04Feb
By: Neghar On: February 04, 2017 In: feminism, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

Fact: A woman’s primary purpose in life is not to have an “ideal” body.  A woman’s primary purpose is likely not primary at all, but an amalgamation of the myriad things that make her unique and valuable—but her body, and how the world views and judges it, is not at the forefront. Or at...

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19Jan
By: Neghar On: January 19, 2017 In: Featured, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 2

2016 was a year of extreme and unexpected growth for me, which, as many of us know all too well, is just a nice way of saying that I went through a lot of shit and came out alive.  Sometimes I doubted my ability to do so, if I’m...

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12Jan
By: Neghar On: January 12, 2017 In: Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

I can’t become a warrior until I let go of being a victim. I’m wholly unashamed to admit that although I’ve been dealt this lesson over and over again during the past 3 years, I wasn’t able to fully grasp it until just recently.  The thing about the Universe is...

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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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29Apr
By: Neghar On: April 29, 2016 In: body image, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 6

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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21Dec
By: Neghar On: December 21, 2015 In: body image, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Lift, Mindset Comments: 13

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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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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25Sep
By: Neghar On: September 25, 2015 In: body image, Featured Posts, Fitness, Mindset Comments: 15

When we walk the Earth awake and aware, rooted in our intuition, we find that the Universe has a keen way of giving us lessons in instant feedback. I was privy to one such lesson just a few weeks ago as I was rushing to a Crossfit class at...

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31Aug
By: Neghar On: August 31, 2015 In: Fitness, Mindset Comments: 7

  Most of you know that I recently joined a Crossfit box–Deuce Garage in Venice Beach, to be exact. I actually have my own garage gym at home, complete with all the toys I need and want. And of course, I write training programs for a living, with 15 years...

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04Aug
By: Neghar On: August 04, 2015 In: Be Happy, Family, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Lift, Mindset Comments: 27

Whether it’s cloudy or sunny, warm in January or cool in June–the beach is where you’ll find me. I go to walk my dogs and I go to meditate and clear my head. Sunrise, sunset, and everything in between–the beach is my favorite place to be. Of course, warm,...

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