13Oct
By: Neghar On: October 13, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Nature Comments: 0

A relentless trek of switchback after switchback, the Four Mile Trail from Yosemite Valley to Glacier point isn’t actually 4 miles at all—it’s 4.6 miles to the summit…and another 4.6 miles back down to the valley, climbing 3200 feet along the way. My 11-year old, Isaac, asked me how long...

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20Jul
By: Neghar On: July 20, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 3

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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10Jun
By: Neghar On: June 10, 2017 In: body image, cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, quickie Comments: 4

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...

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16May
By: Neghar On: May 16, 2017 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 3

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...

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19Jan
By: Neghar On: January 19, 2017 In: Featured, Featured Posts, feminism, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 4

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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21Dec
By: Neghar On: December 21, 2016 In: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 0

Rain drops fell incessantly, the drip, drip, drop creating a symphony of serenity, of nurturing…of cleansing. It doesn’t rain very often in Southern California, so when it does it feels imperative to revel in the rarity. I had a teeming agenda for the day ahead that I’d diligently planned the night...

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27Oct
By: Neghar On: October 27, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Writing Comments: 6

I used to be the kind of person who checked email first thing in the morning.  I’d wake up at 5 am, brew a French press, and sit down at the desk in my home office. The dogs would follow along and settle into my office sofa, promptly falling back asleep. Then,...

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21Oct
By: Neghar On: October 21, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Music Comments: 1

For the past few years I’ve been steadily growing my vinyl collection. It all started after a trip to Ojai during which I found myself at the cutest little bar listening to records and drinking wine from a can. A gorgeous bohemian bartender threw on a record by William Onyeabor and I...

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31Aug
By: Neghar On: August 31, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 10

Things I would rather be doing than trying to have a perfect body, be a perfect mom, run a perfect business, and live a perfect life: Eating Tacos Laughing until my belly hurts (and maybe I even pee a little, don’t judge me) Pull-ups Teaching pull-ups Watching videos of kickass...

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