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@evaspole: Reclaiming My Body Through Pole Dance

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@evaspole: Reclaiming My Body Through Pole Dance

In this day and age, it has almost become a given that if you’re middle class and female, you struggle with your appearance. Even if you make an effort to refrain from obsessing over how you look, society consistently reminds you that you should be. All too often, I find myself undergoing assessment by people…

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Why you should NOT lose weight for Sahel

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Why you should NOT lose weight for Sahel

Let’s just clarify one thing; losing weight for any purpose but your own health is a travesty and a crime against yourself. Your body is sacred, your mind is sacred, your heart is sacred, and your soul is sacred. Crash dieting for Sahel throws that previous sentence down the drain. Let’s clarify another thing; your…

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2016: 366 Days to Make Your Resolution a Reality

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2016: 366 Days to Make Your Resolution a Reality

As December comes to a close, we’ve been busy working on our resolutions and planning what our New Year will look like. So many of us love this season because it gives a chance to reflect on what’s been done so far and what can be achieved in the next 365 days (this year, they’re…

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How to Use Mindfulness to Beat Bad Habits

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How to Use Mindfulness to Beat Bad Habits

It’s that inevitable time of year when advertisements begin telling us to “shape up”. Lose weight! Exercise more! Eat better! Love yourself! There is pressure going into the New Year to set resolutions that most likely will not be seen through – other than those first few days of course, when you’re simply feeling guilty…

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Please Be Stressed

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Please Be Stressed

“I’m tired of being stressed all the time! I just wish I can have a stress free life!” “Stop blaming the waves and fix your boat!” “Huh?” And then my wise meditation instructor explained it beautifully. He said life is a sea or an ocean, deep and meaningful for those willing to explore it. Stress…

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6 Signs You Are in A Toxic Relationship

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6 Signs You Are in A Toxic Relationship

Within the realm of relationships, one would think it would be so easy to sniff out and identify “toxicity” in a second. Sometimes it is that easy. Other times, you get sucked into it without realizing, and it’s always harder to identify when you are in it than when observing from the outside. Are toxic…

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Be Happy in Your Own Skin

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Be Happy in Your Own Skin

We all have a body image. It’s part of human nature to have feelings about how we look and, like anything else in life, it varies from one person to another. Every one of us has a different body image and a different reaction to how we perceive ourselves. Body image isn’t just about liking…

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Should You Break Up with Your Scale?

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Should You Break Up with Your Scale?

There are two types of people in the world, those who keep the weighing scales tucked away behind the toilet or under the bed, and others who weigh themselves every morning before brushing their teeth. Daily fluctuations in weight are inevitable. Whether you are feeling bloated from your meal last night, you haven’t drunk enough…

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