09Dec
By: Neghar On: December 9, 2015 In: Be Happy, body image, Featured Posts Comments: 8

I myself am still a work in progress, as i think we all are (especially women). my problem is that I am still comparing my current body to a body I once had. the different is that body, although thin, was unhealthy. Now I try and look at my...

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21Oct
By: Neghar On: October 21, 2015 In: body image Comments: 3

What if we obsessed over the things we love about our bodies, instead of the things we so desperately want to change? What would happen? Would it be so terrible and unrealistic to shift our focus away from our perceived flaws, and onto the fact that we are all completely...

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08Sep
By: Neghar On: September 8, 2015 In: Family, Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 12

  Labor Day Weekend in Cali was hot as a mofo. It appears that Summer is finally making an appearance, and no one in the beach cities has air conditioning…so, the ocean it is. We will brave the chilly Pacific waters because we are so damn hot we just...

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05Sep
By: Neghar On: September 5, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 3

I’m nursing a photoshoot hangover this morning. Typically I would spend weeks getting ready for a shoot, and the prep is never fun (think SUPER restricted diet and 2x/day workouts). The day of the shoot itself is a hectic, exhausting flurry. Hair, makeup, more hair, more makeup, outfits strewn about. Sometimes you’re...

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28Aug
By: Neghar On: August 28, 2015 In: Mindset Comments: 3

Surrender is one of my favorite topics to teach, because it seems so counterintuitive at first. In fact, for much of 2015, my purpose word was “yield” as I was learning to soften and surrender in my life. There tends to be a lot of confusion around the idea of...

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20Aug
By: Neghar On: August 20, 2015 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 8

Earlier this Summer, I went to a new dentist. A Persian dentist. Not that his ethnicity really matters in this context, but I suppose some part of me has been craving more interaction with my culture. Maybe I just wanted someone to speak Farsi with? Or maybe I’ve just been...

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27May
By: Neghar On: May 27, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 0

Last night, while sitting with a book at my son’s BJJ class, I came across one of my favorite quotes from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things. If you haven’t read any of Rothfuss’ work (start with The Name of the Wind) you absolutely MUST. His storytelling is...

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30Apr
By: Neghar On: April 30, 2015 In: Mindset, Travel Comments: 1

  I’m sitting at my dining room table in my Santa Monica home, sipping hot coffee, reflecting on the incredible trip I’ve recently returned from. Traveling abroad brings with it a myriad of lessons and realizations, and  I truly believe that travel is an exceptional opportunity to learn about...

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01Apr
By: Neghar On: April 1, 2015 In: Mindset Comments: 1

Most mornings, before the day unfolds, I repeat this mantra: Expect nothing, appreciate everything.  Profoundly simple, and deeply layered–this sentiment is something that keeps me from being unnecessarily disappointed, taking things too personally, and attaching myself to outcomes. It allows me to be present by grounding me in reality and...

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10Mar
By: Neghar On: March 10, 2015 In: Be Happy, cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Lift, Metabolic, Mindset Comments: 2

I’ll never forget a parenting moment I witnessed last year after finishing a morning of paddleboarding in the Marina. As I was walking up to wash off my board, a woman walks up with her young daughter. She looked a bit younger than Isaac’s (8-ish) and was visibly full of enthusiasm...

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