have time to write about these things soon, but for now, a small …

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Writer’s Wednesday: The Demon-Haunted World by Carl Sagan

The Demon-Haunted World: Science as a Candle in the Dark by Carl Sagan is an exemplary introduction to skeptical thinking through the use of science, while never forgetting how important wonder and awe is, when it comes to appreciating the magnitude of the universe we inhabit. While never crude or unfairly dismissive, Sagan convincingly makes the …

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Link Love (2013-09-14)

Thought-provoking “And you guys are all so nice, and kind, and considerate, and working so hard to be fair to the other person! But the fact remains, if the behavior is making you uncomfortable, things are already uncomfortable. Often to the point that you might have to scorch the earth of the relationship if whatever it is keeps continuing, …

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30 Things You (Maybe) Don’t Know About Endometriosis

In honour of Invisible Illness Week 2013 I have decided to repost this post from the old blog. I have previously written about what endometriosis is, as well as how to treat period pains. Estimates of women suffering from endometriosis during their reproductive years rangers from a low of 3% to a high of 15% (personally, …

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Writer’s Wednesday: Virgin by Hanne Blank

Virgin: The Untouched History by Hanne Blank is a fascinating look at how we see virginity, and how virginity has been viewed throughout history and in different cultures. Humans are the only species that care about virginity – although we are not the only species with a hymen. Even then, virginity cannot be defined and there …

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Link Love (2013-09-07)

Thought-provoking Eleanor Longden: The voices in my head – TED “In 1953, Kinsey wrote: “The vagina walls are quite insensitive in the great majority of females … There is no evidence that the vagina is ever the sole source of arousal, or even the primary source of erotic arousal in any female.” Then in 1970, …

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Daring to Be Vulnerable: Opening Up

You may have watched Brené Brown‘s amazing TED talk on The Power of Vulnerability, if not you need to go do so. Right now. Yes, I’ll wait.  I have watched this talk, as well as her other talk on Listening to Shame several times and each time I have been cracked wide open and realized that …

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