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Are you afraid of traveling during a pandemic? Lateefah has a few words of wisdom to help with that.

Traveling during and after a pandemic. Just a word or 2. Or 3… Whether you say no way would I ever (as is completely your right. You need to be comfortable with whatever decisions you make). Hmmmmm, been thinking about it but I don’t know or anything else. If you happen to decide to travel, …

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Before You Start an Exercise Program

Before You Start an Exercise Program: These Are The Wrong Reasons

I used to exercise because I was ashamed of my body. I worked tirelessly to make it look like something I thought it should be. In the process, I looked rather good :). But in that same process, came arthritis, multiple overuse injuries, and even lower self-esteem. Honestly, I was doing these exercises so that …

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What is meditation

What is Meditation?

Meditation is loosely defined as a practice used to both train attention and awareness and achieve mental clarity and emotional stability. The practice includes several techniques, such as breathing or moving, to achieve the goal of heightened attention and emotional stability. Beyond this loose definition, many scholars have struggled to define the phenomenon more precisely. …

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Finally! My new studio space is…..

For so long, for years, maybe even forever, my dream was to own my own Studio, fitness facility. A “space” and place to house this movement and experience called empowerFit Wellness. So many opportunities have presented themselves only to fall completely flat. Really flat like, pancake flat…..dreams crushed, flat..ready to give up….. While those opportunities have …

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For the love of sweat and asana

Hot yoga.  It’s hot, sweaty, kinda yucky and…it’s good for you! About 5 days a week you can find me sweating out my edges in a hot yoga or Bikram class.  Give me a mat, some heat and a couple of towels (to wipe alllll that sweat out of my eyes) and I am in my happy …

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Yoga: Mind Your Own Business (or keep your mind on your mat!)

I hurt myself in yoga class.  Yes, if you do it wrong it hurts.  Really bad.  So bad I did not lift weights for my upper body for about 2 months.  That’s a really big deal for me.  It’s hard when you can’t move like you are used to moving. And, lifting weights is so …

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