Category Archives: Meditation

A Month of Mindful Gratitude

As we move into November and the holiday season, we begin to think about Thanksgiving and the practice of giving thanks. Of course, giving thanks doesn’t have to be a one holiday practice. Giving thanks can be a daily practice that can reap a wide variety of social, psychological, and physical health benefits. Since you’ll

Eat for Life Class Starting in the Fall! –Let me know if you’re interested.

Greetings! This is a quick post to let people know that I am going to be deciding on the days and times for my next round of Eat for Life Classes starting in September.  If you are interested in attending, please fill out this doodle poll by Friday, and your preferred dates and times will

Give Your Meditation Practice a Boost

Do you need to give your meditation practice a boost? Here are seven things you can do with one easy download.  I have been using the mediation app, Insight Timer, for a couple of years now and I am not surprised at how popular it has become.  It is the most highly rated free meditation

Re-energize Your Body with Mindful Eating

Mindless eating happens when you are busy, distracted, stressed, in a hurry, sad, angry, impatient, lonely, happy, and when food just happens to be around. These are just a few of the circumstances when we reach for food (any food), eat more than your body needs, and then feel depleted afterward. Mindless eating almost inevitably

Are Your Thoughts Running (and Ruining) Your Life?

Sometimes life seems like a really big project.  We are rushing around trying to get everything done but we never get there.  There is this continuous sense of needing to do more, accomplish more, create more, work more, strive more so that we can “get everything done.”  Because that is an impossible task, there is

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

Meditation is Different and Healthier than Relaxation

I regularly teach meditation to people who have never meditated before and one of the common misconceptions is that meditation is the same as “relaxation.” While meditation may have a side benefit of helping you feel relaxed and peaceful, it is not the primary intention of meditation. The primary intention of meditation is  to teach

Mindful Leaders Matter at Work

If you’ve had a job for any length of time, it is not lost on you that your supervisor can have a significant impact on your day.  Your relationship to your supervisor can make you feel like being more or less productive and empowered. As a leader, it is important to know what brings out

Strengthen Your Meditation Muscles

Research indicates that mindfulness is one of the most important skills for changing how you eat and how you feel about your body.  Mindfulness is a skill that helps you focus and attend to sensations like hunger, satiety, and taste, as well as increases kindness and self-compassion. Meditation practice is a method for strengthening your

Mindfulness Throughout the Day

“Mindfulness is easy. Remembering to be mindful is the challenge.“ These are wise words from Christina Feldman, a meditation teacher from England. If you have tried to practice mindfulness, you know exactly what she’s talking about. In the moment, sensations are quite accessible–feeling your body, listening to sounds, hearing your thoughts, and feeling your emotions.
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