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The Physical Culture Peril

November 16th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | No Comments

A century-old essay by P.G. Wodehouse, eerily appropriate today in the age of Instagramming “carb refeed breakfasts”, tweeting WOD scores, MapMyRunning shares, and the like.


Rant 71 October 2014: Make it Crunky

October 18th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Rant 71 October 2014: Make it Crunky

Last night I ate chicken sashimi. Yes, that’s raw chicken breast. Which is normally an insane thing to do. Unless you’re in Tokyo with a Japanese host…


Podcast: Interview with Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe

September 7th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Podcast: Interview with Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe

“Strength training has given me the confidence to love myself and love my body.” I interview Molly Galbraith and Cassandra Forsythe, two of the amazing women behind Girls Gone Strong and the Modern Woman’s Guide to Strength Training.


What is ninja crapping? Is your “solution” actually your problem?

July 14th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

And many more questions answered by me in this fun, fearless, femmechat interview with the excellent Summer Innanen! Click thru to check it out.


4th Trimester Bodies — a new vision of post-pregnancy

May 14th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

4th Trimester Bodies -- a new vision of post-pregnancy

“I see beautiful, inspiring, real women on a daily basis who struggle with their body image because they don’t feel they measure up with who the media tells them to be… I feel like this is even more poignant in mothers who often feel like their bodies have been ruined when instead they should be respected for creating, sustaining, and nourishing life.”


“Fishful” thinking on omega-3s?

May 14th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

A recent article in the Canadian Journal of Cardiology questions the hypothesis that indigenous Northern populations are indeed free from some “diseases of civilization”, particularly CVD. This hypothesis and research was popularly used in ketogenic/Paleo diet circles to justify a high-fat diet. Yet the data that was used to generate this hypothesis (i.e. the hook that this particular […]


Old lady bookworm dork boxer (aka me)

May 10th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Old lady bookworm dork boxer (aka me)

I’m pushing middle age, I suck at sports, and there’s no good reason I should be wrapping my hands and sweating on a Saturday morning when I could easily be lying in bed reading the paper, eating croissants. But by golly, I love boxing.


Anjali Forber-Pratt, one of the most interesting women in the world

May 10th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Anjali Forber-Pratt, one of the most interesting women in the world

Dr. Anjali Forber-Pratt is an elite wheelchair racer and Paralympic ambassador.

She’s the 2011 World Champion in the 200m, holds two bronze medals from the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China; and now currently Assistant Research Professor at the Beach Center on Disability. [read more…]


Find me on Facebook!

April 18th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Looking for me lately? I’ve been a bit lazy about updating, but you can find me here on teh Facebook… [click for more]


Can you disordered-eating-proof your kids?

February 15th, 2014 by Mistress Krista | Comments Off

Can you disordered-eating-proof your kids?

How do we teach our young girls how to be — how to love their bodies and how to overcome the bullshit that pollutes kids’ minds and behaviours? A letter from Mistress Krista to a concerned mom.



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