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Healthy Gainz, Part 1: Fueling Your Body for Muscle Growth

This is part one of a two-part series on fueling your body for muscle gain while eating healthfully. Part two will explore the benefits of minimally processed food choices to take your GAINZ to even more XTREME levelz than ever before! Gaining muscle – though definitely not easy – is really quite simple. The basic …

Diversifying Your Movement

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Diversifying Your Movement Portfolio

Cross-posted from HaroldGibbons.com We’re going to talk about movement.  Before we get to that, let’s talk about identity.  In a past life, I completely identified as a powerlifter.  Three years ago, I was wholly interested in my squat, bench press, and deadlift.  That was it. Today, I’m far more interested in the lines that I …

Emily Fletcher, Founder of Ziva Mediatation

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From Showgirl to Shivasana

If you knew me 10 years ago, you would never guess that I would end up traveling the world speaking about meditation. I wouldn’t have guessed it either. I was on Broadway at the time, understudying three of the leads in A Chorus Line. I was also suffering from anxiety, had been struggling with insomnia for eighteen months, and was going grey at the tender age of 26. So here I was living my dream on stage, but backstage I was rocking myself in the fetal position listening to Eckhart Tolle praying I wouldn’t be thrown on with a moment’s notice. I was desperate for a solution, so when a fellow castmember told me she swore by meditation I thought, what do I have to lose?