Blog | Riffs Studios | La Jolla, CA 92037
Owner Steve Hart blogs about everything from yoga and spirituality to business and entrepreneurship.

How It Came To Be- Riffs + Happy-U

I don’t have the words to accurately describe the feeling that fills my heart when I think about taking over Happy-U from my dear friends Mitch and Karson. It is the most right any major life decision has ever felt for me. However, the path to get here wasn’t all flowers and candy canes, life had to teach me a few lessons along the way and the acquisition of Happy-U feels like an indication that it was all worthwhile. Read More

The Power of Sound

Relief from pain, confrontation with cancer, communication with the deceased, epic journeys through space, vivid movements of color, messages from the divine, becoming one with the ocean, mobile sensations of tension and release, and many, many “words can’t even describe what I just went through.” All from a few crystal bowls and a gong! Read More

A Message From Above

On January 27th, the 4 year anniversary of my mother’s passing, she sent me a message that was too profound not to share. It came at a time that I really needed it, at a rather stressful moment in my life. I found myself in a situation of financial disagreements and egoic confrontation stemming from a decision I made to Read More

Writing Rollercoasters

The act of writing was in complete defiance to my ego, so the more I wrote the more my old identity began to shed. I liken this process to drowning. For the first few moments of being held under water, everything is ok. You still have oxygen in the body and you can survive no problem. As the seconds continue to tick you start feeling uncomfortable, then frantic, and finally your body writhes in desperation to get air as death creeps ever nearer. In is the process of shedding the ego, the deeper you go the more painful it becomes and your mind will do anything it can to save yourself. My ego told me I was not a writer, let alone an author, so as I continued to write my ego started to drown. At first it was fine, but eventually it started writhing and sending me messages to quit. Read More

Money Money Money

I worked on rewiring my brain to be grateful for my ability to spend, because it was allowing me a much more pleasant life. I started spending more, and feeling less stressed about it. Through this process, I realized something. While I understand the concept in business that you have to spend money to make money, I realized the same is true in our personal lives as long as the money we spend is an investment in ourselves. Read More

Moving On Out

Instead of resisting this pain I let it run through me, felt it in my body. It was a beautiful experience, one of the more profound I had ever felt. I felt the sadness, loved the sadness, and allowed the sadness to be a form of gratitude for the love I had for all the time spent in that house with my family. Read More


It’s safe to say, at one time or another we all liked blowing bubbles. They are pretty damn fun. We blow them, enjoy them for a few seconds, then watch them pop. Despite how awesome we think the bubbles are, we don’t seem to care all that much when they pop. There is no worry while they are floating around that they will soon be gone. There is no pain or sadness when they disappear. When we blow the bubble we know it isn’t going to last long, so we enjoy it while it’s there, let it float it’s course, and pop when the time is right. Pretty easy and stress free process I would say. Read More

Shut Up and Listen

Was I going to risk all that I owned on this crazy business idea? It was eating me up inside. Most people were telling me not to do it, that it was too risky, too much money, and would never work. Read More

The Power of Relaxation

The key to a life of effectiveness and sustainable productivity is to focus less on how much you can get done in a day to how much can you do while staying relaxed the entire time. Read More

Emotional Data

I realized that my emotions are not a hinderance to my experience, but instead are data points that provide information on my experience that allows me to process in a more effective way. Read More