Lynn Tougas Whole Heart Whole Health Registered Kinesiology and Sport

Lynn Tougas Whole Heart Whole Health Registered Kinesiology and Sport With a strong foundation rooted in the professional practice of Kinesiology and Health Science at Whole Heart Whole Health we will take you from rehab to performance and beyond.

From helping you regain your fitness, to building upon what you already have, to connecting you to the right specialist, to working with your current specialist, to guiding you toward the most effective evidence based health and fitness related information, we are dedicated to your whole health. Our services are suitable for all populations, including special populations and those with special nee

From helping you regain your fitness, to building upon what you already have, to connecting you to the right specialist, to working with your current specialist, to guiding you toward the most effective evidence based health and fitness related information, we are dedicated to your whole health. Our services are suitable for all populations, including special populations and those with special nee

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Ever worry about things in life that never happen? Better yet, ever worry so much about something, you miss out on an op...
09/24/2021

Ever worry about things in life that never happen? Better yet, ever worry so much about something, you miss out on an opportunity?
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Of course, we’ve all been there. But, if those worries are causing you to not realize your fitness goals — it’s definitely time to get some help.
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One of the weakest links I find when doing fitness appraisals and assessments is the lateral chain stabilizers, consisting mainly of the #gluteusmedius #externaloblique and #internaloblique muscles. The test most often used is the #sideplank In the first photo I am doing an advanced variation of the side plank and in the second photo I am doing the one of the variations I use in appraisals and assessments.
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Often what I find is that not only is this area weak bilaterally, it is imbalanced. When weak or imbalanced, this will put stress on one’s ability to stabilize themselves when on one leg (like we do everyday while taking a step walking, running, playing sports, reaching for something) but also when lifting heavier loads on while on both legs. For sport and work performance many studies over the years have shown it is ideal to have balanced strength in this area in order to prevent injury.
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Do you know where you rank in this area?
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If not and more important — if you are worried about starting a new fitness program but are currently injured, are fearful of becoming injured, or due to a chronic illness are unsure of where the best place to start is, reach out to me! Not only will I assess your core fitness, I will also check in on your total body mobility, flexibility, and endurance. Should you have a chronic ailment that needs special attention, I can add in various other assessment variations that will assist in building exactly the program it is that you need to get going in the right direction without worry!
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Besides, most things we worry about never happen anyway. Especially, when we have support!
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See you soon!
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#sideplankvariation #fitnessmotivation

#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

Factors of motivation are strategies, incentives, recognitions and any other elements that increase one’s overall motiva...
09/21/2021

Factors of motivation are strategies, incentives, recognitions and any other elements that increase one’s overall motivation to perform. Adapted from #frederickherzberg
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One’s motivation to engage in a given behavior can come from internal and/or external factors. Multiple theories have been put forward regarding motivation, including biologically oriented theories that say the need to maintain bodily #homeostasis motivates behavior.
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Based on this last bit, what are some of the biological things you strive and/or struggle to maintain?
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Take #anxiety for example. A supposed total #homeostasis disruptor that for the most part we’ve been taught to suppress/medicate. What if I told you that a certain amount of anxiety is highly valuable for not only human survival but for human performance as well? In fact, ALL human emotions fall into this category.
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Now, I’ve got you thinking. Perhaps you are already starting to become ambivalent about some of the behaviours you engage in to maintain what may very well be an unrealistic homeostasis.
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The examination and resolution of #ambivalence is the central purpose of #motivationalinterviewing — a form of behavioural counselling I am certified in. Ambivalence can best be described as something one is “sitting on the fence” with. The goal is to iron out which side of the fence there may be more of a lean to for each individual, and then to find out what staying on either side of the fence is motivated by. Destructive drinking is the easiest example to think about here. Or, you can think about any destructive health behaviours which may drive one further away from a healthier lifestyle.
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It can become complex, but a trained motivational interviewer like me can help.
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What #onesmallthingdaily can you do to change any of the behaviours you currently engage in that may no longer be serving your deeper purpose?

