Some form of movement usually follows, such as yoga, rebounding or stretching.
When I have a sweet tooth or desire a change, I'll have a chia porridge - either on it's own or with added quinoa (or even a quinoa porridge with added chia). I usually add maca, bee pollen, goji berries and/or blue berries, and ashwagandha. Sometimes I'll add chopped apple and pecans too.
Some of the participants from the 6-week Restoring Wellness program asked about 'A day in the life of Stephanie,' so here goes. Granted, I have my cycles of 'doing awesome' and being 'less disciplined' as does everybody else (I'll bold the 'doing awesome,' yet not everyday tasks), this is at least an idea of my routine.
It was a challenge to write all of this down because sometimes I do something, such as add chia seeds to my daily lemon water, without thinking of it as a 'gesture' to be written down. Nonetheless, below is a sample day.... Click on the images to view larger versions.
Depending on the day, I may have client calls or classes to teach first thing. After which, I'd make some breakfast, which varies on design but is almost always veggie-based. I usually eat breakfast between 8am and 9am after exercise and getting ready for the day. On days I have to be away of my home office, I'll eat between 7am and 8am. Here are some sample breakfasts.
Coaching calls and/or classes continue throughout the day, 7 days a week. In between that, I'm updating my program, reading new material for the program, working on my book, marketing, etc. I love being self-employed but it often means being busier than most.
I strive to be in bed by 9pm so I can be solidly sleeping by 10pm. Sometimes, but not as often as I aspire, I'll meditate before bed after a little stretching.
If I think of more to add, I will... but this is a glimpse into my daily routine and meals.
This blog is on the many avenues that interest Coach Stephanie. Subjects are a vast array of hobbies, career, desires, coaching and lifestyle.
"I am here for support, guidance, education and as an example of what works for ME. What works for me may work for you or at least provide you with a starting point from which to explore. I am discovering what works for me at every moment. I don’t have it all figured out, but I do feel I have a teaching and healing nature with which I am here to share. In this blog, I offer you a view into my practice of being that which makes my experience - MINE."
Certified Holistic Health and Nutrition Practitioner, Stephanie Austin, was guided into holistic living in 2002 when she was diagnosed with Dermatomyositis, an uncommon autoimmune disease affecting the skin and muscle.
Opting for education rather than medication, Austin enrolled in a Holistic Health Practitioner program in 2004 after realizing she'd been gifted with disease so that she may learn to heal herself and later teach others to do the same.
Since her education, Austin has released over 60 pounds and conquered years of junk food addiction through holistic healing and nutrition techniques that she now passes onto others through her business, Wellness by Mother Nature.
Austin has been the Director of Education and Board Member for the nonprofit organization, The Wellness Kitchen. She is the recipient of the 2015 Outstanding Graduate Award from www.ACHS.edu.
Austin is an author, coach and speaker who empowers people on the healing value of nutrition and the innate self-healing abilities of a body in balance.
She has helped hundreds of people achieve balance through methods such as meditation, herbs, movement, supplements, aromatherapy, homeopathy, nutrition, mind-body connection, energy healing and by closely listening to the needs of her clients.
It is awareness that brings change, not your effort. Why does it happen through awareness? - because the awareness changes you. And when you are different, the world is different. It is not a question of creating a different world, it is only a question of creating a different you. You are your world; so if you change, the world changes.
My Other Blogs
I've used several websites over the years to journal my juice cleanses. Since there are many years worth of journals, I am slowly moving them all to this one. Meanwhile, you can view my First Juice Fast blog here and a few others here and here.
If you're looking for program specific blogs (ie. Juice Cleanse or Gluten Free) visit the Classes and Programs here for their respective blogs, which are password assessable to clients only.
The Traveling Homesteader has an entirely separate blog here.
Otherwise, I write everything else here at www.StephanieAustin.com.