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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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Standing Tall: How Powerlifting Builds Mad Confidence

“Stand up straight,” my mom was always saying to me. I was a painfully shy kid and my parents knew it. I’m also an only child who was more comfortable around other adults than other children. I had no problem looking a grown-up in the eye and holding a conversation but put me at school […]

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Embrace Your Bigness

The following is a short speech—well, let’s call it a reading, thanks to my inability to memorize—that I gave at a spectacular event this past July called #OwnItMpls, organized by MPLS MadWomen and hosted by Space150. (Full recap by the event organizer, Erinn Farrell, here.) There were nearly 300 rowdy women (plus a few men) in attendance and six […]

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Jill Coleman’s Radically Responsible Makeover

Editor’s Note: Jill Coleman is one of my very best friends, and an absolute force when it comes to getting your mind right. She’s funny and insightful, and if you follow me on Twitter, no doubt you’ve seen me retweet her pithy wisbits ranging from Byron Katie quotes to fitness straight-talk gleaned from years of experience. For those who […]

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The LiVit Consistency Challenge

You could say that our gym, The Movement Minneapolis, isn’t your typical gym. Beyond the barbells and kettlebells, big liftin’ and conditioning circuits, we often offer up a monthly challenge to our members — not typical challenges that revolve around body composition or clean eating, normally, but the kind that focus on completing a task: 5,000 swings, […]

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