#exercisemotivation
#zigziglarquotes
#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

“Hustle for that muscle.”~Anonymous💪I think the point is clear and even more so as we age, that a toned, muscular figure...
09/16/2021

“Hustle for that muscle.”
~Anonymous
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I think the point is clear and even more so as we age, that a toned, muscular figure is not going to happen sitting behind a desk all day. Standing desks may help with reducing back pain, but they aren’t going to help in the muscle building department.
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Running and cycling may tone your legs, and swimming may tone your back and arms, but when it comes to staving off #sarcopenia weight lifting will go way further than cardiovascular based activities alone.
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This is why I am so thankful to be back training with big weights inside a gym once again.
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You can’t beat lifting loaded barbells and pulling heavy cable machine loads. And, having access to such a variety of cardio machines for those days you just gotta get a workout in but you don’t feel like running or biking - particularly if you have an injury that impedes your ability to do so.
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Then, there’s the built-in motivational factors, eg stronger and more capable humans all around you — raising your adrenaline and hormones, as a result helping you to push yourself to new limits you may not have imagined achievable while training on your own.
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So, what are you waiting for? Are you ready to take your body to the next level?
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#onesmallthingdaily
#gymmotivation
#gymlife
#gymaddict

#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide no...
09/15/2021

“Strength does not come from winning. Your struggles develop your strengths. When you go through hardships and decide not to surrender, that is strength.”

@schwarzenegger Arnold Schwarzenegger

The world is constantly changing. These last two years have been quite a trip to say the least! There are new struggles to be had around every corner. What a marvellous time to build some solid strength as a foundation for the best that is yet to come.
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Fall is a great time to start things new and to re-start old projects left unfinished.
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What is your fitness like these days? Are you where you want to be?
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Nothing great was ever accomplished alone. Pop by @rosedaleclub for a guided tour, free-trial and a custom assessment with me while you are at it.
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Because if you are looking to start building some new strength or re-building from where you last left off, goal setting is paramount for success. You can set goals from dreams, but in order for those dreams to become reality, you have to set out a plan. This all starts with an assessment of where you are now along with a timely projection of where you want to be.
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So, don’t be shy. Stop by and say hi today👋
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#onesmallthingdaily #goalsetting
#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” #friedrichnietzsche 😉@im703muskoka a few weeks ago was one of my worst phys...
09/13/2021

“What doesn’t kill you, makes you stronger.” #friedrichnietzsche
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@im703muskoka a few weeks ago was one of my worst physical performances, yet it was one of my best ever mental performances.
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The struggle was real. Several date changes with an almost positive 2021 cancelation — but then 5 weeks before race day — we got the 🟢 green light.
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It’s not like I hadn’t been training, but I was unable to train consistently as a wee brewing autoimmune condition had resurfaced over the winter time. This along with #perimenopause that comes along with it at times pretty severe hormonal fluctuations, was certainly not helping. Then there were the lingering side effects from the second jab💉 This was June 7 and it put me out of commission for any intense training for at least 4 weeks. When I resumed intense training, it was taking wayyyyy longer to recover from each session.
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So, I blocked it all out. Yup. I put all my efforts into visualizing that I’d feel like Wonder Woman on race day, no matter what all my pre-race numbers were looking like.
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The swim was awesome — I truly enjoy rolling starts. The severe thunderstorm weather on the bike coupled with the un-closed roads was a bit horrifying to say the least - which 👇hormones may have played a roll in amping up the fear centre and already sensitive #hypothalamus Then, low and behold the 🌞 does come back out and brought along with it 31 degree feels like 39 degree super-humid conditions.
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First lap of run, I was gonna pack it in and head to the medical tent as I could hardly keep myself upright. But, I had a few folks I was doing the race for so I worked out a strategy with a few of the on-course medics. As such, I was able to give Lap 2 a go.
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Scroll to the third last photo which says it all! It looks like this could have been my first Ironman event. It sure felt like it!
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Anyway, keep scrolling👈cuz you’ll find me finally putting on my game face coming into and at the finish line.
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It didn’t kill me. I feel mentally stronger. And, I’m definitely gonna keep training for more #ironmantriathlon events.
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#kinesiologist
#triathlete
#patientnavigator
#healthnavigator
#wholehearthealthsquared

