Fall Fashion: Clothes Are Not The Enemy!

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“The truth is, every woman thinks she sees a bulge, even when there isn’t necessarily one there.” – Nancy Ganz, shapewear designer. Ladies, (if you haven’t already), put down your new novel and pick-up the fall edition of your favorite fashion dictator: Style, Vogue, W, Allure, Marie Claire, Glamour or Elle. And you WILL need […]

The Futility of Comparing Yourself to Others

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One of the biggest reasons we’re not content with ourselves and our lives is that we compare ourselves to other people. Picture it: you see photos of what someone else is doing on Facebook and think your life isn’t exciting enough. You see someone else who has a cool job and think you’re not doing […]

10 Ways to Unleash Your Inner Superwoman – I ‘d Rather Be A Spirited Woman!

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Let’s face it ladies…there are more demands on us now then at any other time in history. Working. Going to school. Being mom of the year. Having a relationship. Looking good. Staying healthy. Being conscious. And trying not to ruin the planet while we are at it. Quite frankly being a Superwoman can be quite […]

On Becoming and Being

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In yoga, we often bandy about the statement, “Become a human BEING, not a human DOING.” We have an understanding of ourselves in accordance to what we do and a much more limited understanding of ourselves when we are being just as we are. We define ourselves by our careers, our spouses or significant others, […]

Accepting Your Battles: How Struggles Bring Gifts

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“It isn’t what happens to us that causes us to suffer; it’s what we say to ourselves about what happens.” ~Pema Chodron I love acceptance. Acts of surrender create forward momentum. If we all pause for a moment and observe what we are fighting, right here and right now–maybe depression, anxiety, weight gain, low self-image, […]

“What’s For Fitness Today?” Tip #3- Read “The Four Agreements”

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Tip # 3 – Purchase a copy of “The Four Agreements” April, 3, 2011 Today’s tip is all about being the best person you can be and the book that can help you get there! You may have seen our book review on “The Four Agreements” By Don Miguel Ruiz. This book is all about […]

The Real Deal On Finding Love

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I was watching the local news the other day (first mistake), and heard a report about the odds being stacked against single New York City women. Here was the math: 8 million singles 4 million married men 2 million just not that into you 2 million sad lonely women snuggling with cats Hello, who produces […]

Don’t Be A Slave To Fashion.

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“I think that people are too interested in what other people are wearing. The sense of competition is totally demoralizing. You’ve got to think of yourself and not how everyone else is dressed.” – Diana Vreeland, former editor of Harper’s Bazaar/Vogue Now that you’ve read the previous article on discovering your body’s characteristics. Let’s start […]

Yoga and Body Image

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Many people come to yoga for the physical benefits of the practice; stress reduction, weight loss, flexibility, balance and strength yet what they get is more than they could have ever imagined.  They receive an experience that changes their life.  Yoga is a tool for so many women to heal and see the way out […]

Reflections On Body Image: Talking Back To The Gremlin

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We all have it. . . that chatty critical voice inside our heads that lectures us, makes fun of us, scolds us, makes us feel “less than”.  I call my critical voice the “Gremlin” and finally realize that he has been the head honcho on a wrecking crew who seemed intent on making my life […]