10Jun
By: Neghar On: June 10, 2017 In: body image, cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, quickie Comments: 7

Confession: Sometimes I skip workouts. I love lifting and getting sweaty just as much as the next lady meathead, but sometimes I just really, really, really don’t want to go to the gym. We’ve all been there; even those among us who identify as gym-junkies and fitness fanatics have...

Read more
16May
By: Neghar On: May 16, 2017 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 4

It was my first professional photo shoot. I’d done some informal shooting for other people’s sites and projects, but I’d never done a shoot just for me and my work. The shoot took place in New York City at my friend Mark Fisher’s gym, just a few weeks before...

Read more
10Apr

Last week, during a fitness photoshoot, I intimated to my photographer and my assistant that I was the “heaviest” I’d ever been outside of my pregnancy. I put heaviest in quotations because I don’t actually weigh myself, and I think it’s just a placeholder for a variety of descriptions identifying an...

Read more
29Mar
By: Neghar On: March 29, 2017 In: body image, Featured, Fitness, Mindset, Yoga Comments: 1

This is a screenshot from one of my Wildfire Yoga videos. As you can see, there’s some booty roll action and cellulite accentuation going on—I’m not ashamed of it, nor will I apologize for it. This is what my body looks like while in Warrior Two, and that’s just a fact. What...

Read more
22Mar
By: Neghar On: March 22, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 2

You know what’s gross? Racism is gross. Homophobia, xenophobia, sexism—gross. Oppression and discrimination are gross. Telling people what they should and shouldn’t do with their bodies? Gross. Convincing people there is something inherently wrong with them in order to turn a profit? Gross. Ketchup is gross. (Don’t argue.) But you?...

Read more
01Feb
By: Neghar On: February 01, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

Recently I stepped on a scale for the first time in several months. As someone who used to weigh myself every single day—and allow the number to determine my mood—weighing myself only every few months is tremendous progress. I did, in fact, “break up” with my scale long ago,...

Read more
14Sep
By: Neghar On: September 14, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts, feminism, Mindset Comments: 9

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...

Read more
29Aug
By: Neghar On: August 29, 2016 In: body image, Featured Posts Comments: 4

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...

Read more
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...

Read more
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.

Read more