Flipping the Birdie to Self-Loathing

There I was, halfway through a 90-minute hot yoga class, panting like a (downward) dog, cursing my (aunt) flow, while practicing my Vinyasa Flow, and sweating my (figurative) balls off. For some odd reason, the teacher decided to worship birds today. We chirped and pecked our way through pigeons,  eagles and swans. We performed variations […]

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In a room full of darkness, all I saw was light.

  I’m scared. Not the kind of scared where you check the closet twice for monsters and make a flying leap onto your bed so the girl from The Sixth Sense does not reach out from underneath to grab your legs. Not the kind of scared you feel on the drive to your boyfriend’s house […]

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Letters to me;

  I wish I could write a letter to my 10-year-old self. Gangly, awkward, innocent. I wish I could tell myself to spend my weekends sleeping on the trampoline instead of worrying so much about bugs and monsters and bad guys. I wish I could go back to elementary school days and parachutes in PE […]

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stripped to the core.

I just wanted to take a minute to share a short and sweet reminder of something that I constantly forget. I was recently re-reminded (is that even a word?) of this lesson in a meditation class I took while I was visiting Boise a couple weeks ago.   This class involved a series of mini-mediations […]

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Law of ATTRACTION

Lately, my life has been overwhelmingly blessed by attraction.   No, silly, not THAT kind of attraction… (my awesome, funny, charming, wonderful boyfriend does this super adorable thing where he doesn’t exist…) ANYWAYS– I’m talking about the LAW OF ATTRACTION. The idea that ‘you get what you give‘ or ‘you receive the forces that you […]

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CHANGE the way you THINK

I challenge you to stop focusing so much on your failures and, instead, celebrate all of your many accomplishments. Rather than dwelling so much on how far you still have to go, take a minute to reflect on how far you’ve already come.

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Lessons learned (the hard way)

I just wanted to share a lesson I recently learned, in hopes to resonate with some of you (or at least give you a view from my newly gained perspective) xoxo -TYH

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SHOULDERS//CHEST workout

I’ve found myself an awesome workout partner here in Arizona. He is in the physical therapy program at my school and we started lifting together a couple months ago. Everyone has their own styles and preferences when it comes to working out, and I tend to go back-and-forth between lifting with someone and lifting alone. […]

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What is ‘beautiful’?

This post was inspired after I came across a blog written by a mutual friend from back home, Kami.  In Kami’s blog she talked about her reasons behind deleting her Facebook.  She said that her newsfeed was constantly being flooded with quotes, pictures, mantras and fitness-inspired images saying things like “muscle is the new skinny” […]

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PROMISE yourself.

Bear with me here for a minute while I try to sift through my emotions and thoughts and get something (at least slightly) logical down on paper. I had no intention of writing a blog post tonight; in fact, the only thing on my “to-do” list was to cuddle up with my new heated blanket […]

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