As I sit under a beautiful oak tree, watching my kids swim, I am filled with excitement (and trepidation!) to be writing my first blog entry. I’m thinking about how I reached this juncture in my life…

My journey took a slight turn 3 years ago when I was diagnosed with a melanoma mass. After my surgery, an oncologist believed that clean eating would be an integral part of my recovery. I had always been conscious of what I ate, but it was at that point that I made the commitment to clean living. My deep belief in the connection between mind and body made this transition a smooth one for me.

So with this blog, I would like to share my thoughts on conscious living, which includes living a life that makes you healthy and strong — not only physically, but mentally as well. I’ve found that it all goes together.

I will be posting thoughts that I have found to be helpful, words that have inspired me, and recipes that have nourished me.

Check in often, and please post comments. I’m really look forward to sharing everything I know, and I would love your feedback on all of it!

Wishing you health and happiness,



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18 responses to “Welcome!

  1. cindy

    your lifestyle is admirable and the type of goals that i wish to pursue. i look forward to learning more…..

  2. Mom

    How excited I was to read you first blog on your very own web site. I am so grateful that I took my first computer class many years ago. I had no intention of taking the class, I was just keeping a friend company when I found out that I had registered for the class. Lucky me.

    Does this mean that I can log on everyday and hear something wonderful from my daughter.

    You have alway been a dream come true. How lucky I was to have a wonderful daughter, friend, and loving inspiring person like you in my life. I think of you daily and wonder how I ever gave you wings to fly. I sometimes wish I had been more selfish.

    Good luck to you my darling!

    Love you from here and to the moon.


  3. Scott Spiegel

    Congratulations to a truly wonderful and talented individual who happens to be my wife. I am so proud of you.

    Your loving Husband

  4. Jane Matluck

    When I wake up in the morning, one of two thoughts pulls me out of bed, either your wonderful class or walking my dog with a good friend. I am grateful for your energy and passion. You give 100% of yourself to us all which motivates me to give back the same. I so look forward to your thoughtful words of wisdom and to your delicious healthy recipes ( you know I am the biggest fan of your breakfast cookies).


  5. Mary Ann Bayer

    Thrilled to see your passion take on a new dimension. You are a wonderful motivater, even across these miles! Thinking of you all while doing CP stretching on the Zugersee (Swiss onlookers look at me like I’m crazy:)

  6. Rebecca Scarpati

    Love the web site! Grateful to Stephanie’s mom for giving her wings, and for the gift Stephanie shares. After dancing and exercising my entire life, I was diagnosed with breast cancer in July of 2006. After heavy-duty chemo and three intense surgeries I began dancing again slowly. Sue Centra (thanks, Sue) brought me to Centerpeace last fall and I am now stronger than I have ever been in my life! The mind body connection Stephanie practices allowed me to push myself in a safe environment with results beyond my expectations. I am so happy for Stephanie, Cindy and Centerpeace—and I can’t wait for the recipes!

  7. jenny gold

    I am so happy that Centerpeace was launched and continues to grow. This website offers not only an easy way to keep updated, but also another connection to the positive energy that Stephanie (and I guess her mom too) has brought to my life. A few years ago I was a regular in Stephanie’s classes and a total junkie for them (not a bad addiction). Unfortunately I can only visit Centerpeace occasionally now, but Stephanie’s inspiration in long lasting. I have learned so much from her: good form; commitment to living well, and the importance of reaching out to people with a smile or a word of encouragement. I wish Stephanie and Cindy the best of luck in this new adventure and I look forward to checking in both online and in person.

  8. DeeDee

    Precious Stefie,

    You have always been the most special woman and your kindness, depth of feelings and love for others has been a gift to all who know you. Uncle Karl and I are so proud of all your accomplishments and wish you continued success in everything you touch.

    We love and miss you.
    Aunt DeeDee

  9. Amy Grossman

    Congratulations on the launch of your wonderful website!

  10. lauren abramson

    Oh how wonderful you are,Steph!!!It is a gift to share the way you do and a true blessing that our world needs more of.I celebrate you and the effort,time,love and work that went into this launch and will be among the many “fans and cheerleaders” reading your blog, benefiting from you and rooting you on.
    Much love,happiness,health and friendship to you and everyone you touch,
    Lauren xx

  11. Rosie

    Ola Stephanie,

    Yo muy contenta por usted, porque usted es
    muy intelegente. Buena suerte me nina. Yo testrano usted.

    Amore, Rose

  12. morgan

    Nice job mom I am sooo proud of yoou!!!!!!!!!!!

  13. JoJo

    I’m so proud to be your SIL (sis-in-law) and blessed to be a part of your ever growing and evolving ‘conscience living’. Your knowledge and passion is truly inspiring and I look forward to a lifetime of delicious recipes, thoughtful words of wisdom and most importantly ‘Centerpeace’. I love you,


  14. Jane Shepardson

    Your workouts have become an integral part of my daily life, and your positive attitude towards all things is inspiring. Congratulations on the new website, and I’m so happy to finally have the breakfast cookie recipe -yay!

  15. Liz Fuerstman

    What an amazing and beautiful website — so relfective of its creator. Thank you for giving so much of yourself every day, physicially and spiritually. We are all the stronger, wiser and more centered for it.

  16. Alana

    hi its jordyn i love you .

  17. Jodi Baretz

    Love the blog, and I will continue to read and be inspired by you! You really are a true role model for us all! I aspire to have your “clean” lifestyle one day, and hope you will be there for me on this journey. I will need your help, support and of course your amazing class! No, really, I do love it, despite my scrunched up face.

  18. Jill Hamburger

    Wow! This is such a great website I look so forward to reading your inspirational words. You are gifted in what you do. Keep up the great job.


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