Your Healthy Being by Stephanie
So I turned 44 last week. Yes, I know!!! I started my birth-day with a Bikram yoga class to release all the toxins and nourish my body, mind and spirit. Been practicing Bikram for 10 years and still love it. It's not for everybody. It is for this body. Know thyself!
Having said this, perhaps one of the best gifts I received that day was after yoga when someone guessed my age. 22. What!!! Heck yes!!! I feel it. I think I look pretty close to it too. At least that's what my mom still tells me (pictured below with me on left, mom center, and "older" sis on right).
Today I write to inspire you to take a real honest look at your health. You know why, right? Without health, we don't have much. Good health is the foundation for well being in all other areas of life. I often say health is the greatest wealth. I don't want to preach. I want to teach what I have learned cause that's why I am here. And I want to make it easier for you. I like simple. I like practical.
On that note...in the most recent podcast episode I speak about how the 4 foundations of health: nutrition, movement, stress management, and rest impact our energy and how we feel.
I share practical tips to help you move from sick/stuck/surviving to thriving.
By making small changes consistently over time you can achieve optimal health.
Making health a priority will impact and improve all areas of your life.
Your body is your vehicle to enjoy life. Take care of it! Let's go :)
Listen to Podcast Here.
Therapeutic Sports Massage
Another way to take care of your healthy being is with a therapeutic sports massage. Summer tends bring increased physical activity. Our body needs to re-balance all the output of energy and exertion with nourishing input that comes from massage. Our therapeutic sports massage is designed to release tension and restore blood flow. The added benefits of sports massage include restoration of energy and soothing healing touch.
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Healthy Relationships by Stephanie
As I've shared in the past, relationships are one of my favorite topics.
Relationships have posed the greatest challenges for me, and have also been the most gratifying part of my life. Hmmm...a paradox? Yes! Life is a paradox.
The truth is, no matter what we do in life, at some point we must be in relationship with others.
As such, I want to help you heal / improve your relationships!!! It's so darn worth it...and makes life so much more enjoyable. In fact, healthy relationships are connected to well being and happiness...especially as we age. Our ability to have good (peaceful, positive, prosperous, playful, present) relationships is a foundation for our well-being.
And guess what? The primary relationship that needs to heal / improve is the one we have with our self.
I love the topic of relationship so much I did a podcast episode about it. You can listen here.
In this episode I talk about how to deal with transitions and challenges that arise in relationships. I also talk about how to manage those emotions in order to position ourselves to respond rather than react.
Learn practical wisdom to help you navigate all relationships. Challenge yourself to change the way you view relationships so they become a vehicle for learning and joy.
Relationships show us where we are on our spiritual path and can become our life long spiritual practice, greatest teacher.
At some point, hopefully not on our deathbed, we realize that we all need people, it's no so serious, and it doesn't need to be so darn painful...if we are willing to commit to awakening.
Pictured above: me, mom, sis.
Feel Amazing by Stephanie
"Life is short...live it well."
What is one thing you can do today to feel amazing, inside and out?
Connect in person with a loved one?
Disconnect from your device for an hour?
Pamper yourself with a facial?
Nourish yourself with a good quality meal?
Get more rest?
Get more activity?
When our energy is sluggish, it's a sign to pay attention. And speaking of paying attention...
As many of you know, when we opened the Sanctuary 8 years ago, I was offering nutritional coaching. Then I stopped because I felt it wasn't about the food, per se. I wanted to go deeper into the mental/emotional reasons why we struggle with food. Hence the shamanic work and other adventures I have taken to learn how best to support people.
Today I am excited to share I will be bringing nutrition back into the conversation -- in combination with the energy and meditative aspects. Personally I feel amazing and nutrition is a huge part of it. Yay! So.
We will kick off with a FUN 30 day health challenge.
More details coming. If you want in, please email me here.
Podcast is Live!
The podcast, Mind the Gap - Awakening with Stephanie Filardi is live!
The intention behind this podcast is to inspire you to take action in the direction of your dreams. No matter how big or small -- the action and dreams, the point is to keep moving forward. Let's go!
The first episode is on transitions. Listen here.
Full Moon Release Ritual with Stephanie
When the moon is full it's a wonderful time to release what we've been carrying that no longer serves.
Yes, it takes courage to let go and take a stand for the life we want! We will be challenged. We will face obstacles. The initiation from child to adult requires we do the work, get the support, and use the tools.
If not for ourselves, then for our children and their children.
And life... it's an awe inspiring cycle of birth and death, creation and destruction, beginnings and endings, openings and closings. Since we are life, when we consciously choose to let go of old ways that need to "die", we create space for new ways that are waiting to be birthed into being. It's a celebration really!!!
Enjoy this shamanic full moon release ritual recording to help you be you.
Gift yourself the time to really sink into this. Click Here For Recording.
We are excited to let you know the podcast, Mind the Gap - Awakening with Stephanie FIlardi is premiering this month!
Watch the short video here to learn more.
Therapeutic Deep Tissue Sports Massage for Summer
Summer is for self care...and for having fun in the sun!!!
Did you know receiving regular therapeutic massage keeps you enjoying what you love to do while also feeling good?
Here's what recent clients had to say:
"My masseuse was a magical healer 🌟 Excellent, intuitive, kind, warm, strong. 💛" - Kelly J. on 7/12/19
"I like the atmosphere, and the people who work there are professional, kind, and good at what they do." -Charlotte M. on 7/11/19
"Always end up with a great massage, the masseuse always hits right spots, and they are always so nice and welcoming!" -Arlene P. on 7/9/19
Our therapeutic deep tissue/sports massage is designed to target the deeper layers of muscles and tendons.
Concentrated pressure is used to break down adhesions (knots) caused by overuse, injury, and stress.
Ideal for chronic tension and to move stuck energy.
Essential for pre- or post-workout flexibility, recovery and restoration. And to keep the fun going!
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Your Next 6 Months by Stephanie
As we embark upon the second half of 2019, it's a wonderful time to stop, look, and listen.
Where is your energy and attention going?
Who and what are you focusing on?
Is it working/making you happy/bringing you peace/moving you toward your dreams?
No matter the current weather pattern (sun/rain/storm/wind) in your life situation, your life is still moving forward.
In fact, life always moves forward, and it does so with or without you.
Do you want to be a participant in your life?
If so, perhaps it's time to revisit the questions above.
Take time and space away from people, phones, and yes, even pets.
Get busy writing/reflecting/asking.
Then decide what am I going to do about "it"?
"It" meaning the actions you will take to advance your dreams, vision, goals...whatever words you choose.
Keep in mind your dreams can be grand or small. As long as they resonate true with you, that's what matters. And they change over time. Allow and accept the unfolding. You may be pleasantly surprised that what makes you happy is simpler than you "think".
As for me, my focus for the next 6 months is love.
Being Love. Doing Love. Love in Action.
Cause what I am learning is that my intention to be love and do love points me toward what I need/want to do...where I need to be...and who I need to be with. Got the henna (pictured below) to kick it off!
With love and support,
Glowing Summer Facial
As mentioned a few weeks ago, we are offering a very special facial for summer, the You Glow Girl Facial!
A twist on our classic Signature Facial, You Glow Girl will enhance your natural youthful summer glow with a wonderful hydrating gel mask. Skin will be refreshed and revitalized leaving you looking radiant. 60 minutes, $120
Check out the before and after pictures above.
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