Category Archives for "Express the Soul"

Why Any of This Strength Stuff Matters

It seems so obvious in hindsight. All the dots were there – some were even connected – but one thing that seemed missing was finding why any of this strength stuff mattered to me. Strength has always been important to me but often it was fuelled, much like my leanness goals, by a desire to […]

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  • March 7, 2017

Through Suffering to Serving

Life was¬†amazing and I felt like I was at the top of my game. While I worked night shifts as a Nurse in a busy Cardiac Surgery department, I had simultaneously built up an online fitness following, had co-founded both Girls Gone Strong and Get Glutes, become known for home Kettlebell Workouts, and built a […]

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  • September 29, 2016

Body Acceptance is NOT the Goal

If I hear one more time that the solution to hating your body is to love it I think I might explode! This is something I have literally done a 180 on, since I used to completely preach that we have to embrace ourselves, flaws and all! But you can’t force yourself to feel something […]

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  • August 1, 2016

Shaming shame. It can be rewoven for good!

There are times when something so terrible happens and you live with it, somehow accepting it because it’s all you know. There are secrets you keep because you believe you have no right to speak out about the things that happened to you. Maybe you’re ashamed of how people might see you as a result. […]

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  • April 15, 2016

Out of the Mud; On to a Rock.

Being married has taught me so much about myself and I love ^ this man more than I did when this photo was taken two years ago.¬† Over the last few months I have spent time doing some simple things that I enjoy: singing, lightly exercising, connecting with family and friends, and finally letting go […]

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  • January 14, 2016