My first memoir

This Friday will mark the release of my book slideshow trailer Living life with Stephanie which shares the same name as my lifestyle blog. Everyone has a story to tell the steps they take to achieve peace and clarity. I always wanted to write a memoir and I always knew I had a story to tell. I first came up with this idea after the events of 2019 which won't be featured in the first book and story. I wanted to write this story back in 2018 but I felt like I wasn't quite ready and how I will write this story. When I approached someone I loved about writing this story. I got the idea of what to include and what to not include in this story. Part of the events of the spring 2017 shaped me into a better writer and improved my writing drastically which is why I'm including it in my memoir. One thing leads to another and this story just does that. It'll teach you not to give up and to keep your head high and go for your dreams. I changed the names of most of the characters to protect their identity. Since it was very made public that I attended LaGuardia community college I could not change the name. I want to protect the identity and privacy when telling this story. I was a different person back then right after high school in my late teens. I think we are young we think differently and we grow as we grow into adulthood. I feel like this story will not just help young adults but anyone in the age group its a coming of age story and not a lifetime movie. This story takes place before everything that I have today and in my early yogi days. Readers will get to see how I get to the stage of how I will eventually become the woman I'm meant to be. One decision will lead to another and lead me to one of the most important women in my life and who later changed it. The person who was inspired by Gabrielle lead me to make a very life-changing choice and this story tells how I get there. I hope you enjoy living life with Stephanie volume 1 when it available for Kindle and other devices on May 1st!. xoxo-Stephanie

How to get therapy during this quarantine

This is a tough time for all of us with social distancing and being home all the time. It can be very tough and left with unpleasant emotions as we missed the lives we once enjoyed. Even for me they the first few nights I had to leave manhattan behind and return to Brooklyn was very tough. I had a life in manhattan and now I have to leave it behind for the forseasoable future and until this over. Many therapy offices are closed during this outbreak but that doesn't mean you can get the help you need. If this was 1957 then it would have been very rough since we didn't have the technology e have today. It is 2020 and we have so much technology and we could things such as using a phone to order food on the go with mobile order. We also have apps and one of those apps better help: online therapy is an affordable app that connects you with a therapist. It works as well if you have health insurance. Another one is a website called the national suicide hotline which is one of my favorites because you can get connected whether its by phone, text, or on your computer. It's also one of the ones that work you talk to someone and they help you as much they can even supply you with resources benefit to your health. If you need someone to help you here are some great links for therapy.

https://suicidepreventionlifeline.org/
phone number (1-800-273-8255)

App Betterhelp online therapy is available on google play and iTunes app store

If you want to get involved with me during this mental health stigma I'm apart of this foundation
called I don't mind created by Chris wood the Jed Foundation and Melissa bononist.

https://idontmind.com/ ill be going more into my involvement with I don't mind in May of this year.
 xoxo-Stephanie

Should you date a guy with childern?

When it comes to dating a really cute handsome funny guy who doesn't just like you for butt or really attractive body parts. they come so many questions such as should you date a guy that already has a child? They are some guys out there that have children's whether it's from a previous marriage or relationship. They have a child that they care for and love and even the fact they are great fathers. if you come across a guy that has children and you want to date him? should you date you still date
them pursue a romantic and intimate relationship? I think it all depends on the circumstances of the guy. For instance if he is still in love with the child's mother and has gotten over her then no you should not date him. It is a basic rule in life in your dignity as well that you should never date someone who is entangled with an ex. The relationship just won't workand you will be lying to your self in the end. What if he is single what if he's just a sweet normal guy with an ex-girlfriend he doesn't love anymore? Yes you should give it shot you don't have to be the greatest mom to his child or stepmom. But if he does love you and doesn't have any contact with his ex romantically then yes go for it. that could be the beginning of a new healthy relationship and maybe long term as well. you should date a guy with children only if he is not romantically or still crazy in love with his ex. The mother of the child or children. They are many sweet handsome guys out there who will love you no matter what even the ones with children. I love to hear your comments

xoxo-Stephanie

Tips on attending your first blogher event !

Blogher and she media make really great events throw-out the months of the year that can really
help an entrnupter

and blogger as well. When I attended my first blogher event last fall I had a blast and met some really cool people. I also took home not only goodie bags but knowledge that can help my brand grow. Each blogher event is a different city from los Angeles to new York and now in Tennessee. They all are in different category to health to food to biz to a new event parenting. they all have the same goal meet new people do some networking and visit the panels which can help you in growing your brand.  Here are some tips if its your first time attending your first blogher event. Head over to blogher.com to apply for blogher parenting April 24 2020 in tennense.

Tickets-Always purchase your tickets ahead of time to avoid lateness
if its in the city that you are traveling to purchase your ticket ahead of time
a week before that way you have your flight hotel and ticket to the event and are not going
crazy the day of your flight if whether or not you have your ticket to the event make sure you have it.
If its one of those events like biz or parenting that you would have to apply to make sure you actually have been off the waitlist before you buy your plane ticket and hotel.


Hotel and airline- The best website to get hotels and airline packages together is expedia. The website allows you to book flight and hotel together. I always recommend choosing a hotel that is very close to the venue. The hotel and flight that would allow you to cost you less than 7.10 uber ride or around that range. Look up hotels close to the venue and book it that way your not only close to the venue but to the shops around it. https://www.expedia.com/?semcid=US.B.BING.BT-c-EN.GENERIC&semdtl=a1268772546.b11290826812352828.r1.g1kwd-80676786360785:aud-806555317.i1.d180676749632676.e1c.j197361.k1.f1.n1.l1o.h1e.m1be&msclkid=c9ee2b1ab9e01d1c605575.

Panels- When its comes to the panels you don't have to visit each panel but choose the panels that most interest you and benefit you.

Networking- The best part of event is to network with people socialize grab a bite and drink and make new friends.

Have a great time and make sure to arrive early on the day the event so you don't miss breakfast!. Enjoy blogher event if your going to an event and if you see me say hi ! xoxo-Stephanie

Im writing a memoir!

I'm writing my first memoir and I'm so excited to share this news with you all its currently set for a summer 2020 world wide release. Here is a brief bio about the book and memoir


My Manhattan (currently working title )
Life isn't easy for 19 year old freshman college student writer Stephanie
She's just out of high school into adulthood and starting college
at LaGuardia community college. To her fall semester that would come
with failures that will eventually lead to success and the events on her spring
semester the story is coming of age that threw failures and success trying to
figure out who you are and meeting amazing people along the way its these
things that will eventually lead Stephanie into becoming not only a successful person
but shaped her into becoming the women she was always meant to me in the city her true
love no other than Manhattan!.
 its set for a summer 2020 worldwide release!.


I felt like 3 years later I'm finally ready to tell my story and not in a depressing kind of way.
I wanted to tell this story because I feel like it will help other young individuals in college or not feel like they are not alone. There are so many struggles that I went to that at first I thought was bad and cried but then you realize some of the things that happen to you are not a bad thing.  They are also moments such as meeting cute amazing people. In the end one ''mistake'' during my first fall semester at laguarida community college lead to another that will eventually make me a strong writer.  I hope everyone will laugh or cry they will enjoy this story and see a side of me that the world hasn't seen yet.

                                                                                                             xoxo-Stephanie.