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3 Steps to Perfection on Purpose

Kaedrich Olsen by Kaedrich Olsen | March 25th, 2013 | No Comments
topic: Personal Growth | tags: active approach to life, acutely aware, be present, brain, choice, choices, clothes, communication, connect with yourself, consciousness, demands, ears, element, emotions, evolving perfection, exploration, explore, exploring the environment, external expectations, eyes, focus outward, full experience, fully present, future experiences, health, hear, immediate surroundings, in the moment, inspiring experiences, intent, interpretation, inward focus, knowing who you are, life creations, listen, listen to your body, listen to your life, live life to the fullest, making choices, manifest, moment, music, no judgement, not to feel, open senses, pain, passive, past choices, past experiences, perfection on purpose, personal joy, purpose, rewards, secrets, see, sensation, sense of smell, sense of touch, sensory organs, signals in the body, smell, sound, subtle signals, take in every detail, take in every moment, taste, touch, turn attention inward, whole being

You know who you are based on all of your past experiences and choices. If you choose to remain who and what you are now, and not look ahead, then you will forever be at the mercy of your own future life experiences. Instead of taking this passive approach, allow yourself to understand that you have a choice in all of your future experiences and make those choices.

Here are three ways to to take an active role in shaping your life:

S-U-M-M-E-R: That’s How I Spell Fun, Fresh and Fit!

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | July 23rd, 2012 | 3 Comments
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Healthy Eating, Personal Growth | tags: clothes, Clothing, diet, exercise, fashion, Fitness, food, fruits, health, healthy, hydrate, hydration, nutrition, relax, relaxation, SPF, stress, summer, summer produce, summer wardrobe, sun, swim, swimming, the firm, vacation, vegetables, veggies, warm weather, water, work out, workout

SummerBy The FIRM Master Instructor Robyn Smarr

I love summer! If you were listening to this post rather than reading it, you would surely hear me shouting this sentence as loudly as I possibly can.

Maybe it’s because I was born in the crazy heat of August. (I have a theory that people tend to favor the season in which they were born.) Or maybe it’s because I practically lived at the pool and the beach as a child. Or maybe it’s because I can wear flip-flops every day during the warm summer months (the best “shoe” ever invented)! Regardless of the reason, I find so much joy and rejuvenation during the summer.

Here are my favorite tricks for making the most out of your S-U-M-M-E-R:

Wake Up and Work Out!

The FIRM Master Instructor Team by The FIRM Master Instructor Team | November 11th, 2010 | 1 Comment
topic: Fitness, Health & Wellness, Weight Loss | tags: alarm clock, bed, caffeine, clothes, coffee, dark, daylight savings, dvd, early morning, fall, Fitness, gear, light, motivation, night, sleep, time change, wake up, winter, work out, workout

Woman drinking water after a workout

By The FIRM Master Instructor Kirsten Palmer

As we move deeper into fall, the days are shorter. While I hate to see my evening light end, it will make it easier to get the boys in bed! What I dread most is the morning darkness. It makes it so hard to get out of bed, particularly when I try to fit in “me” time before the kids wake up. In my house, that means getting up pretty early, unfortunately!

Coming Out of the Closet: Confessions of a Fashion Junkie

Leslie Garrett by Leslie Garrett | December 15th, 2009 | 2 Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: bamboo, clothes, Clothing, clothing dyes, cotton, eco-fashion, eco-friendly clothing, eco-friendly fashion, eco-style, fabrics, fashion, green clothing, green fashion, materials, organic cotton, soy, style, textiles, toxins, wardrobe

fashionjunkie

Composting with worms? Bring it on. Leaving the car and taking my bike? My pleasure. Eating hormone-free, antibiotic-less, locally-raised meat? Yum, yum.

But forsake fashion? Toss my trend-addiction? Lighten my carbon footprint by giving up shoes? I’d sooner give up exhaling.

Dry Clean Only? Don’t Believe Everything You Read

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | September 17th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Family Health, Green Living, Health & Wellness, Healthy Home | tags: clothes, dry cleaning, green cleaning

Dry CleaningYou’ve probably read enough to know that dry cleaning isn’t the healthiest or greenest way to clean your clothes. The main culprit is the chemical perchlorethylene or “perc” which is used by most dry cleaners. The EPA calls perc a hazardous air pollutant and the International Agency for Research on Cancer lists it as a probable carcinogen.

Eco-Friendly Stain Removal Secrets: The Tough Stuff

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | September 8th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: clothes, green cleaning, laundry

The easiest, do-it-all, eco-friendly stain remover just involves cold water and a couple of towels. But, some stains call for more extreme action. Here are a few tricks.

First, it’s a good idea to keep an eco-friendly stain removal kit on hand to help you act fast. Here’s a great one:

Of Soap Nuts and Washboards

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | August 20th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living | tags: clothes, ECOS, Ecover, energy efficient, Energy Star, laundry, laundry detergent, Seventh Generation, soap nuts, washing machine

You’ve chosen your eco-fashion line-up for the coming season — and that’s no small investment. Now it’s time to keep those clothes looking bright and clean for as long as possible without harming the environment. No, that doesn’t mean we should all meet at the river with our washboards. But, if we really want to reduce our impact, we do need to do things a little differently

Give Mothballs the Bounce

Kimberly Delaney by Kimberly Delaney | April 9th, 2008 | No Comments
topic: Green Living, Healthy Home | tags: clothes, eco-friendly clothes, mothballs, moths, pesticide-free, pests

Spring has already sprung in most parts of the country, and you may be thinking about putting away wool sweaters and blankets for the season. But that’s just what the moths want you to do so they can have months of uninterrupted eating. Don’t break out the toxic mothballs just yet. There are greener ways to fight moths and keep your woolens clean and intact.