As many of you know, I have taught mindful eating through a class called Eat for Life for 15 years, so I am familiar with the topic. However, I just had the privilege and enjoyment of taking a mindful eating program with someone else. Chef Marcella Friel has a course on Shambhala Online called Mindful
At the moment of the Buddha’s enlightenment, he reached down to the earth goddess to affirm his triumph over Mara, the destroyer. He had seen through the house of sorrow that he had built around himself. The first teaching given by the Buddha after his enlightenment was the Four Noble Truths, which lays out the
It’s a time of celebration! You are busy and happily making a list and checking it twice. Trees are being decorated and lights are strung around the house which brings a glow to the season. The delicious smell of baking cookies is wafting through the house. The stockings are being hung with glee. You’ve fought
Take your mindful eating knowledge and expertise to the next level and take the Mindful Eating Certificate Training for professionals through The Center for Mindful Eating! The Early Bird Sale runs through December 9th. Save $75 with code MEC75. Click here to register. From the basics of starting a mindfulness practice to being able to
When I was in graduate school, I had to start giving presentations at scientific conferences. Getting up in front of scientists who were leaders in their fields to present my data was terrifying. I practiced for months ahead of time so that I would feel a little less intimidated. But, gradually, over time, I began
What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? My guess is many of you start checking your phone for the news, swipe through all your social media accounts, and then go to email. And your mind might immediately get caught up in obsessive, ruminative thinking about something that’s not going well.
Have you noticed that habits are difficult to change? You keep doing the same thing repeatedly and don’t know why? Maybe there are things you wish you would stop doing–eating right before going to bed, eating snacks when you’re not hungry, drinking more than one glass of wine or drinking at all, buying clothes you
My dharma talk before yoga class last week reiterated one of the tenets of Kripalu yoga philosophy which is about “the sacredness of the moment.” Of course, we hear about living in the present moment from many different spiritual traditions because it is the most profound way to live. In fact, it is the only
Almost our entire biology is geared toward protection and defense and our culture teaches us to grab what we want, even if it means taking from others. To work against this conditioning takes great courage and practice. The ethical and philosophical practices of yoga and meditation give us guideposts for leading a life in alignment with our values. When I practice them, they never fail. The key is remembering to wake up to our conditioning and make a different choice.
Join Me and Nathan Crane for a live Question and Answer Session inside the Healing Life platform this coming October 13th at 3:00 PM Eastern Time. Send your questions ahead of time by going here. https://www.healinglife.net/pages/ask-the-experts During this live session that takes place with world-renowned health experts and doctors twice per month, you will be