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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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Ice Cream Treat! by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Healthy Eating So I was having a rough day today as I was finishing my organizing project. Towards the late afternoon I was feeling mighty frustrated and hungry. I got myself some food and ... Read on »
Walk Instead of Drive by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Walking While it's a good thing fitness-wise to park your car a little farther away and get some walking in when going to the grocery store, etc., why not leave the car behind compl ... Read on »
Lipstick May Contain Lead by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine A consumer group recently found that many popular brands of lipstick contain lead. Talk about toxic kisses! I guess I am not surprised, but it just reminds me that it's a ... Read on »
I Did It!!! by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management Wow! Months later, and I have finally finished my massive organizing project! This is years worth of unfiled papers and junk that has been stewing in boxes for a long, long ... Read on »
Krav Maga - Israeli Martial Art by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Martial Arts It's been a while since I've taken it, but Krav Maga is a fantastic, fun martial art. It is from Israel, and it comes from how they train their troops. The style is raw stre ... Read on »
Don't Knock TV by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management So many people poo-poo TV as being this horrible thing, but I think in moderation TV can be a wonderful way to reduce stress. I don't watch it all the time, and I don't sit th ... Read on »
Sudoku... by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in General Medicine OK, who here loves Sudoku? Because I am very much a Sudoku fan. I won't go so far as to call myself an addict, because I don't do Sodoku on a consistent basis...but I can se ... Read on »
Try Public Transportation Once in a While by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise Look, I'm not perfect and I don't take public transportation nearly as much as I could. But I am learning to incorporate it more into my life. If we could all just use the bus ... Read on »
Turn Off the TV and Radio...Just for a Moment by Stephanie B. 9 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Meditation This might be harder to do if you live with others, but if you want to be able to meditate better, find some time during the day when you are not bombarding yourself with ou ... Read on »
I Hate Swallowing Pills and Vitamins.. by Stephanie B. 5 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Vitamins & Supplements I would like to take vitamins more consistently but I have had a problem swallowing pills ever since I was a little girl. I am OK swallowing the small ones, but I can't swal ... Read on »
Dealing With the Noisy Cat by Stephanie B. 4 Comments Posted in: Blog Posts in Stress Management I love my cat but sometimes she gets into these strange moods where she has to prowl around at 4-5 am howling at the moon. (Or something. I still can't figure it out.) So I ... Read on »
Routines are Easy When You Enjoy Your Exercise by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise I actually don't understand why people have such a hard time fitting in exercise. I love exercise! I think perhaps I enjoy it more because I used to be very sick and now I a ... Read on »
Tips on To-Dos by Stephanie B. 2 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Stress Management When I do my to-do lists, I like to write separate to-do lists for each major "category" or project. For example, I might create one to-do list for updating my website, ... Read on »
Cooking for One? by Stephanie B. 8 Comments Posted in: Questions & Answers in Healthy Cooking When I have lived with someone I was great at cooking real meals. However, now that I am living alone I find myself having a hard time making myself good food. Half the time I ... Read on »
Gym Classes - Blah by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: General Discussion in Exercise I have been a member of various gyms for many years, including the famous Gold's Gym in Venice, California. I have yet to go to a gym that has good classes. Oh, the classes ... Read on »
Kiteboarding Looks Like Fun by Stephanie B. Posted in: General Discussion in Recreation When I lived in Seattle, I considered taking up kiteboarding as a replacement for surfing. Alas, I moved before I ever had a chance to try it. Here in Southern California th ... Read on »
How to Float on Your Back by Stephanie B. Posted in: Questions & Answers in Swimming One of the hardest things for beginning swimmers is to float on the back. Now, obviously, weight and muscle density can affect how easy it is to float. But there are some th ... Read on »
Women - You Don't Need to Be "Sexy" When You Dance by Stephanie B. 3 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Dance Why are we women obsessed about looking and feeling "sexy"? When we say we are doing sexy dancing not for men but for ourselves, we're kidding ourselves. We're still doing i ... Read on »
Getting the Upper Body Strength to Do Wheel Pose by Stephanie B. 4 Comments Posted in: General Discussion in Yoga Frustrating - I do have upper body strength, but in the wrong way. I swim and surf so paddling I'm quite good at. It's the push-ups that I'm not good at, particularly when it' ... Read on »
What is Kundalini Yoga? by Stephanie B. 1 Comment Posted in: Questions & Answers in Yoga Kundalini Yoga is quite different from the yoga you might be used to. It involves a lot of chanting, breathing exercises, and repetitive movements. Sometimes a posture is he ... Read on »