“The thing that is really hard, and really amazing, is giving up being perfect and beginning the work of becoming yourself.”  – Anna Quinlen   I spent  most of my life focused on Beauty, Health and “Success”, I fell into the trap that “at some moment in the future, everything would be better,” even, “Perfect.” My…

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Beautiful Paula Taylor

The Little Things By Guest Writer Paula Taylor About four months ago I started asking my sister questions about details I noticed at the Body Fundamentals Studio, little things she does, provides or creates that often go unnoticed or recognized. As a marketing and branding professional this annoyed me. Frankly I kept asking why she…

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Genevieve meditates rock ocean

When you sit down to meditate, how do you begin? The focus on mind and body, the breath, a mantra – each of these practices allow the opportunity to quiet your thoughts and bring you to a state of stillness that can leave you feeling more refreshed and relaxed. Expanded awareness and the intention of…

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Spiral Movements

Seek Straightness from the Circle Life doesn’t happen in a straight line.  It’s cyclical or more of a spiral if you will. These days I am more often thinking of life more as a spiral than as a straight line. Life does not come with a directional map or step by step instructions.  I’m embracing…

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Yin and Yang

By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder More than any other time in the history of the world this is the time of awareness about the need to condition our bodies and increase our energy. The variety of types of ways to do so abounds, from Boot camp to Tai Chi; the craze is on. There are tried and…

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By  Guest Writer, Diana Bailey Acceptance is the starting place. It has nothing to do with being a “door mat” by allowing others to make decisions that are yours to make. It is not about giving up, giving in, or tolerating particular circumstances and behavior. Acceptance is seeing something for what it objectively is, so…

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The human body is a terrific teacher; a miraculous, complex multi-layered marvel that most of us know very little about. In our Western world that spends so much time focused externally on the material world and identified with the mind, it’s important to consistently stop , find moments of stillness and quiet, and trust the…

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By Guest Writer Sarkice Nedder Stop the Pain! Stop the NSAIDs and the Painkillers! Practice Tai Chi for pain relief. Tired of the constant pain in your body? Do you wake up with your back aching, knee pain, muscle and joint pain? Do you constantly rely on painkillers or ibuprofen and other NSAIDs for relief?…

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” I recognize that it is important to have and embody a desire for excellence. Desire is the foundation of progress and this comes naturally because I love to move and explore how movement feels. Excellence and striving get confused. How can I feel good if I am constantly making “now” wrong with an endless…

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