when empathy backfires: a full body and brain burnout

Written by Meg Kant when empathy backfires: a full body and brain burnout  I am someone with a lot of empathy. I am able to hold people’s experiences and really empathize with what they are going through. It is a beautiful quality that helps me as a mom, wife, friend, coworker and overall human. But…

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feeling discouraged after watching ‘Our Father’ on Netflix

Written by Meg Kant feeling discouraged after watching ‘Our Father’ on Netflix  Earlier this week I watched the Netflix Documentary ‘Our Father’. It shares the true story of Dr. Donald Cline, a fertility doctor, who used his own sperm to impregnate 94 of his clients without their consent.  Our team had so many thoughts on…

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the grief of no longer living in a thin body

Written by Meg Kant the grief of no longer living in a thin body  For some background information on my experience with an eating disorder, please take a quick review of this blog.  Up until the 10th grade I lived in a body that was much bigger than my peers and it brought me an…

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expose your cracks and love will fill them

Written by Meg Kant expose your cracks and love will fill them   I was teaching recently and a student used a phrase that I hadn’t heard before: “I reacted systemically to the RhoGAM shot”. I have heard the word systemically of course, but never in reference to a reaction in the body. So I…

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I am no longer a “good girl”

Written by Meg Kant I am no longer a “good girl”    CONTENT NOTE: DISCLOSURE OF SEXUAL ASSAULT If you have joined bebo mia for classes or book club, then you have probably heard Bianca and I talk about being ‘reformed good girls’. We are both working on identifying the invisible expectations we held for…

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Being Sensitive Isn’t a Curse

Written by Meg Kant Being Sensitive Isn’t a Curse   I am a wildly sensitive human. What does this mean for me? It means that I feel things bigly (I googled it, it is indeed a real word lol). I’m sensitive to images, sounds, light, and touch. I’m especially sensitive to the content I ingest…

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Don’t do what I did – my business breakdown + burnout

Written by Meg Kant Don’t do what I did – my business breakdown + burnout   In last week’s blog I shared my experience with having an eating disorder for a significant period of my life. As mentioned in that blog, I used dieting, obsessive exercise and weight control as a form of managing my…

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The broken promises of weight loss

Written by Meg Kant Content Warning: Discussion of Eating Disorder The broken promises of weight loss   If you read last week’s blog then you already know that I suffered from an eating disorder for almost a decade. It was one of the most difficult times in my life, when I felt alone, confused, discouraged…

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I am most proud of things that you cannot see

Written by Meg Kant Content Warning: Discussion of weight loss I am most proud of things that you cannot see   Years ago during a job interview, I was asked what my two biggest accomplishments were. At the time, I had recently graduated university. I had also been struggling with an undiagnosed eating disorder for…

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Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021

Transgender Day of Remembrance 2021 Today is Transgender Day of Remembrance (TDoR). On November 20th each year, we recognize, honour and remember the lives, experiences and contributions of the transgender folks who have lost their lives to transphobic violence. We also recognize, honour and remember the trans lives lost to suicide, mental health crises, addiction…

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Self-Care Made Simple – In honour of Galentine's Day

When our lovely friend and fellow #bebobabe, Fernanda, reached out with a guest blog idea for our community we were absolutely delighted! Fernanda brings a sense of calm and kindness into any room she walks into. She’s put together her top 5 self-care tips (plus a bonus one!) that won’t stress you out or break…

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