Yearly Archives: 2016

Mindfulness Books to Take You Through the New Year

I am an avid reader (and collector) of books on mindfulness, such that I recently discovered the need to have new book shelves built in my office so I can house them all.  I recently read the list of the top ten mindful books of 2016 from Mindful Magazine, and found a few that will

Life Is an Experience–Not Just a Routine

How much of your life do you go around on autopilot? Whether it’s your morning ritual, the route you drive to work, what you do when you reach the office, what you eat, or what you do in the evening much of our lives are spent in routines that can turn us into robots instead

Mindful Eating Goes Live!

I’m happy to announce that the Eat for Life program which I taught at the University of Missouri for many years will now be available online in a live format.  For those of you who don’t know, Eat for Life is a mindfulness-based intuitive eating program that was designed for people wanting a better relationship

With No Added Sugar On Top Please

The new Federal Drug Administration food labeling rules are a big win for the consumer.  According to their May 20, 2016, announcement, the new Nutrition Facts label for packaged foods will “reflect new scientific information, including the link between diet and chronic diseases such as obesity and heart disease.”  In essence, you will be able

7 Tips for Mindful, Conscious Living

It is pretty shocking that most of us miss about half of our lives. That’s right. If you are 42 years old, for instance, chances are you have missed about 21 years of your life already. Your body has been alive but your mind has been disconnected. Your mind has been thinking about the past

Eating for the Right Reasons

How many of you eat even when you’re not physically hungry? My guess is that would be all of you. And, from time to time this is not a problem. Once in a while it is nice to have a special treat just because something tastes good. I particularly savor my first trip to the ice

Listening To Your Body Is Good Medicine

We often regard stress as something to be avoided. Ultimately though, stress is inevitable…from the moment our alarm clock rings, we experience a “fight or flight” response and continue to experience stressors for the remainder of our day. Although people generally regard stress as negative, stress is actually adaptive in that it helps us to
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