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A Tip To Rise Above Your Fear And Connect With Your Truth

Author, artist and speaker, Amber Rae, shares a tip on how to rise above your fears and connect with your truth.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Amber’s episode #18 on the Rise Higher Podcast where she shares how she made the shift from living her life the way she was “supposed to” to finding her truth and purpose. Amber connects where worry, fear and panic were coming up for her and how she utilized those feelings and emotions to develop a deeper understanding of herself, and how you can too. She reflects on how she created a new relationship with worry, practiced compassion with herself, and chose wonder to set herself free. Amber teaches us her three steps to “worry better” so that you can start making your magic happen.

Jun 18th, 2018
 

How To Shift When You’re Having A Hard Time

Renowned yoga instructor and clinical therapist, Lauren Taus shares a powerful practice to use when you’re having a hard time to release the resistance and come back to a place of peace.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Lauren’s episode #17 where she shares how she shifted from living in self shame to become the confident, courageous and empowering healer she is today. Lauren shares deeply about her struggle with body image and self love and how that impacted her romantic relationships. We touch on her journey to forgive her mother and when she realized that the power to heal that relationship was inside of her. Lauren gives her best daily practices for rewiring your beliefs to set yourself free.

Jun 11th, 2018
 

A Practice To Shift You Out Of A Dark Place

Actor, producer and writer, Cottrell Guidry, shares a tip of what he does to pull himself out of a dark place.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Cottrell’s episode #16 at risehigherpodcast.com where he vulnerably exposes how growing up with a father who lost his battle to addiction created a belief that he would always come in second. Listen in as Cottrell shares how he shifted into worthiness to come first, to get the part, and to release judgments of himself and others that has led to his success.

Jun 3rd, 2018
 

3 Powerful Practices For Deeper Life Fulfillment

Dina Kaplan, entrepreneur and founder of The Path (which teaches meditation for the modern mind), shares 3 awesome practices to apply to your life for deeper fulfillment.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Dina’s episode #15 at risehigherpodcast.com where she shares her story of how her old belief of ‘I’m not good enough as I am’ that she picked up when she was 8 years old ran her life and the mess it created.

Dina shares how she broke free of that disempowering belief to come home to herself.  You’ll hear her inspiring journey and the specific steps she took to trust her intuition and to love and express her authentic self.

May 27th, 2018
 

A Practice To Help You Get Unstuck

Entrepreneur and celebrity chef, Sam Udell, shares an awesome tip of what she does to get unstuck.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Sam’s episode #14 on The Rise Higher Podcast where she shares how she broke all the rules to launch her WholeSam food truck and her career as a chef for celebrities at just 22 with no formal training, just a lot of risk taking, passion and learning how to cook from YouTube. Sam also shares the keys to her success and what keeps her moving forward during moments of setback and challenges of growing her business.

May 20th, 2018
 

A Practice To Stop Negative Self-talk

Ever get stuck in a loop of negative self-talk or have your inner critic hijack you? Here’s a practice to help you quickly shift out of any negative thinking and back into your heart to empower you. 

Next time you’re stuck in a loop of negative self-talk, try this out and let me know how this works for you!

Let this empower you, and if you want more ways to move past struggle or challenging times, be sure to check out my episode #13 on the Rise Higher Podcast where I drop all in about my health struggles and the 5 key things I did to heal myself and get back to a place of power.

May 13th, 2018
 

Erin’s Self-Love Badassery

This beautiful soul, Erin Waldon went all in last week to start her journey of self-love and started my 40 Day Self-Love Transformation. ❤️

Erin is now on day 10 of 40, and my heart is literally exploding from the messages she’s been sending me sharing what’s been magically transforming in her life as she’s gone through the teachings and working all the self-love practices. 🙌🏽Can’t wait till she hits day 40.

Erin gave me the 👍🏾to re-share her awesome post that she dropped on her Insta last week, in hopes that it inspires YOU to get on your self-love journey, and to remind me to stay on mine.

Here’s what this beauty had to say on day 1:

“I thought i had the self love thing down. But what I’ve come to realise recently is that my self love was extremely conditional. I felt i was loveable and acceptable when i was working hard, when i was achieving, when i was productive. But that’s not true love. I’ve started doing @iamstephaniekwong 40 days of self love program & yesterday the task was to look at myself in the mirror and tell myself I’m loveable and valuable & acceptable. Oh my goodness i had no idea how hard it would be. I stood there and just looked at myself. There was this resistance that I didn’t expect! Saying the words, it brought tears to my eyes. Such a complex mix of emotions, and I’m not 100% sure but i think it was a mix of relief to hear it, sadness that I hadn’t said it sooner, fear that its not true and a desire for it to feel true. I’m at the start of this part of the journey, but i 100% believe its a journey worth taking!!”

The path of self-love is DEFINITELY 100% worth taking, and it is THE THING to literally shift your entire world to one of love, joy, true fulfillment, and feeling worthy, whole and enough. Ain’t no other way. I know cuz I’ve tried. 🙂

If you believe self-love is the best love, drop your fave emoji in the comments!

Mar 13th, 2018
 

Radical Honesty, Mask Off

It’s Tuesday. And as you know, Tuesday’s are usually the day when I release a new episode of my podcast, Rise Higher, but today I don’t have one. Nope, I don’t. All I have for you today is radical honesty, mask off.

These past 3 months have been hard as hell as I’ve been struggling with some health issues.

