STEPHANIE: I am a mom to Charlotte and Jackson, and married to Daniel. I am a Target, Trader Joe’s, and Wegman’s junkie! No joke. Over two years ago you could find me shopping the latest trends, and now I live for organic food. How things have changed! I am an organic gardener, and seed hoarder. I love to grow sunflowers, and all the veggies! Save the bees!! I started living a mostly Paleo lifestyle in 2013, and love it! I love to run, and practice yoga. My beauty routine is cruelty free. I live a very crunchy lifestyle, and love it! I am also a Fitfluential Ambassador.Q: What inspired you to start Love Living Whole?
S: I started blogging in 2012 as Peplum + Coffee – it was more of a beauty blog, but my love for a healthy lifestyle changed, so I changed my name to Love Living Whole.
Q: Have you always lived a healthy lifestyle? If not, what inspired you to get into it?
S: I have not. Before getting pregnant with my daughter in 2010, I was always eating out, and not living a very healthy lifestyle.
Q: I understand that love the Paleo lifestyle, and have done several Whole 30’s, as well as a Whole 90. Congrats! Tell us a little about your experience behind that, and how it works for you.
S: I actually started eating somewhat Paleo in 2013. After struggling with getting pregnant again, I read that eating Paleo helps increase fertility. I did my first Whole30 in May 2013, and was pregnant right after.
Q: How do you show yourself radical self-love?
S: I always take a moment to be alone, and regroup from each day. This helps me focus on the positive things. I also try to make it to the gym at least four times a week. This helps with the normal stress of life. I also like to take walks during my lunch break, and get away from the phone calls and internet.
Q: What is your favorite self-care regimen?
S: I like to do headstands. This might sound silly, but I feel so relaxed after doing some yoga, and headstands. It’s all about that balance.
Q: When do you feel the most beautiful?
S: I feel the most beautiful after a really good workout. I feel like it releases so much stress and I could take on anything.
Q: Do you have a spiritual practice? If so, describe it.
S: I like to meditate, and create daily affirmations. This helps me with goals, and balancing family, work, and my daily life.
Q: What does a Happy, Healthy Balance look like to you?
S: I think everything in moderation. You cannot live a perfect life, everyone has their flaws. I think we need more people practicing positive actions, and less negativity.