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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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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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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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Curbing Your Cravings with Mindfulness mindful eating mindfulness May 11, 2024

Have you tried everything you could to resist cravings without any luck?  As we all know though a la Star Trek: The Next Generation - resistance is futile. 

Telling yourself that you...

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The Essentialness of Connection mindfulness wellness Apr 23, 2024

In the wellness, mindfulness, and holistic health space there are many wonderful and profound words of wisdom. It’s easy to just pick them up and run with them. They sound good and you so...

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Timing Your Mindful Pauses meditation mindful activities mindfulness Apr 07, 2024

Taking ten to twenty minutes out of the day for a sitting meditation is not for everyone. Short mindfulness pauses during the day works best for some people. This can also be a part of a...

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Practicing the Art of Non-Reaction mindfulness Apr 07, 2024

Non-reaction can benefit you in many important ways, including in helping you manage stress and improve relationships. Using slow, diaphragmatic breathing, meditation, and other informal...

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Recharging You Is Not a Luxury mindful activities mindfulness wellness Apr 04, 2024

You may have thought about or polished off plans and goals for your professional growth and development. Or, if you haven't already, you plan to.  I invite you to keep in mind though that your...

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Are You Living With Intention or Going Through the Motions? intention mindful eating mindfulness Apr 04, 2024

In my tai chi class, there is a lot of emphasis on technical correctness. In order to feel the full benefits of the practice, it is important over time to get a handle on the nuances of...

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"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