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How to Stay Motivated and Inspired with Your Workout Routine

The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to start or step-up an existing workout routine. It seems everyone is charged up in January and excited to be their best-selves. But what to do after the rush of a new year starts to dwindle? Below are my tips for keeping yourself inspired and excited about exercising. Choose a method that works for you: I hate gyms. I always have. I also can’t get into all the popular new barre classes. I find these them to be too loud and chaotic. Although I know they work, it’s just not my thing. I like quiet and calm. After years of searching of exercise methods that I feel fit my personality...

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A Glimpse At 2017: Living a Calm, Beautiful Life

Greetings and Happy New Year from my new live / work loft in Philadelphia. How often is it that you get to begin a new year in a new home? I love this fresh start and can't wait to begin to fill this chapter of my life. Amayori has a beautiful, extra-special new space that exudes such positive energy. I can't wait to share it with you as it unfolds over the next few months.  There are so many things to be excited about this year. For now, I'll leave it to a few key things things that you can expect from Amayori in the near future.  You will always hear from me in my own voice. From now on, all emails...

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Make New Year's Resolutions That You'll Keep

  The New Year is a wonderful time for a fresh start. By setting goals and intentions we set a road map for the year ahead. New Year's resolutions should be four things: realistic, challenging, inspiring, and fun. Realistic: If you've never run a day in your life, don't set yourself up for failure by committing to run six days a week. Come up with goals that you can build towards and that won't overwhelm you. If working out is a challenge for you, commit to three days a week. You can always exceed your goal. Come up with goals that you look forward to doing – not ones that feel heavy or burdensome. Challenging: Push your self a bit and commit...

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Remaining Calm & Mindful During the Holiday Season

The holiday season is officially in full swing. I have always loved the magic and excitement of this time of year – it is filled with joy and tradition. That said, most of us will find ourselves running around gift shopping, eating foods we normal would stay away from, skipping the gym, and probably drinking more alcohol than usual. Life is here to be enjoyed. To counteract the lack of routine during the holidays, it pays to make a little bit of extra effort to keep your body and mind in balance. By doing a few simple things we can avoid fatigue and physical and mental burnout. Commit to Three Minutes a Day: We all have three minutes a day...

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Nurture, Empower, and Relax with a Weekly Ritual

"Self-care is not selfish. You cannot serve from an empty vessel." - Eleanor Brown As women, we are constantly extending ourselves to others. We all wear many hats. By nature, we excel at multi-tasking and often take on more than expected because we can. It is well within our capabilities to rise to any occasion. Taking time for yourself each week is essential to living a balanced life. There is nothing selfish about it. Blocking out an hour of time every week allows us much needed time to breath, stop, and relax.  If you feel you can’t create the time to relax once a week then it’s time to start setting boundaries. There is power in saying “no”. If you can’t...

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