11Oct
By: Neghar On: October 11, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

Isaac slid a note under my office door. It was around 6:30 am, and he knew he I was likely in the thick of my morning magic rituals. Inherently and thoughtfully seeking not to disturb me during this sacred time is one of the many qualities I admire about my 11-year-old son. Earlier...

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25Sep
By: Neghar On: September 25, 2017 In: Family, feminism, heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

There is something especially disturbing about the call for women to engage in self-care as a means of preparation for service towards others. We don’t feel especially comfortable giving women permission to put themselves first, so instead we often see the call to self care punctuated with statements such as,...

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18Sep
By: Neghar On: September 18, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

 Breaking open and breaking apart, while they sound similar, are in fact two very different responses. You see, the struggles are necessary. The roadblocks, the hurdles, the obstacles—I mean, damn, we do have quite a few words to identify them, don’t we? Anyway, these challenges are what make us the multidimensional,...

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17Aug
By: Neghar On: August 17, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

“Throw roses into the abyss and say: Here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.” -Friedrich Nietzsche No one really teaches us to be grateful for the beasts in our lives. The beauties, yes, indeed. The smiles, the laughs, the happy moments and...

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20Jul
By: Neghar On: July 20, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 5

My phone was dead. Again. I’d forgotten to bring my external charger which I’ve been lovingly and nostalgically referring to as my “land line.” My battery life is questionable at best, so that little charger usually goes with me everywhere, resulting in my cell always being plugged into something....

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20Jun
By: Neghar On: June 20, 2017 In: Featured Posts, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

“Good Vibes Only” is a sentiment that, despite being an optimistic, positive thinker, I just can’t get behind. Let me be clear: I am all about high vibes and surrounding yourself with high vibin’ people. I truly believe that each of us are responsible for the vibe that we bring, and that it’s wholly uncool to force...

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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...

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04Feb
By: Neghar On: February 04, 2017 In: feminism, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 3

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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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,...

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10Dec
By: Neghar On: December 10, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

As a child of the 80’s, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite animated series to watch. I was also known to partake of Duck Tales, X-Men, Gargoyles, Jem, Captain Planet, and He-Man—all of which were animated shows that I consider far superior to the drivel my 10-year old watches today. But I’m...

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