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A New Definition of Success

A New Definition of Success

How do you define success? Is it a job title? A relationship status? A family? An income level? A house in a certain neighborhood? A large amount of social media followers? A number on the scale? A six pack? Your reputation among your peers? Living […]

Off The Mat Yoga – Am I The Difficult One?

Off The Mat Yoga – Am I The Difficult One?

I love to talk about “Off the Mat” yoga. Basically, it’s the concept that yoga is a metaphor for life. If what you do on the mat doesn’t help you off of the mat… well then, what are you doing it for? For the first […]

White Knuckles and Wagons

White Knuckles and Wagons

I named my confidence course “Inside Out” because it’s all about how to be truly confident, healthy, and free from the inside out – by not basing your worth on opinions of others, outward achievements or physical appearances. But I find it’s actually a lot easier […]

A Sneaky Self-Care Strategy for People Pleasers

A Sneaky Self-Care Strategy for People Pleasers

I like to refer to myself as a recovering people pleaser. It was a couple of years ago when I started out on a journey of self-knowledge and became aware of this nasty little habit. Since then I’ve discovered a new way to live and […]

Presence Over Progress

Presence Over Progress

The other day I was emailing with a friend, we were coordinating our schedules in order to get some face time together. She said something like “I love having conversations with go-getters!” to which I replied that a “go getter” was the last thing I […]

Words Worth Sharing…

Words Worth Sharing…

I just love this piece by Charlie Chaplin! I’ve been reading sections of it at the end of my yoga classes lately so I thought today I’d share the whole thing with you….Enjoy!   As I began to love myself I found that anguish and […]

Be Your Own Hero

Be Your Own Hero

    It was winter time during my junior year of college. I was working part time at the YMCA teaching a “Total Body Conditioning” class at 5:30 in the morning, three days a week. I’ve always been a light sleeper and while my true […]

Being Seen

Being Seen

    The other day, a friend said something that I thought was really profound. She expressed how when it comes to her workouts,she feels pressure to “be seen” at group classes…even when they don’t work in her schedule, even when she needs rest or […]

The Feedback That Brought Me To Tears…

The Feedback That Brought Me To Tears…

This morning I woke up to an e-mail from one of the women who just completed my self-confidence course. After reading it I sat down on my bed…and I cried. Read what she wrote and then I’ll explain why it brought me to tears… “STEPH-A-NIE! […]

Don’t You Dare….

Don’t You Dare….

People often ask me how I keep coming up with things to write about or if I ever run out of ideas. Sure I do. But I know something will always come to me as long as I just keep living life and paying attention. […]