14Sep
By: Neghar On: September 14, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, feminism, Mindset Comments: 6

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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29Aug
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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17Jun
By: Neghar On: June 17, 2016 In: body image Comments: 3

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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20May
By: Neghar On: May 20, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, Mindset, poetry Comments: 7

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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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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06Mar
By: Neghar On: March 06, 2016 In: body image, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 17

For the past month, I’ve been traveling around the Southern Hemisphere. I started in Sydney (AU) and from there have been to Bali, Melbourne, Auckland (NZ), and Queenstown (NZ). All the while, I’ve been only casually conscious of my food habits. Whereas in the past I would have vowed to spend this...

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18Jan
By: Neghar On: January 18, 2016 In: body image, Featured, Featured Posts, Mindset Comments: 14

  Back in 2014 I shared my “reverse progress” photo. At the time, it was the scariest, most vulnerable thing I had ever done. I was a fitness professional who had long clung to the idea that I needed to have a perfect body in order to be successful...

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21Dec
By: Neghar On: December 21, 2015 In: body image, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Lift, Mindset Comments: 15

It happened during a Strongman training session, in which there were very heavy sandbags involved. The task was, pick up a sandbag from the ground and carry it 100 feet, working up to your heaviest possible bag. I love this kind of stuff, and I loved the newness and the challenge of the task. And it...

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09Dec
By: Neghar On: December 09, 2015 In: Be Happy, body image, Featured Posts Comments: 6

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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24Nov
By: Neghar On: November 24, 2015 In: body image, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 7

Over the weekend I was relaxing at the pool with a Bloody Mary and a good book, and I overheard a group of girls talking about another girl. YES I was at the pool. It’s Southern California, what can I say? Some days in “Autumn” it’s 80 degrees and sunny,...

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