Retail Brands Supporting Breast Cancer Awareness

October is in full swing. With pumpkin spice lattes, getting to wear boots again, and Halloween costume parties, October can easily be a favorite time of the year. But more importantly it is also Breast Cancer Awareness month. With Breast Cancer as the second most common form of cancer in women, it is crucial for…

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Ditch Your Dirty Deodorant

Deodorant isn’t something one usually spends a lot of time thinking about. If it does the job and smells good, dope. That’s all that matters right? Perhaps. But maybe there’s more to think about. Numerous studies have been conducted connecting aluminum, the ingredient used in antiperspirants that temporarily plugs the sweat ducts, to increased risks of breast…

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Fitness Competition or Nah?

    To do a fitness competition or not? Like many fitness lovers, I too found myself considering the possibility of competing in one. Fitness competitions, bikini category specifically, have become super popular. With IG fitness models flooding our feeds, or random trainers at the gym asking, “Hey, you compete?” It’s not unusual to ask yourself if it’s something you…

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Intentional Relationships

The mindful practice of being intentional abruptly became a part of my life when I went through Yoga Teacher Training. I began examining the amount of goal setting, or lack thereof, I had incorporated in all aspects of my life. Each workout, my faith, who I was as a fitness instructor, teammate, friend, all had…

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Iraq USO Tour: the Ultimate Price of Freedom

I’ve always been the one to jump at an opportunity. If someone says, “come visit!” or “let’s plan a trip!”, I’ll be the one actually taking you up on that. It has always paid off. And it was the same, and then some, for my trip to Kuwait and Iraq. When I told my mom…

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