Health & Happiness

Hoop Dance: 8 Tips on Finding time for Hooping

Does it feel like you can’t fit a hoop dance session into your day? Hooping regularly can brighten your mood and leaving you energized for the day. Here are 8 tips on how to find the time to hoop.  Let yourself enjoy that blissful post-flow feeling just a little bit more often! Much love, Safire #1. Rise & Shine Hoop Dance: Make hooping your morning ritual. What are some of the first things that you already do in the morning?  See if you can tie and connect hooping to that habit. Do you start your day with a hot coffee or tea?  Put you hoop in the kitchen before heading to bed and hoop it up while the kettle boils! #2. Anywhere & Everywhere: Get yourself a collapsible hoop and strap it to your purse. Having a hoop with you at all times, means whenever you have down time you c...

10 Tips for Increasing Flexibility

Hello Hoopers,  Have you ever wished you were more flexible? Increasing flexibility can be one of the most rewarding fitness challenges. I began exploring flexibility in 2012 and often have people ask me for tips. Below are my top 10 tips for increasing flexibility. I hope these suggestions can help you in your bendy journey and inspire you to stretch!  #1.  Realize that it’s NEVER too late. Honestly, the FIRST struggle I had in my flexibility journey was believing that it was even possible. When I first started hooping I also wanted to learn contortion but sadly I never tried because deep down I didn’t believe that I could do it. Everywhere I searched online I read statements like these: “You have to start contortion when you’re like 6.” “If you’r...

10 Bullet Journal Habit Trackers for Goals

Hello Hoopers,  This is my second blog on Bullet Journaling. It is something I’ve been doing for a couple of years now and I’ve found it to be very helpful in improving my productivity as well as my happiness levels. If you’ve never heard of Bullet Journaling check out my previous article on How to Bullet Journal. Below are some of the new bullet journal habit trackers and spreads I created to track my 2017. I hope you like them. Much love, Safire p.s. Feel free to follow me on Instagram @safirebujoart   #1 Daily Habit Tracker This habit tracker is pretty much a CLASSIC at this point. If you haven’t tried a daily habit tracker I’d recommend it. This tracker is literally the most viewed page in my bullet journal. That being said, see the big square? That&#...

Embracing your Sexuality: Part One – Admitting the Struggle

Hello Hoopers, A few months ago I had a unique experience and was incredibly hesitant to share it publicly on Instagram or a blog post. It happened when a friend captured a video snippet of me fire eating with two friends while we were playing around one night. We had spent the afternoon at a Tattoo fest where other friends performed a sexy and sassy fire dance number. As a result, later that night when we were having a fire jam, some of that sexual energy came out in our movements. After seeing the video below, I had an insight on something that has been bothering me for most of my hoop life.  It is a struggle for me to be ‘sexy’ on stage… I feel like an imposter, like I’m pretending to be a woman, like a watered down version of someone else who has more allure, mo...

How to Bullet Journal: Organizing your Life

Hello Hoopers, Ever feel disorganized? Overwhelmed? Like you can’t get your life together? Yeah. I know the feeling. People often think I have my shit together… This article will share one of the many things that I use to help me stay on track. All my life I’ve been obsessed with journals, sketchbooks, and moleskins; I love them all. That tactile experience of picking up a real book with blank pages that are just waiting to be filled with unique and personal expressions. Unfortunately, my ability to purchase journals is much higher than my ability to actually write or draw in them. However, in January a good friend of mine introduced me to the concept of Bullet Journaling and I am LOVING it!  Feel free to follow me on Instagram @safirebujoart What is a Bullet Journal?  It...

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