You might be shocked to know that when I was really young I was terribly shy. I guess I don’t remember that far back because all I remember is every parent-teacher conference starting with, “Well, Paula is very social and….” (fill in the blank with how it interfered with my learning). So I guess I’ve always been destined to use my voice to change lives.
My Mom will also tell you that since I learned to walk at nine months old, I haven’t quit moving. So, again, I guess it shouldn’t be a surprise to know that I’ve used the body and the mind/body connection to heal and move through life.
So what does all that mean?
Hey there, I’m Paula the muse behind the P.S.
You are here because:
A) Your an event organizer, looking for someone who can take your event from blah to over the top memorable. Awesome! When I’m not creating heart-opening retreats I love to help you make sure your event is one that your audience will be talking about long after it’s over. I love working with event organizers, just like you, to help your audience connect with me and give practical suggestions that they can relate to and hopefully incorporate in their own journey. The best next step is to head over to my speakers page or send me an email at paula@thepaulastephens(dot)com. I can’t wait to learn more about your event and how I can add value to your organizations.
B) You are looking to attend a healing, heart opening retreat so that you can get back to your true self and move through life with more ease. Perfect!
I specialize in creating events that are heart-centered, healing and bring you closer to your authentic life’s purpose. In yoga we call this your ‘dharma’. We don’t learn it directly in school but when we connect with it, even if only for a brief period, our lives begin to shift into more ease and joy with less overwhelm, guilt and feeling like your life doesn’t fit you. When you attend an retreat or workshop that I host you will learn how to connect to what’s important in your life and how to access it and bring more of it into your world. This year’s retreat was in Costa Rica, April 9-14. Check out the page to see how I plan retreats and what other people said about it and hope to see you in 2018! Stay tuned for updated on other events I’ll be hosting.
Or maybe you’re just here to figure out yourself a little more without all the fanfare of an event. Maybe you are an amazing woman who is ready to live your life’s purpose, feel powerful in your own skin, but also at peace with the beautiful essence of who you are. I get it – Welcome!
We should stay connected if…
- Your community would benefit from being inspired and motivated a life they love and deserve.
- You are ready to give your audience someone who is real and can connect with their struggles.
- You know that you are ready for more joy in your life, but aren’t quite sure how to get there. Retreats are perfect for this reset!
- Sipping a sweet tropical green smoothie, on the beach, after your morning yoga class – in Costa Rica – sounds too good to pass up!
Why I do what I do
I believe with all my heart all of us deserve and are capable
of living the life we were destined to have.
So maybe life got in the way and things happened that you didn’t plan on, and maybe you made choices you regret (so have I). That does not mean you can’t reclaim your one and only wild life!
You have to write your own PS… and that’s where I come in. The PS is the life we live after we let go of the life we think we ‘should have’ lived and we embrace the life we are living. And I mean FULLY embrace it with our most genuine self, soul and spirit.
It’s taken me fifteen years to create this unique process of living a life you love. Well what I mean is this program is the culmination of all the therapy inner work I’ve done and all the shit storms I’ve been through in the last fifteen years.
And the truth is…. I want to give you what I never had and don’t want you to have to wallow around in the shit of it for the next fifteen years figuring it out. Believe me I wouldn’t with that on anyone!
I did all the heavy lifting and I want to share 100% of what I’ve learned with you so that your one wild life is filled with joy and passion and flows with east and purpose!
Let me give you the short version of why I do this work.
Peaceful Spirit: The first break-down break-through was a result of getting divorced over fifteen years ago. Yes, it was my decision, my doing, and it left me a single mom with three boys recklessly approaching the teen years.
Being a single working Mom was a challenge and it took me way too long to learn that life was smoother when I took care of me first (you know, put you’re on mask on first). This is when I really began to deepen into my yoga and meditation as a way to strengthen my life and give me the peace I needed to rise to the occasion. Loving, gentle, kindness was better than fighting my limiting beliefs and believing at every moment the sky was falling.
Powerful Self: My second break down break through was so horrible I prayed nothing in my life would ever again be so difficult. (naturally I was wrong, see break-down three below)
Remember up above where I said my boys were ‘recklessly’ approaching their teens? I should’ve added they are also risk-takers, adrenaline-junkies and adventure-seekers. On my middle son’s fifteenth birthday I sent him to residential drug treatment 3200 miles away from home. It would take eighteen months, multiple therapist, body-guards and multiple programs until I would get my son home, we would become a family again. My son found his dharma and shines as the boy (now a young man) I always knew he could be.
During this time I learned the importance of understanding how our different ‘parts’ can help or hinder us. Becoming aware of what made me who I am and how each of those parts plays a particular role in my day to day life was life changing. I know use my Powerful Self to my advantage and operate from a place of authenticity and confidence.
Purposeful Soul: Break down number three. There is no nice way to say what happened here or to pretend that is was pretty. Shit came down hard, it was ugly and I honestly didn’t think I would survive.
On October 9th, 2010 my oldest son, Brandon, passed away unexpectedly while home on leave from the Army.
It is every bit as horrible as you think it would be and much more.
The break-down didn’t shift to a break-through for almost two years after Brandon died. Even then, it was a slow rebuild.
But here’s what I know categorically as truth.
We have one wild and beautiful life. We have a specific purpose. Nothing is promised so you better get living your dharma (purpose) now because – nothing is promised (did I already mention that?)
I know to live from a place of purpose is the most valuable thing we can do for ourselves and for everyone around us.
What you’ll find here…
- Resources and tools so you can get to how I will add value to your event as a speaker and/or yogi for your event
- Tools to spark what the world wants (and needs) you to be – whether you’re an event planner or audience participant
- VIP access to special programs, retreats and workshops designed just for you
The one thing I know for sure:
The world needs people like me to serve people like you and the people in your audience so that we can all heal and become a more authentic version of ourselves. When I share a message, I don’t do it to feed my ego, I do it to use my candle to light others so we all shine bright. My candle doesn’t shine brighter or burn out when I share my message – rather, we all shine brighter when we share of ourselves. We all benefit when we all work towards healing our wounds. Let’s do this!
The Official Bio
Paula is the muse behind “The PS”, her signature program that teaches transformational resilience in an unpredictable world. She is a nationally recognized speaker, yogi and author. Paula is known for being a light on the path of transformation and has worked with survivors of mass shootings such as the Aurora Theatre Shooting, and those who’ve lost a loved one in service to their country. Her ability to thrive after many of her own personal setbacks proves that she is able to take your life to the next level. She will show you how to create a life that is Powerful, Purposeful and Peaceful.
Paula has her masters degree in Exercise Physiology and was previously an adjunct professor at Metro State University in the Human Performance & Sport Department. She is also a certified wellness coach and RYT Yoga Instructor. This makes her the perfect combination of mad scientist and woo-woo princess! She has presented nationally for the American College of Sports Medicine and the American Heart Association as well as many others. She is a frequent guest blogger for MindBodyGreen, Positively Positive and Tiny Buddha. You can connect with her at www.thepaulastephens.com