Say No to Fitspo

The internet has a vast amount of images circulating, being pinned to pinterest boards, facebook pages, saved to desktops and even printed out as motivation for women to work out and be healthy.  The problem with these images is that they are promoting a negative mindset and relationship with food and exercise.  These images hold a negative connotation.  They plaster phrases that aresupposed to be motivational across pictures of women with perfectly toned and tan bodies, six pack abs and read things like:...more

Happy Veterans Day!

Veterans Day was first named Armistice Day and was established after World War 1. Fighting during the 'Great War' ceased when an armistice, or temporary cessation of hostilities, between the Allied nations and Germany went into effect on the eleventh hour of the eleventh day of the eleventh month. And so, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed November 11 as Armistice Day. Armistice Day was then reformed to celebrate all veterans, not just those that died in World War 1. The first national celebration occurred in 1947....more

The Secret to a Fat Stomach

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Ambition in yoga? Here's a sequence for that.... just don't let your ego lead!

Here's an ambitious sequence to spend some time with, opening your shoulders and strengthening that all important pelvic floor.  Remember when you are ambitious in your practice to take it slow and easy.  Pushing into a pose never got anyone anything but hurt - body and self-esteem (sheepish after practice? Sure, that happens... but, thanks to a the learning experience it is, it doesn't happen much!) Practice well and safely, and enjoy yourself! KapalabhatiArms overhead side stretches6 movements of the spineFire hydrant...more

Life Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone

 It is often said that "Life Happens Outside Your Comfort Zone." My entire life has been spent in that safe, happy place causing me to miss out on so many opportunities. I can recall numerous times in my life when I wanted to do something and my shyness has held me back. A classic introvert, I never tried out for cheerleading or sports or theatre because I never wanted to put myself “out there.” Though the thought was always enticing, I just couldn’t get myself to do it....more

I Have 99 Problems But a B- Wait, Wrong Title

Originally posted at Breath. Smiles. Tears....more

The Beck Diet Solution: My Experience (Introduction)

Stuck indoors on a Saturday, shepherding six loads of laundry through a washing machine with a wonky control panel that required resetting multiple times at the beginning and middle of every cycle, I decided that the in-between waiting time would be a great opportunity to do a bit of reading. ...more

Think excess weight is protecting you against Osteoporosis? Think again.

It used to be thought that excess weight was mildly protective against Osteoporosis, like weight bearing exercise.However, newer studies show that excess Visceral fat, as well as excess fat in the blood, liver, and muscles can be an indicator of excess fat in bone marrow – weakening bones, and making them more prone to fracture....more

I Found Shel in Costco

I have decided to participate in the National Blog Post Month for November.  That means I am going to be posting each day of November.November 8, 2013A chilly "only getting into the 50's" day.Here are this evening's four-forty five views....more