A few months ago, what started off as an itch in my belly button, turned into a full blown massively painful, itchy, burning, stingy rash over my entire chest, stomach, neck and arms that’s been aggravating me all day. To make it worse, because my internal system is all out of whack, I’ve been waking up any time between 12-5 am, unable to sleep for 2-5 hours at a time because my rashes are itchy and on fire, feeling like a thousand needles are continuously stabbing me, and the only way to calm it is by putting ice packs all over my body.

Needless to say, as I’ve had to turn my attention towards taking care of my health and resting when I can, I haven’t been able to fully step into my mission and continue doing the work that I’ve wanted to do. Normally I power through and make things happen despite the pain, but haven’t been able to this time.

Not gonna lie, it’s been hard for me to slow down and not keep up with what I’ve set out to do. It’s been hard for me to break commitments with people, and to have Tuesday roll around and not have an episode to release because it’s what I’ve promised I’d do. It’s been hard to regulate my emotions with the sleep deprivation. It’s been tough to keep a mask on pretending like I’m ‘doing good’ because I don’t want to burden people, when some days I feel like I’m totally falling apart.

Have you ever felt that way? It sucks. It’s inauthentic. It’s isolating. It’s freaking exhausting.

I want you to know if you’re going through a hard time right now, I feel you. Know that you’re not alone. If you need support, PLEASE reach out for it. I wouldn’t have gotten through some of the days I’ve had so far without the incredible people in my life. You can have that too. We all need each other, and we’re all in this together.

As I am a teacher of self-love and an advocate that self-love is step 1 to creating deep healing and authentic transformation in our life, I’m diving deeper with my practices, and am so grateful for that. If you need some, please reach out to me, I’ve got you.

As a heads up, I am taking a month off from releasing episodes of the Rise Higher podcast to keep healing and do some catch up. If you haven’t listened the podcast yet, or have missed some episodes, you can do some catch up too! 🙂

Aaaaand, if you’re down, please head on over to iTunes and leave me a review. That would mean the world to me! Also, the more reviews I have, the more people can see the podcast, and the more people we can support together.

Here’s the link to get to iTunes: https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/rise-higher/id1321000392

I’ll keep sending you love notes every Tuesday with tools/practices to apply to your life cuz I love you. I’ll also let you know as soon as I’ve got a new episode up for you!

With all my love,
Steph

 

 

Feb 27th, 2018
 

A Tip To Get You Out of Worry Or Stress And Back Into Your Power

A leader in the Emergent Wisdom movement and all around badass world changer, Alexi Panos shares an awesome tip to pull you right out of any moments of worry or stress to get you right back into your power.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Alexi’s episode #12 that releases tomorrow where she shares how she overcame her limiting stories and unconscious agreements that would have sabotaged the deepest, most intimate relationship of her life, the one with her now-husband, Preston Smiles. She also shares a pathway to release trauma, to truly own your worth, and how a conscious partnership can be the ultimate gift to heal past wounds.

Feb 19th, 2018
 

A Tip To Quickly Get Out Of A Dark Place

World-renowned traveling tattoo artist, Travis Ross, shares his best tip of what he does to pull himself out of a dark place.

Let this empower you, and be sure to check out Travis’s episode #11 that’s released tomorrow where he opens up about overcoming a very dark period of his life – child abuse, drug use, homelessness, gang activity, a medical diagnosis of bipolar. Travis shares how he harnessed his internal desire not to fail in order to save himself from his own destructive habits by not only correcting the story he’d been telling himself for years, but also discovering the life-saving power of emotional intelligence, self-compassion and empathy. Founder of The T.R.Y.B.E Movement, Travis helps others find healing by transforming their old wounds, marks, and scars into something beautiful.

Feb 12th, 2018
 
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I was guided back towards my ideal self, I discovered who I was, what I’m passionate about and found love for myself that had been lost. I also developed the courage to design my dream job that I was too afraid to admit I wanted. It has been a journey and if it wasn't the safe space Stephanie created for me to be fully raw and real, I don’t think I would be living this life that I’m so excited about now.
~ Victoria L.
Stephanie doesn't allow people to play small and she knew just how to work with me to get me to take actions on things that I wanted to for years but I never did. I have faced my fears and see that I am so much bigger than who I thought I was. I am thankful that Stephanie saw something more in me and knew how to draw that out.
~ Ben R.
Stephanie really changed my life. It was amazing working with her because she opened my eyes to what I needed to see to move forward and not get stuck in the past. She helped me clear up a lot of negative thinking that was holding me back as a person and also helped me realize what I needed to get over in order to let the positive flow in.
~ Emily C.
For several years now, I’ve had Stephanie as my life coach, and it has been one of the best decisions I’ve ever made. Her knowledge, insight, and wisdom have helped me tremendously and her genuine personality, caring spirit, and loving soul are traits I will forever treasure.
~ Jade Witte
Stephanie has been my secret weapon in life to cut through the crap that I have faced. Over the course of working with her, I have come to know myself differently, have tapped into my personal power and navigate life with more freedom. I feel like I can easily handle whatever life throws at me now without losing my mind ... and THAT is priceless.
~ James S.
It would take too long to describe all the positive shifts that have happened in my life from working with Stephanie. The best way to sum it all up is that she has changed my life. She totally got me and was able to navigate me through troubled waters, leaving me seeing possibilities and feeling very empowered.
~ Lisa N.
I think I've drunk the same kool-aid my friend did because I now can’t stop sharing about Stephanie either. She has truly changed my life. She has given me the tools to feel empowered and to be able to handle any situation. I feel confident, on track and have done a lot of my own personal healing. I am so thankful for all the changes in my life and have become a raving fan now too!
~ Sonia J.