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Leaving home.

  Dear friends, Three years ago today, I flipped a sign and unlocked a door and, that simply, Neena was. Opening the door on January 22, 2011 was a simple act, but the road to Neena was full of adventure … Continue reading

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Sister With A Gas Can: The Trouble With Body Shaming

If you are a consistent reader of readneena.com, perhaps you will recall that in a previous blog post, I expressed a sadness over the epidemic of negative body image, particularly affecting girls and women, and a hopefulness that we can … Continue reading

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Since we opened the store nearly three years ago, we have been awed and inspired by women of all ages, shapes, sizes and fitness levels who have embarked on and completed challenging training journeys. Last week, we put out a … Continue reading

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Reign of Hair-or

I woke up feeling sassy and spirited today. My hair is a mess because of the humidity, but that’s not going to stop me. Well, it may stop me from fitting through doors, but that’s what hair ties and Sticky … Continue reading

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The Lizard and I

What follows is a partially true account of how an unexpected encounter with a frilled lizard literally changed my life – for the better. I’m not entirely sure how he ended up on my windowsill, but one morning as bacon … Continue reading

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Here Comes the “Sun”

Winter, I can’t miss you if you won’t go away. I think it would be best if we saw other seasons. Does anyone else have the never-ending, wet sock winter gloomies? Feel like you’re trapped in a cold, dark vacuum … Continue reading

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It’s Okay to Suck

I have something to tell you. This is pretty heavy stuff for a Monday, so you’d better sit down. Here it is. I am not good at everything. I’m so sorry to shock you like that. Are you ready to … Continue reading

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Annie Get Your Gun

* this blog post is an excerpt from the talk that Deneen gave at the DreamBank Madison on February 7, 2013. So, I was a dramatic child (those of you who know me, I know, shocker!). So that means that … Continue reading

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When the Going Gets Tough, the Tough Get Quinoa.

One week ago, we were busy, nervous, and pre-tired. We were preparing for the sale, and finalizing our plans for the market trip that would occur immediately afterward. You know how life can be sometimes, when activities clump together on … Continue reading

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It’s going be one of those weeks where I wonder how it’s all gonna happen. There’s a mental to-do list that keeps changing by the minute, an actual to-do list for the week, a grocery list, a packing checklist, and … Continue reading

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