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: 2

“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: 13

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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16Jul
By: Neghar On: July 16, 2014 In: Be Happy, Eat, fat loss, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Nutrition, Travel Comments: 13

I travel so often that I sometimes wonder why I even pay rent. It’s not uncommon for me to unpacked suitcases from multiple trips, and random boarding passes stuffed into compartments of my purse. I rarely have a fully stocked fridge, and I’ve seen more airports and train stations in the...

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14Aug
By: Neghar On: August 14, 2013 In: Be Happy, Family, Featured Posts, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 16

I’m writing this from my new desk, in my new office, in my new home…in California. With the exception of this desk, a chair, and chubby little bulldog on my lap, the room is essentially empty. Last week, I loaded everything I own into cardboard boxes, and made my...

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10Jan
By: Neghar On: January 10, 2013 In: Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, Video, Yoga Comments: 89

I promise this isn’t going to be one of those annoyingly generic posts that gives you the typical reasons why yoga is good for you. I mean, obviously it’s good for you-so are broccoli and fish oil. But we don’t always do things that are good for us, do...

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31Dec
By: Neghar On: December 31, 2012 In: Be Happy, Eat, Featured Posts, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 45

I like wine. And by like, I mean I have an affinity for it so strong that I almost don’t want to admit it. I’m not a lush by any means, as I will always stop drinking once I can no longer appreciate the depth and the breadth of...

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29Feb
By: Neghar On: February 29, 2012 In: Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 11

“I don’t know how you do it all.” I hear this a lot. It usually comes from friends and colleagues, and sometimes even readers, in reference to the plethora of responsibilities and obligations on my plate (work, school, single parenting, training, writing, etc.). How do I juggle so many...

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