Find Your Afterglow with author Ariel Meadow Stallings

Hey I'm Ariel, and I'm here to empower you to find a more joyful life full of authenticity, self-inquiry, and loving awareness. 

In the same way that my publication Offbeat Bride helps folks create a wedding that's authentic to them, Find Your Afterglow is here to support you as you dig into your own personal development.

...Think of it as an offbeat glow-up.

Enroll in one of my online courses like Lapdances4god or Healing Anxious Attachment, or join my private publication, The Afterglow... regardless, I'm here to cheerlead you getting balls-deep in self-awareness and sovereignty!


Members of my private publication get all this...

Online Courses

If you're into getting balls-deep in self-dev with self-inquiry and tough questions, your membership gets you access to all my available courses, plus free and early access to all future courses.

Private Essays

Get immediate access to my ever-growing library of writing that's too raw and vulnerable for primetime. We're talkin' 40+ essays about relationships, spirituality, mental health, sex, and much more.

Community & Giveaways

The Afterglow is my favorite place on the internet, and I add new courses, essays, and guided meditations monthly. Plus, I host monthly chats and giveaways for members with high-value prizes!

From Sh!tshow to Afterglow

My most recent book: Sh!tshow to Afterglow

My weirdly popular first book Offbeat Bride is now in its third edition, but my most recent book is From Sh!tshow to Afterglow: Putting Life Back Together When It All Falls Apart.

This book is about recovering from a life implosion.

For some of us it's a divorce, for some of us it's a health scare, for some of us it's losing a job... for some of us it was the entirety of 2020!

My personal crisis was a triple-punch of turning 40, a medical crisis, and an abrupt divorce. (WTF!)

As the dust settled, self-inquiry and personal development became hobby, my hookup, my sport, and my best friend.

It took me a few years to find the glow that comes after you heal, but now I'm here to help YOU find your afterglow: that point when you look into the gaping hole that used to be your old life and realize, "I might be able to grow some amazing things down here if I really try..."




As an author and web publisher, I've spent my entire life up in my head, nerding out and completely ignoring my body.

When my life fell apart in 2015, I tried using all my brain's best tools to heal... but it turned out my brain couldn't help. I tried everything -- reading books, talk therapy, seated meditation. My reward was crushing anxiety, insomnia, and debilitating panic attacks. 

In a moment of desperation, crying one night, I put on headphones and started dancing.

Five years later, I'm still dancing.

Now I'm stepping into a new role as a dance doula, supporting folks as they birth their own daily dance practices.⁠ ⁠

Lapdances4god, my self-guided conscious movement online course, helps you developed a daily dance practice over the course of four weeks of daily video modules.

Each module provides a conscious movement dance prompt, guiding you through the process of creating your own daily devotional dance practice... over five hours of content!

Healing Anxious Attachment

Get lifetime access to this self-directed course

Establish your own daily devotional dance practice with this course filled with conscious embodiment exercises and encouragement. Find a great connection to your body, explore sensual movement as a way to relate to a higher power, and just enjoy sticking your butt up in the air!

$127 USD


Lapdances4god Course


One-time payment

Lifetime course access to Lapdances4god online course

Develop an at-home daily devotional dance practice -- find more vitality, joy, and connection in your body!

  • 25 video segments -- 5+ hours of daily prompts
  • Learn how to access fitness as a celebration, not an obligation
  • Using movement as a magical practice, the dos and don'ts
  • Accessible to all folks regardless of age or ability
  • Group coaching
  • Course playlist

The Afterglow Membership

$99 year


  • Access to all current and future online courses, including Lapdances4god, Healing Anxious Attachment, and Offbeat Enneagram
  • BONUS: Immediate access to my private publication including 40+ essays on self-development, relationships, sex, spirituality, and more
  • BONUS: Members-only behind the scenes material on Insta stories 
  • BONUS: 15 deleted scenes from my newest book, From Sh!tshow to Afterglow
  • BONUS: Exclusive audiobooks (Pros Before Brosmy erotica) and guided meditations (including my famous "This Fucking Sucks" meditation)
  • BONUS: Exclusive monthly members-only community conversations, online events, discussions, and giveaways with high-value prizes!