Not Selfish, Necessary: Why & How to Prioritize Self-Care

“This world is so demanding. I’m so busy. I never have a moment to focus on me. It seems like everyone needs my attention all the time. Why should I set aside time for myself for some self-care?” The short answer: because it’s absolutely necessary. Busy-ness as a Cultural Norm I remember the very first…… Continue reading Not Selfish, Necessary: Why & How to Prioritize Self-Care

12 Books to Make Each Month of 2017 Your Most Positive Yet

Happy New Year! I know people have mixed feelings on New Year’s resolutions, and personally, I think that you definitely do not need a new year to create a new you, but if the new year inspires you to make a change, that’s excellent! Was “be more positive” on your list of resolutions this year?…… Continue reading 12 Books to Make Each Month of 2017 Your Most Positive Yet

The Truth About Restorative Yoga

So I have to admit something: I’ve totally been putting this off. My holistic life coach has been gently suggesting I make my way to a restorative yoga class for about two months now, and last Friday night I finally took her advice and went. And wow. Just wow. Restorative yoga is just that- restorative. It aligns…… Continue reading The Truth About Restorative Yoga

Chakra Spotlight: The Root of it All

Perhaps you’ve heard of chakras before and that’s what’s brought you here. Perhaps you know that when studying chakras, you should start with the “first” chakra, what’s called the Root Chakra, and that’s why you’re here. Maybe you’re just curious about energy. Maybe you don’t even know what a chakra is! Whatever brought you to…… Continue reading Chakra Spotlight: The Root of it All

Autumn Goals

Back in the early days of namastephanie.com, I made monthly goals. I really liked doing them, but now I think that I’d like to start again with seasonal goals. I get more excited about changing seasons than I do about changing months, so it just makes sense! 🙂 To me, autumn is all about comfort food,…… Continue reading Autumn Goals

Tropical Vacation Packing Essentials

I can’t believe I’m able to say this, but WE’RE GOING ON OUR HONEYMOON THIS WEEK! For those of you who don’t know, I wanted to go on a honeymoon way more than I desired to host a party (aka, a wedding). I asked my husband a thousand times if we could just elope and…… Continue reading Tropical Vacation Packing Essentials

Bend, Stretch & Fly: Aerial Yoga

As we all know, yoga is something I really enjoy, and I recommend it for everyone. Literally everyone- black, white, purple, tall, short, thin, big, everyone. Even if you have two broken legs, you can still do yoga. It’ll be severely modified, but still, yoga. One thing I’ve been getting into lately is aerial yoga.…… Continue reading Bend, Stretch & Fly: Aerial Yoga