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The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

The Past, Being Present, and the Pope

I never thought I’d be getting pregnancy advice from the Pope but hey, if the shoe fits! I came across these words from the Amoris Laetitia by Pope Francis and found them to be so profound for my current life. “With great affection I urge […]

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 […]

Ask Steph: Getting motivated and caring too much about what others think.

Ask Steph: Getting motivated and caring too much about what others think.

One of my biggest struggles when it comes to the ever elusive search for balance (whatever that looks like) is figuring out how to handle “all the communication”. You know, the texts, emails, Facebook messages, and the voicemails! Oh Emmmm Geeeee, the VOICEMAILS!! **Mini rant […]

Bye Bye Ego

Bye Bye Ego

Be Confident. Be Healthy. Be Free. When I re-branded I decided to make that my slogan. There’s a whole lot of meaning packed into those 6 words but “be free” is by far the most meaningful to me on my journey. I saw this quote […]

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 […]

Self Care vs. “The Hustle”

Self Care vs. “The Hustle”

Today’s post is actually an email exchange between myself and one of the women currently enrolled in my confidence course. She asked me this question during the part of my course where the messages are focused around the theme of “Honoring Yourself” through self care. […]

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 […]