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Crimes Against Our Children – Child Sexual Abuse [Video]

Is it the Crime or The Images That Concern Us? Child Sexual Abuse Crimes Sexual abuse, also referred to as molestation, is abusive sexual behavior by one person upon another. It is often perpetrated using force or by taking advantage of another. When force is immediate, of short duration, or infrequent, it is called sexual assault. The offender is referred to as a sexual abuser or (often pejoratively) molester.  so it covers any behavior by an adult or older adolescent towards a child to stimulate any of the involved sexually. The use of a child, or other individuals younger than the age of consent, for sexual stimulation is referred to as child sexual abuse or statutory rape.  Wikipedia Sexual abuse crimes may be found in: Our homes, mostly by the fathers or stepfathers,...
Grief Work & Body Image
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Grief Work & Body Image

  Today I want to talk about the hugely important role of grief on the body neutrality journey. Grief is central to the body image healing work most of my clients do, and one of the most important tools I believe exists when it comes to body acceptance. So let’s talk for a moment about what grief is, and what it isn’t. Grief is not depression, wallowing, moping, complaining, or self-pity. It can accompany those things, but in its purest form grief is just a deep sorrow or sadness over the loss of something precious. When it’s allowed to move through a person freely, grief is also a bridge from before to after that loss. Grief is the boat taking you from the old shore in which that thing existed, and the new shore, in which that thing is gone. Grief is a shuttle, mo...
Allyship & Race
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Allyship & Race

After the horrific death of George Floyd led to world-wide Black Lives Matter protests, I spent last week muted on social media, pausing “business as usual” and focusing instead on listening, learning, reading, watching, and amplifying the voices of Black people. As part of the muting challenge, I also muted all the white people whose social justice and body liberation work I normally follow, so that the vast majority of my content came from Black creators, educators, and voices. That part of the challenge was a bit embarrassing and eye-opening, as it brought my attention to the fact that a huge chunk of the social justice education and critique I normally consume comes from white women, even when it’s about racism and racial justice. This is something my privilege ...
Social hierarchies & Body Image
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Social hierarchies & Body Image

The way we feel about our bodies is personal. We form a relationship with our bodies and ourselves throughout our lives, and like every relationship, that relationship is unique, reflecting our long history together. But the way we feel about our bodies is also reflective of a larger cultural dynamic in which some bodies are treated as superior or inferior to other bodies; a cultural dynamic in which some bodies are celebrated, and some are despised. Here’s the thing– the reason you hate your body is different than the reason someone else is gonna hate their body. Maybe you’re obsessed with your belly fat or the fact that your legs are “too big” while she’s obsessed with the ways in which her body betrayed her with fibromyalgia. One person might hate her body for lo...
Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Baked Fish with Wild Rice & Potatoes
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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Baked Fish with Wild Rice & Potatoes

    It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs! There are always a few recipes that I have kicking around from my mom that have way more cheese and mayo and things than I eat now, but every now and then I dig one out that I'm craving, and think to myself: I wonder if I can make this healthier, or vegan, or dairy-free... and that's what I did with this fish dish.It's baked, so you don't have to fry it, and I've only used dairy-free cheese and sour cream, and even the bread crumbs are gluten-free, but that's obviously up to you!   Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:Keeping this dish healthy is all about the sides! I chose wild rice a...
Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – (Vegan & Gluten-Free) Buckwheat Waffles
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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – (Vegan & Gluten-Free) Buckwheat Waffles

    It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs!   I had some buckwheat flour kicking around from when I had my elimination diet and went gluten-free for a while, and decided to try my hand at some buckwheat waffles. They can be pretty dense, so I mixed in some brown rice flour to keep this gluten-free, and used coconut oil instead of butter, and a flax egg to make it vegan. Toss in a bit of protein powder, and hide some chia seeds in there, and you've got a heathy breakfast and you didn't even know it.   Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip: I feel like there is so much good stuff in these waffles, that it really comes down to the to...
Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Lemon Risotto with Morel Mushrooms, Asparagus & Peas
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Tasty Tuesday: Recipe – Lemon Risotto with Morel Mushrooms, Asparagus & Peas

    It's "Tasty Tuesday", where every week we bring you new, fresh, local, healthy recipes and food tips. Find out what is in season, and what will keep you fuelled during and after your work outs! Some really delicious foods are coming into season. There's some overlap right now, which means asparagus is still coming in, and morel mushrooms are just being foraged! Which means it's time for one of my favourite recipes: Lemon Risotto, from The SoBo Cookbook from Tofino!   Make Your Meal Even Healthier Tip:   This dish is great as just a side to a main dish like the Herb-Crusted Halibut recipe that the cookbook also features. The recipe calls for veggie stock, so obviously I used the homemade version I keep in my freezer (far less salt!). You can make it vegan by using vegan butt...
This Walking Safari Brings You Closer to Africa’s Raw and Rugged Wilderness
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This Walking Safari Brings You Closer to Africa’s Raw and Rugged Wilderness

Most visitors to Africa experience its wildlife from the safety of a Land Rover. But on a walking safari, things get real fast. THE FIRST THING WE NOTICED WERE THE VULTURES, about a dozen of them, perched on the flat top of a tall acacia tree. Every so often, two or three of the birds, white-feathered and ominous, would swoop down into the tall grass, remain out of sight for a few moments, and then return to their perch. “Something has definitely been killed,” Mark Thornton said. “Let’s go see what it is.” He paused a beat. “Of course, whatever killed it is still around here, too.” <!-- -->We were deep in a swath of largely untouched wilderness in Serengeti National Park. The closest human was perhaps 75 miles away. Our plan was to set off on...
Grief Work & Body Image
Fitness

Grief Work & Body Image

  Today I want to talk about the hugely important role of grief on the body neutrality journey. Grief is central to the body image healing work most of my clients do, and one of the most important tools I believe exists when it comes to body acceptance. So let’s talk for a moment about what grief is, and what it isn’t. Grief is not depression, wallowing, moping, complaining, or self-pity. It can accompany those things, but in its purest form grief is just a deep sorrow or sadness over the loss of something precious. When it’s allowed to move through a person freely, grief is also a bridge from before to after that loss. Grief is the boat taking you from the old shore in which that thing existed, and the new shore, in which that thing is gone. Grief is a shuttle, mo...
Allyship & Race
Fitness

Allyship & Race

After the horrific death of George Floyd led to world-wide Black Lives Matter protests, I spent last week muted on social media, pausing “business as usual” and focusing instead on listening, learning, reading, watching, and amplifying the voices of Black people. As part of the muting challenge, I also muted all the white people whose social justice and body liberation work I normally follow, so that the vast majority of my content came from Black creators, educators, and voices. That part of the challenge was a bit embarrassing and eye-opening, as it brought my attention to the fact that a huge chunk of the social justice education and critique I normally consume comes from white women, even when it’s about racism and racial justice. This is something my privilege ...
Social hierarchies & Body Image
Fitness

Social hierarchies & Body Image

The way we feel about our bodies is personal. We form a relationship with our bodies and ourselves throughout our lives, and like every relationship, that relationship is unique, reflecting our long history together. But the way we feel about our bodies is also reflective of a larger cultural dynamic in which some bodies are treated as superior or inferior to other bodies; a cultural dynamic in which some bodies are celebrated, and some are despised. Here’s the thing– the reason you hate your body is different than the reason someone else is gonna hate their body. Maybe you’re obsessed with your belly fat or the fact that your legs are “too big” while she’s obsessed with the ways in which her body betrayed her with fibromyalgia. One person might hate her body for lo...