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Don't Forget Self-Love this Valentine's Day!!

“The minute I heard my first love story,I started looking for you, not knowinghow blind that was.Lovers don’t finally meet somewhere.They’re in each other all along.”-Rumi Valentines Day, and everyday, is a time to celebrate love. Love of ALL kinds, big and tall, near and far, friendships and soulmates. This is a time to reflect and show a gesture to the ones we love. This Valentines don't forget yourself, too. It doesn't have to be an extravagant weekend away at the spa to show yourself some self-love. It can just take few moments or minutes to connect to your inner peace and love.  "Everything you need to be great is already inside you." -Rumi   Choose 1 or ALL of these ways to treat...

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What is Yoga?

Pause. Close your eyes and take a deep breath in and out, and focus only on that one big breath and nothing else. Feel it move in and out of your lungs. Now repeat that a few times. Pause. This simple act has the power to shift your mood in a matter of seconds. Notice how your mind slowed down… notice how your heart beat slowed down… notice the different in how you feel. How you feel affects everything you do, and you have more control of how you feel than you ever thought.  Trying to explain to someone what yoga is is like trying to explain to someone what a strawberry tastes like or what it feels like to fall in love. You must experience them for yourself to truly...

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5 Tips to Calm Your Nerves During a Gymnastics Competition

As I write this, I’m sitting at our Foxy’s booth at the Grand Rapids Gymnastics on the Grand gymnastics meet at the Devos Hall in Grand Rapids, Michigan. It is their 10th year anniversary hosting this meet. I’m going on my 35th anniversary of attending gymnastics meets. To be honest, not much has changed... The sights and sounds of gymnasts walking around with matching warm-ups, the clinging of their medals, the crowds of parents and grandparents cheering on their gymnasts, the floor music playing over and over, sometimes enough to drive you mad. It even smells the same. You never forget the smell of musty chalk and sweat. Competing has taught me so much. It wasn’t the wins or times I...

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