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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15Dec
By: Neghar On: December 15, 2015 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 2

Plants are disposable, right? Like they last for a little bit, then die, and then you buy new ones to replace them? AM I DOING THIS RIGHT?! Well, yes and no. See, I’m doing it and killing them and learning and starting over again–and not giving up. So no, plants...

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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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10Oct
By: Neghar On: October 10, 2015 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 2

Why? Well, it’s pretty simple actually: Kindness is free and it benefits EVERYONE. I truly believe that being kind as often as possible is one of the best ways we can contribute as humans on this planet. It fosters connection, breaks down barriers, and makes it much easier to...

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08Sep
By: Neghar On: September 08, 2015 In: Family, Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 12

  Labor Day Weekend in Cali was hot as a mofo. It appears that Summer is finally making an appearance, and no one in the beach cities has air conditioning…so, the ocean it is. We will brave the chilly Pacific waters because we are so damn hot we just...

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05Sep
By: Neghar On: September 05, 2015 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 3

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: 8

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: 10

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: 15

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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