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Unleash Your Mental Edge: Max Lifts Take More Than Muscle

A 25 kg plate is a circle. A sweat lodge is a circle. Weird way to start a blog, right? You didn’t land on Normal Nancy’s website. In the past two weeks I competed at Olympic Weightlifting nationals and I attended a sweat at a First Nation’s community and by doing both I discovered something… Continue reading Unleash Your Mental Edge: Max Lifts Take More Than Muscle

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Who is Idealistic Isabel, Anyway? (Happy Mother’s Day)

To My Mama, Georgina Bergen – Happy Mother’s Day.  I love you! As I pulled out of Moose Jaw en route to North Battleford on Tuesday my mind took me back to my grade four classroom.  There I sat under a mushroom cut and in baggy boys’ clothing, sideways in my desk with my right… Continue reading Who is Idealistic Isabel, Anyway? (Happy Mother’s Day)

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Evolution through Sport: Age is Only a Number

Gen Grant, masters powerlifter approaching 50-years-old, shares her journey through fitness and advice for those at any step of theirs.

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Never Feel Unappreciated Again: Become a Ninja

Feeling unappreciated is one of the main reasons (if not thee reason) relationships fail, jobs are left, or dreams are forgotten. I used to feel unappreciated almost daily, but not anymore! Grab whatever weapons you already have and let me show you how to use them, not to get revenge for feelings of neglect, but to unlock the most satisfying relationships, improve your work life, and achieve the dreams hidden inside your heart in my 3-step process to becoming an Appreciation Ninja.

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What’s the Difference Between a Failed Attempt and a World Record?

“…Often times I would visualize failing…I imagined all the ways the lift could go wrong.” AJ Roberts, one of the strongest (and smartest) men on the planet, a 2X-world record holder in powerlifting replied when I asked him, “What goes through your mind leading up to a meet?  What do you do to prepare mentally?”… Continue reading What’s the Difference Between a Failed Attempt and a World Record?

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The Why, What, When, How, and To What of Podcast Listening

Wondering what exactly a podcast is, when you could possibly find the time to listen, or why you should consider tuning in? “You become who you have coffee with.” – Robin Sharma. Brittney tells you the why, what, when, how, and to what of podcast listening so you can take full advantage of the greatest database of free knowledge to transform your life.