31May
By: Neghar On: May 31, 2017 In: cardio, Featured Posts, Fitness, Metabolic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

I have a meathead confession to make: Contrary to popular opinion in the strength world, I actually LOVE cardio. I know it’s really en vogue to hate on cardio in favor of lifting weights, but I just don’t care. I like to sweat. I like to feel my lungs...

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04Feb
By: Neghar On: February 04, 2017 In: feminism, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 3

Fact: A woman’s primary purpose in life is not to have an “ideal” body.  A woman’s primary purpose is likely not primary at all, but an amalgamation of the myriad things that make her unique and valuable—but her body, and how the world views and judges it, is not at the forefront. Or at...

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01Feb
By: Neghar On: February 01, 2017 In: body image, fat loss, Fitness, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

Recently I stepped on a scale for the first time in several months. As someone who used to weigh myself every single day—and allow the number to determine my mood—weighing myself only every few months is tremendous progress. I did, in fact, “break up” with my scale long ago,...

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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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10Dec
By: Neghar On: December 10, 2016 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

As a child of the 80’s, the original Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles was one of my favorite animated series to watch. I was also known to partake of Duck Tales, X-Men, Gargoyles, Jem, Captain Planet, and He-Man—all of which were animated shows that I consider far superior to the drivel my 10-year old watches today. But I’m...

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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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