By: Neghar On: October 27, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Writing Comments: 0

I used to be the kind of person who checked email first thing in the morning.  I’d wake up at 5 am, brew a French press, and sit down at the desk in my home office. The dogs would follow along and settle into my office sofa, promptly falling back asleep. Then,...

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By: Neghar On: October 21, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Music Comments: 0

For the past few years I’ve been steadily growing my vinyl collection. It all started after a trip to Ojai during which I found myself at the cutest little bar listening to records and drinking wine from a can. A gorgeous bohemian bartender threw on a record by William Onyeabor...

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By: Neghar On: October 17, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

I cried at my chiropractor’s office. This isn’t really out of the ordinary for me, considering I’m both a highly sensitive person and completely open to crying anywhere. Regardless, these tears were prolific. For the last 3 months I’ve been dealing with the fallout of my acute SI joint flare...

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By: Neghar On: September 14, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, feminism, Mindset Comments: 4

FEMINISM IS THE RADICAL NOTION THAT WOMEN ARE PEOPLE. And guess what? We can do pull-ups too! Imagine that. Feminism is the radical notion that we women can grow babies inside of us or choose not to do that very same thing because only we get to decide what’s...

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By: Neghar On: August 31, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 7

Things I would rather be doing than trying to have a perfect body, be a perfect mom, run a perfect business, and live a perfect life: Eating Tacos Laughing until by belly hurts (and maybe I even pee a little, don’t judge me) Pull-ups Teaching pull-ups Watching videos of kickass...

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By: Neghar On: August 29, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts Comments: 3

These three photos were taken within seconds of each other, while playing in the Aegean Sea at a beach on the island of Naxos. The only thing that’s changed here is the lighting and a slight change in my stance. In case the lighting on your screen or external...

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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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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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By: Neghar On: June 10, 2016 In: Nutrition, Recipe Comments: 1

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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By: Neghar On: May 20, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, Mindset, poetry Comments: 6

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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