Looking Ahead With Lauren: Apps to Help Keep Healthy Habits

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I’ve talked a lot recently about social media/technology and its faults. But having an iPhone glued to your hand doesn’t always have to be a bad thing. For instance, your smartphone can help you keep your resolutions you set on January 1st. Here are a few Apps I’ve found that help you keep your healthy […]

A Revolution in Resolutions: 6 Steps to Calling Your Deepest Desires into Your Life.

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“Once you make a decision the whole world conspires to make it happen.” ~ Emerson The empty boxes are on the curb for recycling.  The vacuum cylinder is coated with sparkles and stray pine needles are strewed about the house. The Christmas commotion has settled and it’s perfect time to appreciate all we have, let […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Resolve to Be More Social and Less Social Media

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My generation is a strange one. We basically lived through the beginning of the boom of the Internet and social media. I didn’t have an AIM account until middle school (remember those days anyone?). I didn’t have a Facebook until I was a senior in high school. In fact, I always resisted jumping on the […]

The New Rules of Fitness for 2013

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We’ve entered 2013, and yet most of us think of exercise like it’s 1991. Let’s toss out the old and welcome the new. The old: long sessions of jogging, or marathon sessions on the elliptical machine or treadmill, or working every bodypart individually on a dozen different weight machines and dumbbell stations, doing circuits in […]

Joyful January: Your Yoga Practice is the Ultimate in Resolutions

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Happy New Year to our beloved friends and yogis! As I was perusing the prior years’ newsletters for inspiration this day, Dec 31st, 2012, I felt that last year’s message is definitely worth repeating. The message remains the same, our gratitude for your support expands! As we enter this wonderful new year with happy anticipation of […]

My Resolutions for the New Year

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I don’t typically come up with New Year’s Resolutions but yesterday as I undecorated our Christmas team, I had a dose of nostalgia followed by a wave of excitement for 2013. So what the heck, I’m throwing caution to the wind and here is my list of resolutions for 2013! 1. To talk more about […]

Looking Ahead With Lauren: Don’t Give Up On Your Resolutions!

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As January rolls on, I am proud to be sticking with some of my resolutions so far. I have been doing yoga at least once a week and started at a new studio last week (love those Groupons!), am halfway through my cake decorating class, been working out more than usual and working on my […]

Life as a Conscious Practice

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˜Everything is practice. ~Pele When we learn a martial art, or ballet, or gymnastics, or soccer  we consciously practice movements in a deliberate way, repeatedly. By conscious, repeated practice, we become good at those movements. Our entire lives are like this, but we are often less conscious of the practice. Each day, we repeat movements, […]

A Compact Guide to Creating the Fitness Habit

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A new year, a new slate of resolutions. Perhaps the biggest resolution at New Year’s is to get fit – start exercising, start eating right, and all that jazz. But resolutions never last. As you might already know, I’m not a fan of resolutions. Instead of creating a list of resolutions this year, create a new habit. Habits […]

It’s Never Too Late! Setting an Inspired Intention – Perfect for The New Year!

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New Year’s resolutions are often made out of the guilt of consumption; so why not start our resolutions now? If we remember pre-season, we give ourselves a chance to set a grounded intention for mindful shopping, eating, drinking, and staying up too late. But first…while it might seem next to impossible to say no to […]