A Day at Yoga Journal LIVE! with Shiva Rea

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In quite a departure from my normal routine of crayons, Play-Doh, and stepping on Lego parts, I spent a recent Friday at the Yoga Journal LIVE! event in NYC. The event lasts several days, but I only had Friday, so I got to check out an All-Day Intensive with Shiva Rea. Remember Shiva? I tried her …
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5 Hippity Dippity Books (and One Movie!) Worth Checking Out

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You know how we have our hippity-dippity side, right? The one that likes to zen out, feel all our feelings, be empowered, meditate and strike a yoga pose better than Madonna herself? Okay, so we  probably can't compete with Madonna doing anything, much less yoga, but you get my drift. We like the …
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Review: The Little Book of Diet Help

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You know how they say, "Don't judge a book by its cover"? Well, we'd like to add, "Don't judge a book by its size," too. Because this little-bitty book—The Little Book of Diet Help by Kimberly Willis—is seriously a girl's best healthy eating/losing-weight friend. Especially if said girl is …
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★FitStars: Motivational Speaker (and Spirit Junkie) Gabrielle Bernstein

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Today’s post is part of FBG’s Back to Basics Week that features the best beginner fitness and beginner nutrition posts that help you to be a little healthier and—in theme with the week—a little smarter. This particular post hones in on the more mental side of health and wellness, and shows that real …
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A Book We Love: Spirit Junkie

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Today’s post is part of FBG’s Back to Basics Week that features the best beginner fitness and beginner nutrition posts that help you to be a little healthier and—in theme with the week—a little smarter. We've decided to include this book review because it hones in on the more mental side of health …
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Jillian Michaels’ Unlimited: A Loving—and Life-Changing—Smackdown

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Sometimes I just want to bow down to Jillian Michaels' greatness. Reading her most recent book, Unlimited: How to Build an Exceptional Life, was one of those times where I wanted to pull an "I'm not worthy!" that would make Wayne and Garth proud. (And not just because the week before I read the …
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Trying Tai Chi & Qi Gong for the First Time

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Sure, I dig yoga and meditation. And most would probably consider me to be a little crunchier or more hippity-dippity than your average gal. But despite these things, I had never tried the Chinese martial art Tai Chi—let alone Qi Gong. Heck, I could barely spell the former or pronounce the latter. …
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