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Self defense comes in many forms

In Mindset, Mixed Martial Artsby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

When people think of self defense, I imagine they are picturing a girl beating up some big dude with some secret ninja move that completely incapacitates him. Or maybe not. But usually we associate self defense with the most brutal crimes like rape, kidnapping, and murder. But self defense is useful in many other situations that we come across in …

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Welcoming the storm and overcoming an injury

In Lifestyle, Mindsetby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

I’m sure you’ve seen those t-shirts that say “Positive Vibes Only”. Our news feed is clogged with articles on how to be more positive or people telling us “just be happy!”. Society acts like it’s a crime to be upset, sad, mad, depressed, or distraught in any way. We put on fake smiles and fight the pain. “Fake it till …

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Unrealistic expectations and self awareness

In Lifestyle, Mindsetby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

If you’ve ever tried to lose weight, get in shape, or eat better, you probably start the journey with high expectations and lofty goals. It’s great to have big goals and expectations for yourself but we all know that we don’t always reach those goals. If you’re like me, you start out doing really well with your goals like cutting …

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Diets Don’t Work

In Healthy Eating, Lifestyle, Mindsetby Chelsea LaGrasseLeave a Comment

Every year or so, a new, trendy diet method comes out that everyone swears by. Your friends have gotten results so why not try it? Nothing else has worked up to this point so maybe this is the answer you’ve been looking for. At first, you’re really dedicated and stick to the diet without fail. Your losing weight and it’s …