No, Not Even Water: Why Non-Muslims Should Learn About Ramadan

“What do you mean you’re fasting? You’re going to run the mile!” bellowed my seventh grade physical education teacher.  I tried to formulate a response, attempting to squeeze an explanation out of me. My throat felt empty; I couldn’t find my voice. It was like a blow to my chest: I felt betrayed and speechless …

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Micro Blog Month

Last year 50 educators and authors joined in with the inaugural #microblog event here on slowchathealth.com and it was a huge success, lasting just over a week and featuring voices from across the globe. Sharing bite-sized blog posts of up to 500 words, there were experienced bloggers, first-time writers, authors, teachers, and some students eager …

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Haiku in Health & PE: Mindfulness in Motion

Health & PE are often separated into two different entities in the classroom, regardless of how deeply they intertwine. Physical wellness is improved by physical activity, but can also be improved by hormone/chemical release that comes from positive thoughts, emotions & social interactions. Positive feelings are also cycled through physical movement and enjoyment of movement. …

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COVID19: A Promising Future for Health Ed and Equity?

On my return flight from Tampa for the 2019 SHAPE America National Convention in April 2019, I was suddenly awakened from a nap and my first thought was “redefine our community”. This statement etched in my mind as I projected on the upcoming year ahead and the opportunity for transformation for our health and physical …

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