Entries by Silken Laumann from 01/2012

Concussions: A Serious Injury

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

On Sunday I was skiing down Mt. Washington in British Columbia alone on a glorious sunny day when I caught an edge and veered out of control off the g...

Things I Am Proud of in 2011

| Posted 01.03.2012 | Canada Living

We spend much of our mental energy beating ourselves up for the things we are not, for the times we have failed or disappointed ourselves. I think we could put that energy to far better use by changing the focus to find some things we are proud of.

Mom, Why Am I Fat?

| Posted 01.18.2012 | Canada Living

Is it cruel to make fun of kids because they are fat? Yes, but it is far more cruel not to help these children and their families identify and address the problem.

Can Sports Raise Middle-Eastern Women's Self-Esteem?

| Posted 01.24.2012 | Canada

In Pakistan, "Right To Play" runs programs in Peshawar and Quetta that have over 20,000 girls regularly playing sport and learning through the power of play. Women and girls who play sport build self-esteem, the very thing that will have them stand up for their rights, not accept abuse, and push for more freedom.