Tasting Mindfulness

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

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

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

Moving into Stillness

Last weekend I attended a wonderful yoga retreat led by Tias Little, founder of Prajna Yoga, called Stillness in Motion.  It reminded me how lovely it is to engage in yoga in a way that supports movement into stillness, compassion, and care.  Many yoga classes seem to focus more on physical fitness and perfection of

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

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