Summer

While we’ve never really been in the business of encouraging people to change their bodies, I am tempted to start a new trend: The Fall Body! However, in all seriousness, summer is what we look forward to all winter (and freezing spring), but I feel like we are literally ripping the joy out of it by making it all about how we look during this glorious season.

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Be Bold

It feels fitting to be writing on the theme of “being bold” the week one of the boldest human beings of our time passed away — Prince. While it is unquestionable that Prince was a true talent, a beautiful artist, a trailblazing trendsetter, a fashion icon, and a true legend, what was truly at the essence of his audacity? Being bold, to me, means lacking the fear of going against the grain.

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New Perspective

Shortly after the attacks in Belgium happened last week, there was an overwhelming amount of around-the-clock media coverage on what happened, as well as an outpouring of messages of love and support for the people of Brussels (and Paris again) over social media and other outlets. However, there was also an outpouring of messages of frustration over the fact that hundreds of other terrorist attacks had happened in places like Turkey since the Paris attacks, yet had seemingly gone unnoticed by so many. For some reason this really struck me, and I ended up in a long discussion with Jamie, The Sweat Life’s Editorial Director, during one of our content meetings. 

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Balancing Act

Balance. I truly believe that achieving balance is one of the keys to leading a happy and healthy life. However, I also know that finding said balanced life and maintaining it is one of the biggest challenges we all face, every day. Each one of us, no matter what our lot in life is, has some sort of balancing act we must perform daily.

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EMPOWERED BY ____________

If you are a Sweat Life reader — or even if you are new to what we do (hello!) — you’ve most likely found your way to our little piece of the internet because you are interested in living your best life. In other words, you are living empowered: empowered to be happy, empowered to be healthy, empowered to be fit. Empowering people is pretty much our biggest goal. 

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Empowered

EMPOWERED. This is a word that should be used on a daily basis when it comes to our internal conversations with ourselves. Finding your sources of empowerment should quite literally be the number one goal of your life. When you are truly empowered, you are in control of yourself, your life, and (don’t judge me for using this word) your destiny. 

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Gone Surfing

Last month I had the good fortune of being invited on a 5-day surf trip to Nicaragua. Despite my many years of claiming “this is going to be the year I learn how to surf,” I had yet to actually do it. Moreover, I hadn’t taken more than a long weekend off in over a year — despite all the happenings in my life in the last year (most of which you guys know by now) — and even then, I usually worked more than I relaxed. So this trip was a milestone on several levels.

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I Got This

There have been more times over the past year than I would like to admit that I thought or said to myself, “I can’t do this.” After losing my mother to a grueling battle with cancer, losing a dear friend also to cancer shortly after, going through a major breakup, and countless other aftershocks in my personal life, all while trying to grow The Sweat Life, it felt, at times, like more than I could bear.

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