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Stephanie B.

Los Angeles, California
I am a well-being coach, energy healer and hypnotherapist. I have a fun, down-to-earth approach. ============================== Please check out my yoga blog, Namasteph: www.namasteph.com ============================== P.S. If something I have said in a topic here inspires you to want to email me privately to discuss, may I suggest you post your response publicly? I am here to help build the community. I would prefer to not get into private email exchanges over topics as this does not benefit... Full Bio
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Yoga Has Changed My Life by Stephanie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga It's so easy to gush about yoga, but I have to say: Yoga has changed my life. It's something I've done on and off for a long time, but only in the past year have I delved in ... Read on »
Swimming in the Winter by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Swimming It's strange. There's not much of a winter in Southern California, but I find it harder to get motivated to swim when it gets colder here. It's lately been about 60 degrees du ... Read on »
This is how I stay in shape by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Weight loss Now, first off, I have always had a higher than normal metabolism, so it is easier for me to keep weight off than many other people. However, now that I am older, my metabol ... Read on »
Yoga Flow at Home by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Sometimes it's hard to get to yoga class, and even putting in a DVD can be a bit time consuming. Start learning some simple yoga flows so you can do a full yoga routine by y ... Read on »
My Brief Story by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Mind-Body The quick and dirty reason why I am interested in alternative health is that when I got chronic fatigue sydnrome, Western medicine could not help me. I was shuttled around fro ... Read on »
Annoying Gym Announcements by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Exercise I was swimming at Bally Total Fitness yesterday and I could not believe how many announcements they had over the loudspeaker! It was getting to the point where it was about ... Read on »
Yoga and Your Toes by Stephanie B. Posted in: Blog Posts in Yoga I really didn't appreciate how much your toes mattered in yoga until this week. Monday I was having my pictures taken by a friend and we had this brilliant idea that I could ... Read on »
Next Stop: The Closet! by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Now that I've organized and filed all my papers, my next stop is my closet. Actually, make that all of my closets. I have no idea how I have collected so many items of cloth ... Read on »
Stop Taking Yourself So Seriously by Stephanie B. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Here's a tip on relaxation: Stop taking yourself (and everyone else) so seriously. Stop trying to be perfect. Stop worrying about your life for just a moment. Stop to smell ... Read on »
Getting Used to Silence by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Meditation In a previous entry I wrote here, a lot of people commented that they needed music in order to meditate. Well, I'm not against having quiet music during meditation. However, ... Read on »
Clean Water Getting Hard to Come By by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine When we think about our health, we sometimes forget the enormous sequence of events that gets food and water to our doorsteps. Of note is an article today that the U.S. is f ... Read on »
Welcome to Alternative Health by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Mind-Body If you are looking beyond the mainstream then this is the place. (Although...alternative is the new mainstream, actually.) Topics and ideas to cover include: Natural ... Read on »
Welcome to Spiritual Yogis by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Welcome to the Spiritual Yogis group. This is a group for people who are exploring yoga as a path of spiritual development as well as physical exercise. Topics potential ... Read on »
Feng Shui and Your Bedroom by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management Feng Shui is the Chinese art of adjusting your environment to create the most harmonious flow of chi (or life force). I am not a feng shui practitioner or someone who follow ... Read on »
Southern California Fires: Smoke-Filled Air by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine If you live in Southern California you know what I'm talking about: The entire region has been blanketed by smoke. Even if you don't live near the fires, the smoke is likely ... Read on »
Skip the Bottled Water by Stephanie B. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating I remember when bottled water was new and a big joke...like, who on earth would want to pay for water when you can just get it from the tap? Yet now bottled water has become ... Read on »
I Love Dives! by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating Yes, yes, I know this is "Wellsphere" and we're all trying to encourage healthy eating and exercise and whatnot, but sometimes dontcha just want to sit back and indulge in s ... Read on »
Your Friend, the Label Maker by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management There is this nifty little device called a label maker, and it is your friend. I used to wonder why I would need one, since I could print labels with my computer. But, when ... Read on »
We Need More Men in Yoga by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga OK guys...what gives. Why don't I see more of you on the yoga mat? Is there some sort of stigma against guys doing yoga? Do you have the mistaken impression that it is a ... Read on »
Surfing in the Winter for Beginners by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Surfing Even if you are a beginner, you can still surf in the winter. The important thing is to wear the proper protective clothing. If you are on the East Coast, you will probably ... Read on »