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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

Mindful Halloween Fun!

I love Halloween and no matter how old I get I will dress up as some kind of creature come October 31.  In my book, one is never too old to enjoy the pleasure of dressing up as your alter ego or favorite make believe character. How many other times of the year can you get away

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
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