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Self-Love: A Heart's Perspective

"You yourself, as much as anyone in the entire universe, deserve your love and affection."  Buddha Take a deep breath in. Feel it all? That’s life, the beautiful life that comes with showing up for yourself and sincerely believing in who you are.  This is our next great leap in the evolution of humanity: a loving being that is not thinking from the small self, but from the perspective of the heart. Where we connect from our center and not just from our personality. Thinking and acting from a place of genuine love and authenticity that is beyond culture, beyond nation, beyond religion, and beyond economic status. Inclusive, unconditional love, and compassion -  and it begins with self-love.  Self-love is...

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The Importance Of Movement

Growing up as a natural athlete, I learned at a very young age how important it was to move my body. That realization has followed me through my life to this day. In my thirties, I was a personal trainer assisting individuals and educating them on the importance of movement and how our minds and bodies are connected. Although I no longer personal train, I still stress the importance of movement to my clients. I use my personal workouts for my mental health to keep myself in balance on a physical and emotional level. When our bodies get stressed beyond a certain point we start secreting a hormone from our adrenal glands called cortisol. Cortisol is tied to adrenal fatigue,...

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How To Get Motivated And Stay Active On The Weekend

A huge portion of the American population spends forty-plus hours per week at an office or in front of the computer. Perhaps that is you. You might experience the obstacle of finding time and ways to keep your body moving and stay fit in your daily life. Without a doubt, it requires a level of ambition and determination to incorporate more activity into your life. However, there are many activities that can fill your weekend with fun, team building, and exercise. It begins with a shift of attitude and perspective to get up and move during your time-off and an exploration into which activities motivate and excite you to participate in. Here are some ways to motivate yourself and out-of-the-box...

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Living In Harmony

A harmony in music is when complementary notes are played together that creates full, dynamic and pleasing sounds. When dissonant notes are played together, it creates undesirable, irritating and non-pleasurable sounds. Just like a harmony in music, life is all about staying in the right tones and vibrations with your relationship to yourself, what you do in the world, others and the Earth. Balance and awareness are the keys to creating and maintaining this harmony, this unification. Nature in its untouched form is the ultimate form of harmony.  Everything in the ecosystem works together like an orchestra towards a common goal, abundance and growth.  How can we cultivate a deep sense of harmony in our lives and maintain it? Live...

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The Importance Of Yoga And Fitness

We have two homes, our body, and the earth. We must care for them just as we might tend to our dwellings. Our bodies are our temples and our vehicles through life. If we nurture the relationship with our body and give it the attention and care through movement, we can be happier, more confident and live longer lives. A fitness or movement practice can also be a spiritual journey. There are many different types of conscious fitness modalities that support a deep mind and body connection and awareness that can bring about longevity and enlightenment. Here are a few of them: Nia Nia meaning, “Now I AM” combines dance, martial arts, and mindfulness. Nia tones the body and transforms...

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