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”👊What’s your #antiquit 👊Keeping fit and grounded so I can help those who...
09/11/2021

“If at first you don’t succeed, try, try again.”
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What’s your #antiquit
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Keeping fit and grounded so I can help those who may be struggling is my go-to anti-quit.
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I kind of came out of the womb this way LOL My soul was put here to help others.
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One client described my energy best as “the force”.
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Today, marks the day I get back into the weights 💯 since scrambling to prepare for the delayed 2020/21 @im703muskoka which happened two weeks ago.
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If you are looking for some good old, down-home anti-quit kinda strength — give me a shout, a follow or simply a little wave👋
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Then, let the energy flow.
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You can find me training now @rosedaleclub OR as always online/privately in your own space.
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#onesmallthingdaily
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#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” #jonkabatzinn 🏄‍♀️This sums up the best way to enjoy life to the ...
09/10/2021

“You can’t stop the waves, but you can learn to surf.” #jonkabatzinn
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This sums up the best way to enjoy life to the fullest 💯
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There will always be waves and some of them really big waves! The nice thing about waves is that we can all learn to surf.
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The best instructor told me to RELAX as best I could as this was the ONLY way my body and board would sail over the waves effortlessly.
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Using my extensive training and teaching background in #yogaandmeditation RELAX, I did! What a feeling that was to get up on the board and sail across the shore effortlessly!
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Think about this the next time you are ready to react to something with too much effort in your day to day life. The less effort it takes to react, the more likely you are to sail effortlessly across the shore to safer ground.
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Namaste.
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#onesmallthingdaily

#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

Gosh, who isn’t in #survivalmode these days? Whether you like to admit it or not, there’s a big chance you’ve been prote...
09/08/2021

Gosh, who isn’t in #survivalmode these days? Whether you like to admit it or not, there’s a big chance you’ve been protecting your heart from some kind of pain during these tumultuous times.
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The first step toward healing is to fess up! Because the more armour you lay upon yourself, the more difficult it is for your true essence to shine.
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As for me, my armour is my strength. When I begin to lose my strength, I become negative with myself as if it’s all my fault — even though there are circumstances out there going way beyond my control that are making it difficult for me to balance myself right now.
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Did you know that by allowing yourself to soften without judgement you will actually come out stronger 💪 than you ever were before?
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The body and the mind need to work together. When the body is on overdrive or the mind is in a constant state of overthinking and flux — the end result is sub-par performance overall. And, who isn’t overthinking these days?
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Eg When will this 😷 ever end? Will normalcy ever return? What does the future hold?
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None of this really matters, especially if all of this overthinking is taking us out of this very moment we are now in.
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That’s why I’m choosing to head back inward for a little while with #dailymeditation and #asanapractice until I feel myself once again.
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Join me by doing this #onesmallthingdaily - release and let go of some armour today.
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#namaste
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#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

Gosh, who isn’t in #survivalmode these days? Whether you like to admit it or not, there’s a big chance you’ve been protecting your heart from some kind of pain during these tumultuous times.
💔
The first step toward healing is to fess up! Because the more armour you lay upon yourself, the more difficult it is for your true essence to shine.
💖
As for me, my armour is my strength. When I begin to lose my strength, I become negative with myself as if it’s all my fault — even though there are circumstances out there going way beyond my control that are making it difficult for me to balance myself right now.
❤️
Did you know that by allowing yourself to soften without judgement you will actually come out stronger 💪 than you ever were before?
🤨
The body and the mind need to work together. When the body is on overdrive or the mind is in a constant state of overthinking and flux — the end result is sub-par performance overall. And, who isn’t overthinking these days?
🥺
Eg When will this 😷 ever end? Will normalcy ever return? What does the future hold?
🧘‍♀️
None of this really matters, especially if all of this overthinking is taking us out of this very moment we are now in.
🧘‍♀️
That’s why I’m choosing to head back inward for a little while with #dailymeditation and #asanapractice until I feel myself once again.
🧘‍♀️
Join me by doing this #onesmallthingdaily - release and let go of some armour today.
❤️
#namaste
🙏
#kinesiologist
#kinesiology
#healthscience
#healthylifestyle #healthiswealth #healthyhabits
#healthnavigator
#patientnavigator
#yogateacher
#personaltrainer
#healthcoach
#lifecoach
#wholehearthealthsquared

