How to Build or Change a Habit

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Make Your fitness Routine Stick! Habits are defined as choices that all of us deliberately make at some point, and then stop thinking about but continue doing, often every day. In The Power of Habit, business reporter Charles Duhigg shows how habits work and how they can transform our lives. “Keystone habits influence how we work, eat, play, live, spend, and communicate”, and they “start a process that, over time, transforms everything.” Keystone habits are a series of changes that ultimately radiates out to every part of our life. By focusing on one pattern, other areas of our life are reprogrammed. There have been studies that habits, like  memory and reason, are at the root of how we behave. We might not remember the experiences that create our habits. But once they are registered deep within our brain, they influence how we act. We might  not even realize it. The habit loop, […]

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Top Mother’s Day Gifts to Promote Self-Care

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“A mother is a person who seeing there are only four pieces of pie for five people, promptly announces she never did care for pie.” ― Tenneva Jordan Mother’s day is just around the corner. On May 14th we get to celebrate the woman who is always in our corner, cheering us on, making countless sacrifices, thinking of everyone before herself, and loving unconditionally. There is no greater selfless person. Given their selfless nature, at the bottom of a mother’s priorities is self-care. As far back as I can remember I never saw my mom taking time for any sort of  indulgence. I rarely saw her in a workout outfit because there never seemed to be time for exercise. She ate whatever was fast and convenient in between carpools and PTA meetings. And she definitely didn’t make time for a spa day. For mothers, it’s hard to find the time and energy to […]

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How Yoga Came To be My Form of Expression

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Personal Story on an Existential Crisis It was 10:30 a.m. and I was still in bed one Tuesday morning. I had no desire to get up. Zero motivation. This was my scenario for a few weeks. I moved to New York for a Professional Training Program at Steps on Broadway. I’ve always loved to dance and my goal was to train hard in the two year program and eventually audition all around the city to get paid to do what I loved. Even if it was an Off-Off-Off Broadway show, it would’ve still been a dream. The first year of the program has been one of the highlights of my life. Living in NYC, taking in all the city has to offer, and being in dance class and rehearsals every day. I did ballet, jazz, contemporary, musical theater, everything. My day started at 10:00 a.m. and ended at 8:00 p.m. […]

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Spring Clean Your Health Routine

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My favorite time of the year is here. The snow starts to melt; the possibility of an end to the cold winter months is on the horizon. I get off work and the sun is still shining. Not to mention pushing those thick sweaters to the back of the closet. Everything is a promise of new beginnings and warmer weather. Along with the melting snow and the longer days, spring brings with it the chance to turn over a new leaf. It is the perfect time to evaluate where we are and where we want to be. “An optimist is the human personification of spring.” – Susan J. Bissonette Spring brings change; from darkness to light, from cold to warmth, from grey to bursts of color. It is a time for cleaning, new growth in gardens, and baby animals.  The new life, new beginnings, and bright, colorful new look that […]

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