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The Amazing Health Benefits Of Chia Seeds

There are many foods out there claiming to be ‘super’, yet not all of them have the goods required to back up such claims. Chia seeds, on the other hand, really are as beneficial, diverse and delicious as people praise them for being. The chia seed is most commonly harvested from the ‘salvia hispanica’ plant,…

By ascendbody July 19, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking

7 Tips For Boosting Your Metabolism Naturally

The term ‘metabolism’ is used to describe all the different chemical reactions that occur within your body in order to sustain and maintain your life. They can conveniently be divided into two sections. ● Catabolism – This describes the process by which molecules are broken down to obtain energy. ● Anabolism – This describes the…

By ascendbody July 18, 2017 | 

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Why Mindfulness Should Play A Role In Your Workout Routine

When I first started to enjoy exercise, not just do it because I knew it was important for my health but actually look forward to working my body to the point of exhaustion, I did it because I loved feeling myself grow in strength, stamina and endurance. I appreciated the aesthetic changes in my physique…

By ascendbody June 20, 2017 | 

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Goal Setting + Accountability = Success

So who’s keeping you accountable? So many times I hear that what people are really missing is the accountability piece. But what I sometimes also hear in their voice is a sense of defeat that they need that. WTH?!! Are supposed to be made of steal and completely self sufficient? NO!! As I say, it…

By ascendbody April 18, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Personal Training / Restoration / Tips

Preventing & Reducing Back Pain With Spine Stabilization Exercises

Back pain can range from being mildly uncomfortable to seriously debilitating and is incredibly common in the American population, with around 31 million people suffering from back pain at any given time. One of the key factors in preventing back pain is strengthening and stabilizing the many different muscles of the core. However, often when…

By ascendbody March 3, 2017 | 

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The Power of Intentions Part 2: Promises

So recently we’ve been talking a lot about INTENTIONS vs Resolutions.  About 6 months ago I started seeing a new mind-body coach named Steve and we began doing a lot of deep cathartic work together. My whole career I’ve been blessed with amazing mentors and Steve is becoming one of them. I believe in soaking…

By ascendbody January 13, 2017 | 

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The Power of Intentions

6 steps for successfully creating and getting to the groove of your intentions: (The first 3 of 6) Hey hey good morning! Can you remember a time that you accomplished something, but it was incredibly hard? The whole damn thing was just… hard? Has there been a time you can remember accomplishing something and it…

By ascendbody January 9, 2017 | 

Exercise & Fitness / FITNESS & WELLNESS / Personal Training

Muscle Memory – How Does It Work?

Muscle memory is a term that often pops up in the fitness and health industry, and yet its relevance is often disputed amongst different fitness professionals. Even though this term often refers to the way in which our brain remembers repetitive movement, such as learning to play a song on a guitar or to touch…

By ascendbody December 19, 2016 | 

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Sunday Sound Journey Series

Join us at Ascend every Sunday at 6pm for a Meditation and Sound Journey designed to help you go inside. We will have Mindfulness topics each week to compliment the practice of cultivating mindful awareness in your daily life. Joanna Sullivan is Ascend’s newest addition to the team. She works with Sound and Frequency to…

By ascendbody November 14, 2016 | 

FITNESS & WELLNESS / Movitation / Positive Thinking / Restoration / Tips

Healthy In Bali

I went to Bali for an adventure and some yoga, not to have my vagina steamed. But, steamed it was. Bali is everything you (probably) ever dreamed up, and so much more. The charming village of Ubud is the place that comes to mind for most people when they hear about Bali. While Ubud doesnʼt…

By ascendbody November 8, 2016 | 

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