Have you ever inhaled a cookie, or two, (or three – oops) — and then realized you didn’t even enjoy them and now— they’re all gone!? You ate the entire coveted treat and hardly tasted it at all! If this sounds familiar, you were eating mindlessly. I know, because I’ve been there too. What if you can learn to be present to the rich, delicious experience of eating without negative associations, or impact
This February after I completed a week-long Kripalu yoga retreat in Costa Rica, I was on cloud nine. This was my fourth time attending and co-teaching this retreat and the combination of yoga, companionship, sunshine, and beautiful flora were a cocktail of endorphins, dopamine, and serotonin—all hormones that lead to greater happiness. Back home, I
Greetings!!! I wanted to share this practice opportunity with you. I met Heather at Cloud Mountain in the summer of 2016 and had a lovely retreat experience. If you are ready to dive a little deeper into your practice, this would be a great opportunity. The Awakened Heart of Practice: Metta, Compassion, Joy, & Equanimity
There will be three great opportunities to practice mindful living and eating with me in March at some great destinations. These professional trainings would be helpful for any health or wellness professional who is interested in improving their knowledge of mindfulness and mindful eating. I hope you can attend one of them. And, if you
Please join me for a Two Day Intensive Training Seminar: Mindfulness Retreat for Health Professionals –Learning from the Inside Out at the Art and Science of Health Promotion Conference, March 26 & 27, 2018, in San Diego, California. No experience with mindfulness practice is necessary. This intensive training program is designed for beginner to advanced practitioners to
The trail seemed a LOT steeper than it was the last time I was here five years ago but I was determined to get to the top of the mountain. I remembered the majestic grove of trees which were covered in fog and, at the top, there was a tremendous view of the whole valley.
Ae you ready to have a kind and loving relationship with food and your body? Treat yourself this holiday season with a gift that will give you joy for the rest of your life. The life skills that you learn in the Eat for Life class will continue to grow over time and support you
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
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
One of the most common statements I hear at the beginning of my mindful eating classes is “I can’t stop eating because it tastes so good even when I’m full.” My question is “Are you listening to your belly or to your mind?” After a short pause, I hear “From my mind!” People get it.