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No one has ever told Karina’s story – the challenges she’s experienced, and the potential she has today.

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BLUE OCTOBER is the Texas-based band known for its shimmering melodies and heart-string pulling lyrics, boasting a powerful line-up of players and one of the most emotionally charged and magnetic front men in music today in Justin Furstenfeld.

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It is very unusual to start ballet at eighteen years old and become a ballet dancer. It is actually unheard of to dance professionally after starting so late in the game.

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If there is anything better than being pampered at a spa, I haven’t found it. There is nothing like stepping into a peaceful place dedicated to melting your troubles away.

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Bliss Babe is excited to announce our collaboration with Crunch Fitness. We are so thrilled that our print version of Bliss Babe will be available at select locations throughout Northern California.

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Jet Set

The food, beauty, and culture of Miami are truly something to be experienced. When I started planning my trip to the “Magic City” it didn’t take long before my list of must-see spots overflowed the page.

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KISS. Keep It Simple Stupid. I’ve always loved this acronym as it has become a recurrent theme in my life. Recently, in an attempt to satisfy my sweet tooth, my taste buds and I toured Reno.

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Internal Battle, External Results

Internal Battle, External Results

by Craig Nielson

Certified Professional Life Coach

Beried in Bliss

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Why is weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight an internal battle? This is the time of year when many fall off their New Year’s resolution to get in shape despite their best intentions.  It is important to understand that an outer transformation requires an equal inner transformation.  Here are a few tips to transform yourself from the inside out:


Develop a positive inner dialogue


The way you talk to yourself has a tremendous impact on your drive to get fit.  Say you are overweight and having the body you want seems impossible.  You instantly talk yourself out of even going for it by thinking you can’t achieve it so why bother.  The truth is, the only limitation you have is self imposed.


Be wary of your inner critic, the little voice in your head that tells you, you can’t, you’ll never, you’re not strong enough, you’re not pretty enough, you’re not good enough etc.  The only danger in having these thoughts is you believing them.  When you have them, instantly discount them as lies.  Because that is exactly what they are, lies.  Fill your inner dialogue with positive, affirming messages such as: I can, I will, I chose to, I am willing to, I am always greater than I think.  Pay attention to how you feel about what you tell yourself.  You can feel the difference between I have to verses I chose to.  Try it.


Consider why you want it


Creating desire to become physically fit is key.  Consider why you want it.  When wanting to get in shape is based on external factors such as getting more attention, wanting to impress others, or wanting to make your ex jealous etc., your motivation will eventually erode.  Why?  Because external factors are beyond your control.  Create desire for wanting to get in shape for you.  Consider the benefits you will gain as a result of hard work at the gym.  You will feel better, you will have more energy, you will like what you see in your results, and you will feel accomplished.  Most important of all…you deserve it.


Chose to eat well


Diets seldom work for achieving lasting results.  The reason for this is that dieting requires you restrict yourself from something you want.  It also creates a fear based relationship with food and you  begin to think things like I can’t eat those fries, or I can’t eat that cake, because if I do, I’ll gain weight.  Develop a relationship with food that serves you.  Think of food as simply that which nourishes your body.  Food is the fuel that gives your body strength.  Then you will be able to think I really don’t want those fries, and I really don’t want that cake now because they don’t serve me in accomplishing my goals.  Instead I will chose to eat well.


Use these tips to help you create a mindset for success.  However, is you find yourself unable to uproot your destructive thought patterns, consider getting professional help.  Life is too short for you not to have the life and body you desire most.  Get on track and get in shape.  Here’s to living your life rockin on the inside and rockin on the outside.




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