The Joy of a Deadlift Well Done

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I came across this video the other day in a post I read from a girl powerlifter.  She also LOVES cookies, and calls herself the “Cookie Monster”.  She is living proof of 3 things: You can be a female powerlifter and still be feminine You can be a female who lifts a LOT of weight (like over 200 lbs.) and …

The Most Annoying Part of Exercising

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You know what annoys me most about exercising?It isn’t getting up early or making time for it in my day, it isn’t the study and research involved in my job, it isn’t the educational aspect, it isn’t the soreness or the dedication or any of the obvious things.It’s the increased oxygen flow to the brain that causes me to come …

It’s a Wild Ride…

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So life has been crazy, lately.  I know, I know, I was on a roll, posting a few new blog posts every week, and believe me, I have more than a few drafts in the works, but I just haven’t been able to get to them.  I could put something out just for the sake of generating content, but I …

Do What You Suck At

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One of my mottos for awhile now has been “You are only as strong as your weakest link”.  This picture exemplifies the idea perfectly.  When I was in Army Basic Training, that was one of the things they told us almost constantly.  We had to do everything as a team, and if one person was wrong, you were all wrong.  …

Blogs to check out: strong ladies « The fitness industry’s copywriter

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Blogs to check out: strong ladies « The fitness industry’s copywriter. After writing the blog post yesterday about busting the women’s bulky myth  I came across this blog post giving a list of blogs of ladies who aren’t afraid to lift heavy. Looking for some more inspirational women?   Here’s the list, but check out the above blog post for more …

You need Skills!

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How many of us musicians have gone to school for 4, 6 or even 10 years to get those advanced degrees only to graduate into the real world and not be prepared?  Today’s institutions of higher education for musicians are sadly lacking in preparing students for a life outside either performing or teaching.  There’s more to it, folks… I have …

The Courage to Succeed

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Part 3 ( you can see Part 2 and Part 1 here) It sounds a little strange, doesn’t it?  The courage to SUCCEED?  Who would ever be afraid of success?  Well, maybe you.  I know I have been at times. Take a weakness and turn it into a strength.  If you are dedicated to overcoming failure and achieving lasting success, …

Developing Body Awareness and Self-Trust

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Once upon a time… Like most people who learn an instrument in the USA, I learned to play the flute in 6th grade.  I had wanted to start playing much earlier than this as I knew my mother had a flutehidden away under the stairs.  Sometimes I would take it down off the shelf, carefully (like it had magic and …