Author Archives: Kim-Lien Kendall

The Fighting Foodie- my journey towards healthy body image

For those of you who don’t follow me on Instagram (FOR SHAME! By the way, it’s @kimlienkendall), I’ve been deeply immersed in the world of competitive Brazilian jiu jitsu which I have to admit, makes very little sense for a 35 year-old, self-employed single mom. Trying to murder people in pajamas, aside from being literally the most fun thing I can think of, plays a pivotal role in my mental health and more importantly, my idea of self worth. Like most women, unfortunately, my “value” has always been measured in inches and pounds and having to compete in a sport Read more…

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Eat, Drink and Be Merry, in a Mindful Way- 5 tips to stay centered in your healthy eating habits

  Even the most “disciplined” of us can fall off the healthy eating habit bandwagon during the holiday season. Whether we are going to holiday parties and are fully into the holidays, or if we can’t stand them and are comforting ourselves by over-indulging, there are a few tricks that we can use to keep the “damage” to our waistlines to a minimum.   1. Don’t go to a party, gathering or supermarket HUNGRY!! Make sure that you have had some healthy snacks before you head out to the festivities. That way you won’t eat every goody that you come Read more…

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8 Reasons Why Martial Arts Will Make Your Kid a Better Person

As a general statement, I think that movement (especially learning skilled movement) is important for young children. While there are arguments for and against specializations in sports at a young age, it seems that a variety of movement and skills can be more transferable to everyday life and can provide more options for movement choices later in life as we age. It’s also important that kids have fun and enjoy whatever activity they are doing, so that they are more likely to stick with a healthier lifestyle. Considering all of this, I decided to enroll my (at the time) 3 Read more…

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How to Stay Centered While Hurtling Toward the End of the Year

I may sound like a grumpy grouch, but truth be told, while many love this time of the year, I find it destabilizing. All the activity, along with Duane Reade’s unnecessarily early displays, emphasizes how the end of the year is looming upon us. Basically, once Halloween ends, the deluge of Christmas/Holidays decorations, songs and general vibration is overstimulating to my senses and triggers all kinds of stressful thoughts. Like? Allow me to share: The true meaning of any holiday seems to be lost on us and is replaced by violent over-consumption. Nobody really knows how these holidays came to Read more…

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 3. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Here’s part 3 of our interview with Ariana. We wrap up our conversation talking about lies of the yoga and fitness industry. Does yoga give you long and lean muscles? HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! The cleansing craze. Rage Against the Machine. Fuck you! I won’t do what you tell me! Please share your thoughts.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 2. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

Enjoyed the first interview? Here’s the second in which we continue to discuss cultural (mis)appropriation, making money off of yoga and the Dunning–Kruger effect. Let us know what you think.

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Exposing Yoga Myths Part 1. Podcast with Ariana Rabinovitch

We talk to our friend and colleague, Ariana from Yoga and Beyond about our upcoming ebook, Exposing Yoga Myths. Amidst all the giggling and cursing we discuss the provenance of SMARTer Bodies, cultural misappropriation in the yoga world, infallible gurus, and how we’re not afraid to contextualize yoga in science and physiology. Enjoy!

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If You Are a Woman and You Aren’t Strength Training You Are Making a Big Mistake.

The following post is by one of our apprentices Marcus Hudnell. When I say “strength training,” what do I mean? Strength training is considered “any type of physical exercise specializing in the use of resistance to induce muscular contraction which builds the strength,anaerobic endurance, and size of skeletal muscles.” This isn’t to say that the idea of strength training is constrained to only lifting weights. There are countless bodyweight and plyometric exercises that can be done anywhere, without using heavy weights or any weights at all. All over the world, women are eschewing traditional strength and resistance training exercises, and Read more…

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Bad Yoga Tip #4 REVISITED – Yoga for Headaches. Our Mistake Rectified..

One of our readers pointed out an error we’ve made when describing a function of the blood brain barrier. We had claimed that the BBB was responsible for controlling the volume of blood surrounding the brain, trying to keep cranial pressure safe. Turns out we were wrong. The comment and original post is listed below. It felt important to repost and share. We are not afraid to admit we are wrong. We are extremely grateful to the people who read and share our posts. We are REALLY grateful to those who contribute comments and keep us on our toes. Thank Read more…

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Message for My Daughter: Something All Parents of Little Girls Should Consider

A message for my daughter: Something all parents of little girls should consider.  

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