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How to Be (Your Version of) Creative

“If you’re alive, you’re a creative person,” says Elizabeth Gilbert, author of Eat Pray Love and Big Magic.   I believe this now. I didn’t believe that always — my mother is a generous, loving, self-deprecating women who points out her flaws often and eagerly (regardless of their accuracy), so I heard a lot of “I’m […]

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Love Gifts: A Way of Living

[Image courtesy of Black Box Photography] David doesn’t usually say yes when I ask him on fitness dates. To be fair, it’s usually something tough and sweaty or kinda woo and weird and just generally not his cuppa tea (which is lifting heavy with some interval training and traditional cardio). So imagine my surprise when he […]

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The Chad Rodgers Butt Burner

“Excuse me, are you…Jen Sinkler?” I whirled around to see Chad Rodgers, former professional baseball player turned personal trainer founder based in southwestern Florida. I knew him, too, through his former strength coaches at Cressey Sports Performance. I was touring what turned out to be his home gym in Bonita Springs, Florida, during my search for a place to […]

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Minty-Fresh Friendships

I never planned to post this video (hence why I filmed it vertically, ugh — those black bars!). I simply wanted another keepsake of this 15-years-and-counting friendship that is so precious to me. I have zero doubt that it will be funny mainly (only) to us, but I keep rewatching it and laughing. The defining […]

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My New Mantra and the Great Unblocking Project of 2016

It isn’t much to look at, my resolution for 2016, but it knocks me on my ass more readily than anything else I’ve ever vowed to do. I just finished Week 1 of The Artist’s Way, a 12-week self-guided course created by writer Julia Cameron that aims to unblock your creative spirit. (I say “unblock” because Cameron claims our […]

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Become Unapologetically Powerful

I ended up a powerlifter something by accident. It was never a goal of mine, and if I’m totally, thoroughly honest, the prospect sounded a little boring to me. In other words, I had zero concept of how thrilling powerlifting meets can be, how much strategy went into picking your attempts, and how many new […]

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