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Eat for Life Program – Registration Open

Greetings! Enrollment for the next online Eat for Life classes are now open. Eat for Life is a 10-week mindfulness-based intuitive eating program designed to help you develop a loving and kind relationship with your food and your body.  This is a non-diet approach which uses the wisdom of your body to guide how, what,

Taking Mindfulness to Colorado

Colorado here I come! I’m very excited to be taking mindfulness and my book on the road next week for a three-city excursion. Here’s my itinerary in case you’re going to be in Colorado or know people who are. In case you can’t be in Colorado, you can listen to the interview I did with

The Mindfulness Advantage – Making New Year Change Possible

The research is clear about what behaviors do and do not support health.  We know that health is not supported through tobacco use, drugs and alcohol use, sedentary lifestyle, poor nutrition, and risky sexual behaviors. On the flip side, we know that health is supported with exercise most days of the week, eating a balanced

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

Three easy ways to de-stress at work

I recently gave a presentation about taking care of your body when you’re under stress.  For most of us, that would be every day.  Wanting to give something to people that they could remember when they’re caught in the middle of stress, I came up with three easy steps to de-stress.  For the biggest effect,

“Tasting Mindfulness” by Jon Kabat-Zinn

If you have been getting my blog, you might have noticed that I recently changed the name from Tips for Mindful Eating: it’s more than just about food to Tasting Mindfulness.  This new name resulted from a project I recently completed with a group of four fantastic journalism students here at the University of Missouri.  They

The Art of Resting (for a moment)

It may sound surprising to hear that your body needs a break every 90 to 120 minutes throughout the day. Why does that shock us? In many ways, it’s because we might not be aware of our body throughout the day. If you feel like you’re on autopilot, plowing through the day and turning to

Help me win a national contest – YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to highlight the research we’ve done on mindful and intuitive eating and I need your help! Please vote for the Eat for Life video.  To “like” the video, simply click herehttp://youtu.be/PBK05SH2l5g  and press the “Like” button (the button with the thumbs up sign) directly below the video.   REMEMBER: you have to

“A problem with research” or “why to use your common sense”

In a recent article in the local paper entitled “Study seeks answer to why we are fat,” I was reminded of the reason I am a little bit cynical about research findings.  The article talks about a research question that is being proposed by a professor in an Exercise Science and Epidemiology/Biostatistics department at a

Riding the Urge….

As we move into summer and think about “riding the waves” of the ocean on some glorious beach, you can use that same imagery to think about “riding the urge” to eat.  We have urges to eat when we are physically hungry, but we also have urges to eat when we are not hungry.  These
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