The Power of Silence: 3-Minute Meditations

MBL silence

My head is a busy, loud place. Know that feeling? Self-criticism. To-do lists. Frustration. Plans. Hopes. The positive tangles with the negative. No matter how many time outs I give myself the volume level still gets deafening. I’m building a habit of practicing silence. Duct tape the voices inside my head. At least the ones… [read more]

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Tree Pose

Steph in tree

This picture was taken by Robin Adams Photography back 2006, right before I opened up my yoga studio. I used this picture in some marketing collateral.  Seems like another lifetime ago!  Otherwise known as life BP (before Penelope). I love tree pose so stinkin’ much.  It is one of those poses, where when you look… [read more]

Perfectionism and Yoga


I just finished reading the book, Poser: My Life in 23 Yoga Poses.  My friend Lia, over at The Little Cafe at the End of the World was doing a virtual book club on it.  I can’t rave about it enough!  It is full of magical personal insights, so it reads like a self-help book,… [read more]

Mama Yoga: Legs Up the Wall Pose


After child’s pose, this is probably my most favorite yoga pose of. all. time.  Can you see a theme with my style of yoga?  I like my yoga to very restorative (read: lazy and easy). I love this picture so much!  I had my husband snap this picture while we were in our room at… [read more]

Mama Meditation: Saa,Taa,Naa,Maa


I love this meditation.  It is so simple and easy, and unlike a traditional meditation where you just focus on your breath, this one gives you something to do.  And for me, if their is movement and rhythm involved,  I am much more likely to do it at all, and much more likely to stay… [read more]

Yoga Mama’s Way to Reduce Frustration


It’s been a frustrating couple of days with Penelope being so sick. She has had two colds before this, but this Roseola really threw her for a loop and she was miserable for almost a week.  Constantly crying and cranky and wanting to be held and wanting to nurse all the time.  It reminded me… [read more]