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3 Things I Learned by Unplugging

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If I accidentally leave my phone at home when leaving the house, I usually experience a few minutes of ... well, maybe not panic, but severe discomfort. However, once the initial shock of realizing I'm unreachable passes, I tend to relax pretty quickly. When I make the conscious decision to leave …
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Using a Creative Toolkit of Meditations

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Hiking directly into a forest with no trail, no map and no sense of direction is a scary prospect, even if you know that once you get in there, it'll be peaceful and beautiful and serene. Meditation isn't all that different. Most of our minds aren't automatically at peace when we quiet down (even …
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Hitting the Barre With My Buddies for the Propel Fitness Challenge

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. I'll admit I'm reasonably strong, and can move fairly quickly (for short bursts, that is). But what I am not is flexible, and the class I chose to attend with my friends for the Propel Fitness Challenge …
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Self Defense Tips From Krav Maga Expert Jarrett Arthur

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When I was in college, I took a course in self-defense, partly because I realized it was something I should know more about, but also, I figured it would be an easy A. Imagine my surprise upon getting a dreaded B (yeah, I was one of those students) on my first paper. We were asked to describe an …
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Workouts You Can Do Anywhere From Al Kavadlo

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Raise your hand if you've ever gotten the urge to get in a really good workout, but were nowhere near a gym and had trouble coming up with a workout you could do, you know, wherever you happened to be. Yep, I thought so --- it happens to everyone now and again, sometimes because we're on the road …
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Propel Fitness Challenge: Grab a Workout Buddy!

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This is a sponsored post brought to you by Propel. For our sponsored post policy, click here. You might think the hardest part of triathlon training is fitting in the three different sports, but you'd be wrong. The hardest part is fitting in all the other stuff that makes you stronger in those …
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