How to Get Started With Weightlifting


If your weightlifting experience is limited to carrying heavy grocery bags from your car to the front door, listen up! In addition to sculpting the toned bodies you see in magazines, resistance training can significantly enhance your physical and mental health. But starting a program can be intimidating and expensive. Walking into a gym for the first time, you might get lost in the vast array of equipment available, and a personal trainer may be out of your price range. Set yourself up for injury-free success with the advice from fitness professionals on the following slides. Before you know it, you’ll be lifting like a pro.

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All You Need To Know About Smudging

by Cure Joy Editorial

Smudging was originally used by Native American tribes, where they tied herbs together to drive away negative energy around them, and bring tranquility, love and positive energy. Sage, cedar, pine, lavender, mugwort, and sweet grass can be used to make smudge sticks for this cleansing technique. Smudge sticks can be made at home by tieing together the herbs of your choice and burning the stick for its benefits.

Although smudging may seem like a fancy modern practice, its history dates back thousands of years when Native American tribes used it for healing and warding off negative energy. They would tie the herbs together and burn them, which was thought to have beneficial effects.

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10 Ideas that Block Spiritual Growth.

Via Marie-Elizabeth Mali

Do you think spiritual people shouldn’t be angry?

Is your friend still sleeping on your couch even though he said he’d only stay for three days (and you haven’t said a word)? Are you helping out at the weekly event again even though you’re sick as a dog? If you answered yes to any of these questions, this list is for you.

Now that we are exposed to many paths through the magic of the internet, we absorb spiritual ideas from different levels of consciousness. What’s true at one level may not be true at the level we’re hearing it.

Here are 10 often misunderstood ideas that can block our deeper awakening.

1. Be a good person.

We don’t have to try to be good. The more we get to the truth of who we are, the more goodness we express. Covering self-doubt or self-loathing with a veneer of niceness makes us untrustworthy. Others can sense the fakery, even if they can’t articulate it. For example, when I call my mother because I should, the conversation stays superficial and I can’t wait to get off the phone. But when I call her because I want to, the conversation connects and I’m in no rush to leave.

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