What’s the deal with gratitude?

Mindset

What’s the deal with gratitude?

Gratitude seems to be all the buzz these days. It’s not a new concept, but it’s been spreading like wildfire; so what gives? According to a recent study from Harvard and Forbes Magazine, practicing regular gratitude can have the following positive effects: • General happiness and optimism increase • A more outgoing personality • Opens…

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per-se-ver-ance

“Seeing the finish line and having the strength to reach it. It’s what we do.” -unknown I’m not sure that I’m looking for the “finish line”, because my goals are bigger than just reaching a line and stopping. However, I have definitely set myself up with small water station goals along the way and I’ve…

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What does strong mean to you?

Last weekend, I attended a fitness camp. This was no ordinary fitness camp, this was STRONG CAMP hosted by the incredible and inspiring Strong Fitness magazine. The basic rundown…. 40 women from all over the world (yes, my own roommate flew in from Scotland!) of all shapes, sizes, and fitness levels coming together to be…

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stepping out of your comfort zone

Okay, so what’s the buzz all about? Everyone is talking about “stepping out of your comfort zone”. It almost seems to be a trend lately. Why has it gotten to be such a popular strategy NOW when it’s been around for hundreds of years? I can’t explain the sudden craze, but I can tell you…

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Booty-Building Breakthrough

Four years ago I snapped 3 ligaments in my ankle and had to have major reconstructive surgery. My incredible surgeon patched me back together with 5 anchors and 5 pins. I was in a wheelchair with my leg elevated for 4 months, on crutches for an additional 2, in physical therapy for nearly a year,…

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Sometimes, you just need to unplug…

With starting an online-based business and blogging, I have been spending more time on the computer and social media than normal. I’ve never been a huge TV watcher and certainly was never into video games. However, with the world we live in now, I feel like somehow I’m always staring at a screen. I’m a…

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Are you TIRED of the same old workout?

Have you ever seen the crazy events and races where people are flipping gigantic tracker tires? How about the World’s Strongest Man Competition where it looks like they can throw 800 pound tires around like they’re foam Frisbees? Okay, so what’s the deal with that anyway? Workouts like this have been around for years, but…

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Decrease stress by organizing your home & mind

Have you ever felt like you were drowning in your own life? Bogged down with a million things to remember, completely booked, forgetting important dates , having trouble keeping track of your bills, feeling like everything you are looking for is somehow lost? If so, then you probably need a good de-cluttering session! According to UCLA’s…

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Beat those winter blues

For so many of us this time of year is dark, cold, snowy, and basically depressing. While this may not apply to everyone, it certainly happens to enough of us that it needs to be addressed! Living in the North East, I completely understand how miserable winters can be and how freezing weather can smash…

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