05Sep
By: Neghar On: September 05, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 2

I’m nursing a photoshoot hangover this morning. Typically I would spend weeks getting ready for a shoot, and the prep is never fun (think SUPER restricted diet and 2x/day workouts). The day of the shoot itself is a hectic, exhausting flurry. Hair, makeup, more hair, more makeup, outfits strewn about. Sometimes you’re...

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20Aug
By: Neghar On: August 20, 2015 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 6

Earlier this Summer, I went to a new dentist. A Persian dentist. Not that his ethnicity really matters in this context, but I suppose some part of me has been craving more interaction with my culture. Maybe I just wanted someone to speak Farsi with? Or maybe I’ve just been...

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10Aug
By: Neghar On: August 10, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 9

I joined a CrossFit gym last week. Yes, I do love training in my garage and I actually enjoy training alone most of the time, but the truth is…I’m sort of lonely. Over the past two years (since moving to Santa Monica) I’m noticing that I have a huge...

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07Aug
By: Neghar On: August 07, 2015 In: Be Happy, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 13

No matter how relentlessly positive or happy I may seem (and I really am), I still have funks and not-so-great days; days when it seems like just about everything is going wrong. I do my best to make them better and utilize perspective, but to be honest, some days...

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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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27May
By: Neghar On: May 27, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 0

Last night, while sitting with a book at my son’s BJJ class, I came across one of my favorite quotes from Patrick Rothfuss’ The Slow Regard of Silent Things. If you haven’t read any of Rothfuss’ work (start with The Name of the Wind) you absolutely MUST. His storytelling is...

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08Jan
By: Neghar On: January 08, 2015 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, Nutrition Comments: 41

First, a confession: I’d intended to publish this post last year (aka last week) but I just couldn’t manage it. I won’t give you all the nitty gritty details, but I’ll just say that when I expend a lot of emotional energy, it’s difficult for me to write. Initially,...

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19Nov
By: Neghar On: November 19, 2014 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 1

“A thought is harmless unless we believe it. It’s not our thoughts, but our attachment to our thoughts, that causes suffering. attaching to a thought means believing that it’s true, without inquiring. A belief is a thought that we’ve been attaching to, often for years.” -Byron Katie, author of Loving What...

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27Oct
By: Neghar On: October 27, 2014 In: Family, heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 12

The last month or so has been more than a little hectic around here. Actually, if I can be honest with you, the last year has pretty much been hustle and crash on repeat. Nothing I can’t handle, of course, but just challenging in a myriad of ways. Between my...

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30Jul
By: Neghar On: July 30, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Lifestyle Comments: 17

Earlier this week, I brought you Part One of the Lean & Lovely Method: Training and Exercise. Learning to exercise efficiently, in a way that gives you an edge in strength and fat loss is integral to your continued growth as a Lean & Lovely lady. I started with the fitness...

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