11Oct
By: Neghar On: October 11, 2017 In: Family, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 0

Isaac slid a note under my office door. It was around 6:30 am, and he knew he I was likely in the thick of my morning magic rituals. Inherently and thoughtfully seeking not to disturb me during this sacred time is one of the many qualities I admire about my 11-year-old son. Earlier...

Read more
25Sep
By: Neghar On: September 25, 2017 In: Family, feminism, heart wisdom, Mindset Comments: 0

There is something especially disturbing about the call for women to engage in self-care as a means of preparation for service towards others. We don’t feel especially comfortable giving women permission to put themselves first, so instead we often see the call to self care punctuated with statements such as,...

Read more
18Sep
By: Neghar On: September 18, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

 Breaking open and breaking apart, while they sound similar, are in fact two very different responses. You see, the struggles are necessary. The roadblocks, the hurdles, the obstacles—I mean, damn, we do have quite a few words to identify them, don’t we? Anyway, these challenges are what make us the multidimensional,...

Read more
17Aug
By: Neghar On: August 17, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 1

“Throw roses into the abyss and say: Here is my thanks to the monster who didn’t succeed in swallowing me alive.” -Friedrich Nietzsche No one really teaches us to be grateful for the beasts in our lives. The beauties, yes, indeed. The smiles, the laughs, the happy moments and...

Read more
20Jul
By: Neghar On: July 20, 2017 In: heart wisdom, Lifestyle, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 5

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....

Read more
20Jun
By: Neghar On: June 20, 2017 In: Featured Posts, heart wisdom, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 2

“Good Vibes Only” is a sentiment that, despite being an optimistic, positive thinker, I just can’t get behind. Let me be clear: I am all about high vibes and surrounding yourself with high vibin’ people. I truly believe that each of us are responsible for the vibe that we bring, and that it’s wholly uncool to force...

Read more
10Jun
By: Neghar On: June 10, 2017 In: body image, cardio, fat loss, Fitness, Lifestyle, Mindset, quickie Comments: 7

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...

Read more
31May
By: Neghar On: May 31, 2017 In: cardio, Featured Posts, Fitness, Metabolic, Mindfulness, Mindset Comments: 3

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...

Read more
16May
By: Neghar On: May 16, 2017 In: body image, Lifestyle, Mindset Comments: 4

It was my first professional photo shoot. I’d done some informal shooting for other people’s sites and projects, but I’d never done a shoot just for me and my work. The shoot took place in New York City at my friend Mark Fisher’s gym, just a few weeks before...

Read more
10Apr

Last week, during a fitness photoshoot, I intimated to my photographer and my assistant that I was the “heaviest” I’d ever been outside of my pregnancy. I put heaviest in quotations because I don’t actually weigh myself, and I think it’s just a placeholder for a variety of descriptions identifying an...

Read more