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Elaine Howley - The Body Speaks
Musings & Meditations Nutrition

The Body Speaks

Recently, I went on a long weekend retreat at a respected yoga and health center here in Massachusetts. I was there primarily to support my mom, who was attending a grief management workshop that she found enormously helpful, possibly even life changing. I was…

March 19, 2014
Musings & Meditations

From Fitness to Fertility

The year of 2012 had me completely in the zone. I had been dancing, running and Pilates-ing my way through the past 11 years of my life, I was the head of my successful Pilates studio and had began to reach a larger audience…

February 12, 2014
Healing Musings & Meditations

5 Ways to Go Forward After a Setback

With the passage into the New Year, my Facebook news feed has blown up with words of inspiration, suggestions of resolutions, and details on how to chase progress and perfections. As a yoga teacher, I love that people want to try something new and…

January 3, 2014
Musings & Meditations

This Sacred Earth Unfolds Its Secrets

The journey of life is all wrapped up within the darkness of our mind like a tiny jigsaw puzzle that we can’t put together. Little do we realize that the miracle of the dawn of life is right inside of us ready to be…

December 12, 2013
Healthy Inspiration Musings & Meditations

Super Fit Mom

Excusing the well-meaning motivation. Super Fit mom, Maria Kang, seemed to stir up quite a hornet’s nest when she posted a pic of herself in a sports bra and micro shorts, posing with her three young sons, ages (3, 2, and 8 months) and…

October 26, 2013
Musings & Meditations

Everyone Has a Day One

One of my most dedicated boot camp participants cried the first day she came to workout with me. She didn’t cry from the pain of the workout–we hadn’t even warmed up yet. She had just walked over to the basketball court where we were meeting…

October 24, 2013
Karen Mirlenbrink - Pink Streak
Musings & Meditations

Pink Streak

Every October, I put a pink streak in my hair. I usually do it myself, making a mess of me and my bathroom. It’s really noticeable, being that my hair is sun-bleached blonde. I get a kick out of how the people in my…

October 16, 2013
Musings & Meditations


Maybe it was karma. Maybe it was the at-home Insanity endurance-building workout challenge group I’ve been leading. Maybe it was a second wind. Or maybe, it was a mix of all the above. Whatever it was, it allowed me to maintain a 6:28 min…

October 9, 2013