17Jun
By: Neghar On: June 17, 2016 In: body image Comments: 2

Later this Summer I’m taking a trip to Greece with one of my best friends. In preparation, we went swimsuit shopping and I wound up buying not one, but two one-piece swimsuits. I seriously do not need even one more swimsuit, let alone two–and one-pieces? Yeah, not usually my...

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13Jun
By: Neghar On: June 13, 2016 In: Family, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 1

At 5:30 this morning, I walked into my son’s room to turn off the light. Every Summer, Isaac jets off to Maryland to spend 6-8 weeks with his biological dad, and every single time it hits me hard–no matter how old he gets. I’m grateful that he gets this...

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10Jun
By: Neghar On: June 10, 2016 In: Nutrition, Recipe Comments: 0

Every day this week, while walking home from early morning crossfit, my husband John took it upon himself to boil water for me so that I could come home and make 4 minute eggs. Waiting for water to boil seems lol it takes forever, doesn’t it?! Anyway, 4 minute...

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20May
By: Neghar On: May 20, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, Mindset, poetry Comments: 5

You are. A goddess. A warrior. A force of intoxicating, feminine power. And sometimes you’re a mess. Sometimes goddesses feel powerless. Sometimes warriors feel defeated. Sometimes it feels as though the force isn’t so strong. And you are. Still a goddess. Still a warrior. Still, and always, a force.

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19May
By: Neghar On: May 19, 2016 In: Fitness, Lift, Mindset Comments: 0

Every Memorial Day, Crossfit gyms around the country honor Lt. Michael P. Murphy, a Navy Seal who was killed in Afghanistan in 2005. Athletes come together to perform what’s called a “Hero WOD”–a workout in honor of a military or law enforcement hero who gave his or her life...

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08May
By: Neghar On: May 08, 2016 In: Featured Posts Comments: 0

Things I regularly do with my son: Garden Make silly faces Have dance parties Watch and read Harry Potter Take walks on the beach Play backgammon Skateboard around our hood Make up ridiculous songs Things I don’t do: Volunteer at school functions Attend every single football/soccer practice or game...

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29Apr
By: Neghar On: April 29, 2016 In: body image, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 7

I have cellulite and I still love my body. Can you imagine?! Loving your body despite it’s very common and normal imperfections? Giving yourself grace instead of giving yourself shit? Speaking to yourself with kindness and compassion rather than disgust and disappointment? Thankfully for me, this is a reality....

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07Apr
By: Neghar On: April 07, 2016 In: Family, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 7

I did something I never imagined I would do–I bought a longboard. I did it so that I could cruise around with my 9-year-old on his skateboard, helping him ease a bit more into his discomfort zone–while I, inevitably, follow suit. In the past few weeks we’ve had a...

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06Apr
By: Neghar On: April 06, 2016 In: Mindset Comments: 1

The first time I shaved my legs, I was 11 years old. As a first generation, full blooded Persian-American, body hair is something I am in no shortage of. As a kid, this was a huge emotional trigger for me; I was 11 and I had hairy legs that made me feel extremely...

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01Apr
By: Neghar On: April 01, 2016 In: Family, Mindset Comments: 2

Isaac went to music camp for Spring break. He’s in 4th grade and has participated in everything from MMA to football to playing trumpet at school. But until we started hiring an instructor to teach him guitar in our home, I’d never found him completely committed to anything. Guitar, however,...

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