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Breathing Techniques That Work to Soothe Stress breathing practices meditation practice mindfulness Jun 09, 2024

Being able to calm yourself with breathing techniques can help ease your mind and emotions. You have the internal capacity to breathe through the feelings of stress.

There are many times in life...

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Active Relaxation in Qigong Mindful Movement meditation qigong Jun 09, 2024

In Qigong, an ancient Chinese mindful movement practice, there is a foundational principle of active relaxation (versus slouching and lazy relaxing ), called Fang Song Gong. ...

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Three Keys to Mindfully Give Yourself Grace meditation mindfulness self care Jun 09, 2024

I have to get it done immediately.

f I don’t do it, it won’t get done and it certainly won’t get done right.

If I don’t jump on every opportunity that comes my way I will be...

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Supporting Your Meditation Practice with Accessories meditation May 29, 2024

It is true that all you need is your mind and body to meditate. That does not mean though that there aren’t props and other things that can help you meditate more easily. They can...

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Making Peace with the Wandering Mind When Meditating meditation meditation practice mindfulness May 27, 2024

There are many misconceptions about meditation. One is that you can’t meditate because you have a wandering mind. Some people believe you should be able to automatically and perfectly silence...

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5 Ways To Integrate Mindfulness Into Your Daily Life meditation practice mindfulness May 27, 2024

We often talk about mindfulness in the context of a sitting or moving meditation.  But mindfulness practices are ultimately meant to be weaved into your day-to-day life.

Give some thought to...

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7 Tips to Getting More Sleep for a Healthy Weight mindful eating sleep May 27, 2024

Research is showing just how important getting more sleep is for maintaining a healthy weight. Getting 7 hours of sleep is the minimum recommended with 9 hours being the maximum.

Many studies show...

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How Guided Meditation Can Help with Quality Sleep meditation meditation practice mindfulness sleep May 20, 2024

There is so much to get done that giving sleep its due often suffers. And even when you lay your head down on your pillow, your mind may still be racing through your to do list. Something you...

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5 Tips to Worry Less About What Other People Think of You mindfulness May 20, 2024

Do you hold back from doing something because you worry about what other people might think? Perhaps you fear the disapproval of your parents, spouse or significant other, other family members,...

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Connecting With the Peace Within You May 19, 2024

If I don’t give my peace away, can’t nobody take it,” my Aunt once said to me, explaining that God gives us peace. You may have a spiritual faith that provides a path to finding...

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Managing and Letting Go of Worry mindfulness wellness May 18, 2024

Worry is a major cause of stress.  That is not to say that it does not have its place or concerns are not legitimate or meaningful. It can be a signal that something needs to be addressed....

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Prioritizing to Manage Your Stress May 18, 2024

Does your to-do list seem never-ending? Feeling that you don’t have a choice about how you spend your time can cause a lot of stress. When you are being pulled in a lot of different...

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Kind Words About Stephanie

"Stephanie is a thoughtful coach, guiding with insightful pacing and placing caches of wisdom within reach. She was faultlessly professional and generous. I appreciated her patience, wisdom, warmth, and humor." 

-Catherine

"It’s been two years since our work together. While I still have not built that regular meditation practice, I do practice mindfulness daily. I’m mindful of what I eat—even when I make an unhealthy choice. 

I’m mindful of my thoughts. I’m able to move things out of my mind, but also able to process thoughts that I need to address.

I’m mindful of what’s going on in my body. The mindfulness lessons led me to finally change/manage my relationship with food. I'm eating at home 90% of the time.

I’ve also developed a regular exercise routine/habit, resulting in weight loss, lower cholesterol, and improved overall health. 

And a lot has changed. I got married. I changed jobs. I moved across the country to the place closest to my heart. That’s a lot. It could’ve been stressful. Well, it was actually. But you gave me tools. And I use them as needed.

I wanted to check in to let you know how your former pupil was doing and to say thank you!! You helped me change my life for real! 

-Tomeka Hart

"Stephanie is one of the most engaging and calming speakers I have ever had the pleasure of viewing virtually. Her energy floats through the screen and you can almost feel it! 

Over the last year, I’ve attended dozens of virtual presentations but none like what Stephanie delivered. She spoke to my organization on the benefits of wellness, mindfulness, and meditation. She used both common practices and also introduced a handful of new tactics to engage our audience. She seamlessly interacted with our group through a computer screen and made us feel as though we were sitting in a live audience! 

She has this natural ability to make you want to listen to what she has to say and feel comfortable when invited to participate. Stephanie certainly knows how to bring a group of people together in not only a compelling manner, but one where even weeks after her presentation many of her words are left ringing in my ear as small reminders from the lessons she left us with.

I can’t recommend Stephanie enough and only hope I’m lucky enough to hear her speak again soon!"

-Molly Droelle