Guest Blogpost: Self-Limiting Beliefs, by Mary Carlomagno

Today’s guest post comes from the fabulous Mary Carlomagno, author of several non-fiction—and now fiction—books. I am so grateful for Mary’s inspirational look at the fears that keep us stuck. Thank you, Mary!


Self-Limiting Beliefs

For years, I was afraid to write fiction, letting my insecurity about writing the perfect novel paralyze my efforts. One day while scrolling through Facebook, I saw a meme that spoke to me. It said “Do not let self-limiting beliefs hold you back from achieving your dreams.”

Now, I cannot be sure if this was a quote from a gifted psychologist or some straight talk from my neighbor down the road, because those lovely new graphics on Facebook can make your laundry list look like a pearl of wisdom. Graphics aside, the concept of self-limiting beliefs needed further research and now. Instead of writing my novel, I got to work on defining what exactly was holding me back from writing. I found that self-limiting beliefs are things that you believe about yourself that place limitations on your abilities. And so, I had my definition, I was suffering from Self-Limiting Beliefs or SLB as I have come to call them. Besides self-sabotage and googling about them, I also am fond of acronyms. Acronyms make things seem more real, don’t you think? Almost clinical, really…


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The 5 gifts I am giving this year

Hello Gorgeous,
The winter holidays are here: Solstice, Christmas, Hanukkah, Kwanzaa, New Year’s. If you haven’t finished your gift shopping yet and are looking around for new and novel and inexpensive gifts to help your loved ones get healthy, I’ve got a few suggestions. These are the five gifts I am giving everyone in my life, both the nice and the naughty.

Roots: The Complete Guide to the Underground Superfood, by Stephanie Pedersen (Sterling Publishing). This is my latest book in Sterling’s Superfood series. It’s officially out in January, but Amazon has advance copies. Learn everything you ever thought possible about jicama, turnips, rutabaga, sunchokes, burdock, salsify,parsnips, radishes and more. These outrageously healthy foods are easy to find, economical, nutrient-packed and delicious. Check out my recipes for everything from drinks to condiments to pies, all using root vegetables. More

Have a Pumpkin Spice Latte—On Me

If you’ve ever read my blog or used my cookbooks or worked with me privately, you know that I am not a fan of Starbucks’ flavored coffee and tea drinks. (Well, it’s not just Starbucks…. I don’t love any of the flavored coffee or tea drinks from Dunkin’ Donuts or any other chain.)

You can go here and learn why.

But if you’ve ever worked with me, you know I am not above bribing clients. I bribe my kids, too—even my husband. And now, I am here to bribe you. More







Praise for Stephanie

“As I get older I have gained an increasing awareness that affirmatively taking good care of my body and health is an important act of survival and self love. It makes sense to begin with detoxing. cleaning your vessel, as a preparation for the good stuff you plan to put in it. I was therefore thrilled to be given the opportunity to participate in Stephanie Pedersen’s 21-Day Power Life Detox p…
Epiphany HoskinsSouth Beach, Florida USA
“I loved Stephanie’s 21-day detox. It was the perfect mix of great information, inspiration and support. I learned lots, I was inspired, and I felt very supported by Stephanie. She made it clear that wherever we were at and how we each did this detox was perfect. I received lots of great suggestions to handle my own challenging times…..such as nibbling after dinner, and being out and abou…
Vicky WhiteInner Feng Shui Coach and Pathfinder for Women on the Edge of REINVENTION Vancouver, British Columbia Canada
“We’ve been wanting to work with a nutritionist but haven’t been able to find the right one. We were looking for someone who had experience with people who had lost a kidney to cancer, as well as experience with allergies and with a host of family food issues. Stephanie fit all those things, being a Mom herself, as well as having the expertise with our specific problems. We didn’t want som…
Lisa Napa, California USA
“Stephanie! Can I just tell you how AMAZING you are! I think you are so SMART, GENEROUS, KNOWLEDGEABLE, REAL, AMAZING, NEUTRAL, LOVING, WISE holistic nutritionist EVER! Not to mention beautiful, sexy and down to earth! I really appreciate you and can’t wait to share you with others! Seriously- I’m in awe! Also, I’ve done really well with veggies and such in my diet, staying away from proce…
Donna DiFucci OtmaniSpiritual Marketing Mentor New York, NY USA
“Before I began working with Stephanie I was immersed in long hours of work. I was not getting enough sleep, I felt sluggish, boated and looked puffy. I didn’t have the energy I wanted. I was in a downward spiral of just eating out of emotion. I was drinking way too much coffee to get energy but not quite getting the energy I needed. And I was feeling overwhelmed.In the first conversation I ha…
Re PerezBranding Consultant BRANDING FOR THE New York, New York USA
“I would recommend Stephanie again and again. I have a lot of knowledge already about nutrition: As a triathalete, I frequently get advice from friends and trainers about the best diet for the sport and/or sports drinks and nutrition. But there was a balance lacking in my nutrition. Even though I was working out all the time and aware of what foods would help me lose weight and gain muscle, my s…
Wendy Fitzsimons, Esq.AttorneyNew York, New York USA
“When I came to Stephanie I had regained a bunch of weight (close to 30 lbs) that was tearing my mind apart from my body and spirit in really tragic ways. Further, I was facing a major surgery that was posing a threat to my existing health routines. I was very worried about gaining weight becuase I was going to be coach-bound. I felt helpless and hopeless. I had lost any faith in my metabolism, …
Mary SheyYMCA directorManchester, New Hampshire USA
“Stephanie’s expertise in matters of diet and holistic health are quite amazing. Her personalized interview at the start of our healing relationship is caring and full of expert advice. I would recommend Stephanie’s caring sessions without reservation. She is a dear and kind soul, who is confident and professional. It is a joy working with her!”
Pamela Olsen, LMT Massage Therapist Olsen Shiatsu & Massage New York, New York USA
“When I signed up for the 21-Day Power Life Detox program with Stephanie Pedersen I thought it would be a good way to clean out my diet and deal with ongoing food cravings which seemed to always have the upper hand. Having tried various programs and approaches and diets in the past, I was willing to try this, too. Working with Stephanie was extremely gentle. She eased us into a comprehensive pro…
JWBrooklyn, NY USA
“Stephanie is an amazing wellness coach. She really hears you, and what you want out of life, and is a gentle guide along the process. Whether you are ready to take the bull by the horns with big changes right away, or want to ease into a new life of wellness, she is the one for you. She is warm, kind, and creates a safe space where you can be authentic and really open about you well-being.”
Jennifer L. Daily, LSCWTherapist and Parenting Coach Jennifer Daily Counselor New York, New York USA



About Stephanie

stephanieMy name is Stephanie Pedersen. I am a holistic nutritionist and safe food advocate. I’m also a superfood author, speaker and multi-media host. Whether you want to get into your favorite pair of skinny jeans or eat gluten-free, I am dedicated to helping you. Through weekly newsletters featuring tips and recipes, private 1-on-1 work, personalized meal plans, group programs, my books, regular online interview series, audios and videos, I teach you to lose weight quickly, maintain weight loss, get rid of cravings, speed up your metabolism, and cook for and eat for health.

Enjoy my various group programs to cleanse and detox, balance your hormones, learn about various eating philosophies (paleo, raw, vegan, gluten-free and more), incorporate superfoods into your diet, plan a supplement regimen and learn the ins and outs of basic healthy shopping, cooking and eating.