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What is my “Spirit” Anyway? with 5 Strategies to Discover Yours

In our society we hear the word “spirit” thrown about in many different ways: “She has such a beautiful spirit!” “He was very low-spirited.” “The Holy Spirit…” and you may have heard the term used when talking about ghosts. Some of us throw it around comfortably, and others of us quiver at the “fluffy” idea of having a spirit or being spiritual. I try to help demystify the term and give you five strategies to discover yours, because one thing is for sure: when we see a person’s spirit shining through her or his words and actions, we see beauty.

Body Image · Character · Competition · Confidence Alliance · Confidence Revolution · CrossFit · First Nations · Fitness · Health · Life · Love · Movement · Well-Being · Wellness · Women

Why I Still Respect Christmas Abbott

The recent attention to the sexualization of women in CrossFit (and sport in general) is important, but I think it is missing the point. Current articles attribute the success of people like Christmas Abbott to their good looks, and blame women who promote their bodies for perpetuating inequality, stating that they are harming themselves and society. Writing suggests men also play a role in the process, stating we all have a responsibility in breaking the cycle.

True: inequality affects and is preserved by humankind, however, people don’t wait in line for hours to meet the gorgeous Christmas Abbott just because she is hot as hell (OK – not everyone in that line is standing there for that reason) – there is more to it than that, and I admonish you to dig deeper. Although Christmas’ beauty and bodacious booty are definitely assets (and she exploits them fully), this is only one aspect of the three-dimensional being she showcases to the world.

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Women in Strength, Strength in Women Part 2: “Don’t Judge Your Chapter 1 Against Someone Else’s Chapter 20”

The second of a three-part series on women in strength sports, featuring the best female powerlifter in Canadian history: Rhaea Stinn, one of Canada’s top 58 kg Olympic weightlifters: Taylor Findlay, and powerlifter-turned-strongwoman: Taunia Stevens. Learn their unique perspectives on body image, women in strength sports, and the statement, “strong is the new skinny.” Their responses just might surprise – or inspire – you.

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Jealousy and Envy Stifle Success

Jealousy and envy are like the evil cousins that linger around all too often. Everyone knows their behaviour well, and when we hear their names we get a bitter taste in our mouths. Their presence prevents us from performing at our peak, and yet even the kindest among us are guilty of becoming too closely acquainted with them.

Here are 5 things I have learned about jealousy and envy that, when applied, could transform our world to a more dazzling place where everyone can win.

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There is no Neutrality

This post is a bit different than my others, as this is an excerpt from my book Six Teachers. This is one of three chapters in which the main character Leanne, a high school science teacher in Northern Saskatchewan, learns from Johnny – a mentor, and junior hockey player, assigned to her by her administrators. Johnny offers a refreshingly wise-but-simple perspective on health and wellness. A special thanks to Jared Iron for being the face of Johnny and letting me use his pictures. 🙂