Monthly Archives: March, 2014

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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Link Love (2014-03-08)

Thought-provoking “You might not realise, but real life is a game of strategy. There are some fun mini-games – like dancing, driving, running, and sex – but the key to winning is simply managing your resources.” Life is a game. This is your strategy guide. – Oliver Emberton The Daily Routines of 7 Famous Entrepreneurs and How to Design …

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Link Love (2014-03-01)

Thought-provoking Infographic: Science of Happy Relationships – Happify “Like most mortals out there, I suffer from a sometimes-paralysing sense that, unlike everyone else in the world, I’m just making it all up as I go along, flying by the seat of my pants, and someday someone’s gonna find out I’ve been faking it all this …

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