I’m welcoming a new health inspiration #onesmallthingdaily🌝I was influenced by the #newmooninvirgo that just occurred th...
09/07/2021

I’m welcoming a new health inspiration #onesmallthingdaily
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I was influenced by the #newmooninvirgo that just occurred the eve of Monday, September 6th.
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This new inspiration begins with the quote:
“Follow your dreams, they know the way.” ~#kobeyamada
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I’ve been feeling a little lost lately with the pandemic never ceasing to come to a complete end nor a complete reprise. This along with the sad news of our Afghan friends either left behind or fleeing coupled with the looming 20th anniversary of 911 just days away hasn’t helped my mind continue to stay less frayed.
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Thus, I started this powerful grounding new moon in Virgo cycle with an ambiguous quote about dreams as a vehicle that may help me get back to some better level of peace of mind. The quote has helped guide me back to daily journaling using the simple #gratefuljournal method and it has helped me re-establish my daily #yogaandmeditation routine.
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I’ve realized over the last couple of days of reflection that something had been missing, that of which I’ve been searching for many months now in all the wrong places - and that something is ME!
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I’ve made excuses that I’m craving social interaction of old times, intimacy, live music outings, larger holiday celebrations and a more regular triathlon racing season (to name a few things), although I’m realizing that even if I had all of those things, “I” would still be missing.
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The pandemic literally kicked me off my horse. Tattered and torn, I feel like I’ve been hiking in some foreign woods since this whole thing started — trying to find my way once again. I understand many of you are feeling the same.
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So, let’s begin by getting our two feet grounded with a nice LONG inhale followed by a nice LONG exhale as we reflect on our wildest dreams. What is it that our souls truly desire? Our world really needs us to be focused right now. Let’s shine bright and be great from this moment forward and onward.
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Tonight take a peak up at the beautiful starlit nighttime sky and then journal and reflect on how that made you feel. Make a wish. Because wishes do come true and dreams can become reality.
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#newmoonintentions #kinesiologist #yogainspiration

I’m welcoming a new health inspiration #onesmallthingdaily
🌝
I was influenced by the #newmooninvirgo that just occurred the eve of Monday, September 6th.
🌝
This new inspiration begins with the quote:
“Follow your dreams, they know the way.” ~#kobeyamada
🌝
I’ve been feeling a little lost lately with the pandemic never ceasing to come to a complete end nor a complete reprise. This along with the sad news of our Afghan friends either left behind or fleeing coupled with the looming 20th anniversary of 911 just days away hasn’t helped my mind continue to stay less frayed.
🌝
Thus, I started this powerful grounding new moon in Virgo cycle with an ambiguous quote about dreams as a vehicle that may help me get back to some better level of peace of mind. The quote has helped guide me back to daily journaling using the simple #gratefuljournal method and it has helped me re-establish my daily #yogaandmeditation routine.
🌝
I’ve realized over the last couple of days of reflection that something had been missing, that of which I’ve been searching for many months now in all the wrong places - and that something is ME!
🌝
I’ve made excuses that I’m craving social interaction of old times, intimacy, live music outings, larger holiday celebrations and a more regular triathlon racing season (to name a few things), although I’m realizing that even if I had all of those things, “I” would still be missing.
🌝
The pandemic literally kicked me off my horse. Tattered and torn, I feel like I’ve been hiking in some foreign woods since this whole thing started — trying to find my way once again. I understand many of you are feeling the same.
🌝
So, let’s begin by getting our two feet grounded with a nice LONG inhale followed by a nice LONG exhale as we reflect on our wildest dreams. What is it that our souls truly desire? Our world really needs us to be focused right now. Let’s shine bright and be great from this moment forward and onward.
🌝
Tonight take a peak up at the beautiful starlit nighttime sky and then journal and reflect on how that made you feel. Make a wish. Because wishes do come true and dreams can become reality.
🌝
#newmoonintentions #kinesiologist #yogainspiration

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