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29

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Crossfit: The good, the bad, and some things to consider

Andrew Heming Crossfit - the good and the badEditor’s Note: Andrew Heming is an assistant professor and a strength & conditioning coach and performance nutrition consultant for Trinity Western University’s Spartan Athletics. He has dedicated a lot of his time and expertise to our site in the form of various interviews on topics related to fitness, health, and body image. Recently I asked Andrew about Crossfit: what it is, some of the pros and cons, etc. Check out what he had to say…
 

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Confessions of an OCD Catholic

Sebastian T - faith and ocdI find it interesting that so often OCD and religion go hand in hand. The OCD Foundation website includes Religious Obsessions (Scrupulosity) as one of the common themes of OCD.

I am Catholic. Catholics often seem to be the text book examples of OCD. Some of the great saints in Catholic tradition were thought to have had OCD. In a religious context it is referred to as Scrupulosity. An unhealthy fear that I will somehow offend God through my actions and so, as a result, I perform compulsive “penances” to relieve my fear and appease God. Read More

Jul
24

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Send us Your Questions!

Send-us-Your-QuestionsIn September we are turning to you guys for topics and will be answering your questions! Some of our writers have already started the hunt for FAQs on their personal social media, but we are also opening up a FAQ submission on our site for the month.

Because we want to allow time for us to properly answer your questions, we are accepting submissions from now until July 31st.  Read More

Jul
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Setting Boundaries with Treatment Friends

JulyQuotes JessicaThe people you meet in treatment are some of the most influential people you will ever meet.

Forming friendships with people who understand how it feels to have a mental illness  is comforting and uplifting. This is especially true when even the people who love you the most cannot fathom what you’re going through. But, it can be detrimental to your recovery if you don’t set boundaries. Read More

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Saying No to The Voice of Fear

JulyQuotes MarkFear: it’s paralyzing. It can be all-consuming. It can chain us to our current circumstances. It can also initiate a fight response.

We back into a corner with our teeth bared. We go in kicking and screaming, ready to claw anyone in our path. Adrenaline floods into your blood and often times you blindly swipe in order to get out of the place you are in.

Both responses are animalistic. We all know about the flight or fight response. But what if we chose to say no to fear? Read More

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Friday, July 18, 2014

I remember the day it happened, the day it clicked in my head. Finally, something within my control. In 2008, my world was beyond chaotic. Facing false child…

Courtney: Free from Orthorexia

Friday, July 11, 2014

I became a victim to ED during my college years. I decided to become “healthier” by watching what foods I ate, but this lead to a downward spiral. My…

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I can think back now and realize how easy it was to fall into the obsessive and destructive patterns that sparked from just wanting to lose a ‘few kilos’.


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