31Jan
By: Neghar On: January 31, 2019 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, magic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

You’re allowed to feel your own damn joy. It might feel foreign. Or selfish. Or scarce. Or indulgent. Or uncomfortable—at first. Maybe you’re unaccustomed to joy because you’ve been steeped in shadows. Maybe you’ve seen too much pain. Maybe joy reaches out for you and you stand firm with...

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23Dec
By: Neghar On: December 23, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 0

Five years ago, if you’d told me I’d be reading tarot for a living, I would’ve laughed right in your face. A lot can change in five years, five weeks, five minutes. Five years ago, for example, I didn’t know I was marrying a sociopathic, abusive narcissist who would...

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11Nov
By: Neghar On: November 11, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, magic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

Sometimes I need to be reminded of who I am. There are periods—days, weeks even—when I feel off kilter, untethered, floating above myself, wandering in the void. Lately I’ve been tired—soul tired, bone tired. I’ve felt the discomfort of being IN BETWEEN. In between projects. In between living spaces....

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29Oct
By: Neghar On: October 29, 2018 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, magic, Mindset Comments: 0

I googled, “how to start a blog.” It was 2008 and I was itching for a creative outlet. After years of building a successful personal training business, I realized that although I loved my work, I had neglected my creativity for far too long. I’ve been writing since I...

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01Sep
By: Neghar On: September 01, 2018 In: body image, feminism, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, magic Comments: 0

What I know about confident people is this: They show up in their fullness, no matter what anyone thinks. It’s not that they don’t care what other people think, rather that they are so secure in themselves, their magic, and the way they show up in the world, that...

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17Jan
By: Neghar On: January 17, 2018 In: Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 7

Turn off the TV. Put down your phone. Pick up a book. A pen. A paintbrush. String words together and call it a poem. Slide playfully around the hardwood floor in your socks and call it dancing. Flip a record; listen with rapture as the needle circles the empty...

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19Dec
By: Neghar On: December 19, 2017 In: Lifestyle, Mindset, witchy things Comments: 2

Misfit. Weirdo. Wild Woman. Witch. Some might perceive these labels as negative or undesirable, but I will take them, wholeheartedly and without an inkling of shame. I am not afraid to hold these monikers as my own, without fear—without a moments hesitation. I have always existed on the fringes...

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13Oct
By: Neghar On: October 13, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset, Nature Comments: 1

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: 5

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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