Category Archives: Meditation

Creating Habits of Wellbeing: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

May is Mental Health Month. And, I believe that mental health is a product of a holistic approach to our well-being that includes taking care of your body, your heart (emotions), and your mind (thoughts). In the Buddhist tradition, this can be understood through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of

Creating a Life of Satisfaction Outside of Work and Eating

Complaining about being busy and working all the time is a widespread phenomenon. So much so that according to research by Silvia Bellezza, a professor of marketing at Columbia Business School, “seeming busy and “a lack of leisure” has become a strange status symbol in today’s world. The conditioning to work all the time is

Compassion For Our Humanity—Slowing Down To See Each Other

Mindful self-awareness can be humbling and is best undertaken with a large dose of forgiveness and compassion. The more I peel the layers of the onion off my conditioning and behavior patterns that seem to be woven into the DNA of my being, the more I need to practice from the heart. Without this warm

A Weekend to Savor: Join me at Omega Institute June 24-26, 2022

Savor Every Bite is a book about possibility–the possibility of a life of happiness, beauty, and ease. It’s also about understanding the difficulties and painful emotions that we experience in life and how to navigate them with the skill of mindfulness. Join me at Omega Institute in beautiful upstate New York for a weekend of

How Are You Partnering with Life? Make a New Beginning

I know you’ve heard that everything is changing all the time, change happens, and there is nothing but change. But, many people are fairly resistant to change. So, here’s another way of looking at it.  Change is life being rejuvenated in every moment. Or, change is you being rejuvenated in every moment. Yes, you have

Mindful Eating and Intuitive Eating – What’s the Difference?

People often ask about the difference between mindful eating and intuitive eating. This is a wonderful question that I have reflected on for many years. In my experience, I appreciate them as kindred spirits with practices that address the needs of the body in compassionate, caring ways and that complement and support each other. Knowing

There’s Still Time: Sign Up for Eat for Life

Want to learn how mindfulness can help you (a) be more resilient when difficult emotions arise, (b) relate differently to unhelpful thoughts, (c) eat in a way that honors your body and your taste buds, (d) love your body for the miracle it is, (e) love yourself, and (f) create a life of meaning and

Setting Intentions: Confidence and Courage Lead the Way for 2022!

At the beginning of each meditation or yoga session, I am accustomed to setting an intention. Usually, a word will pop into my mind that reflects a quality that I am needing on a particular day or to meet some current challenge. I believe that our minds are quite powerful (although often underused), and the

Forgiveness: A Journey of Healing and Hope

My bet is everyone reading this blog has someone that they have not been able (or thought they even wanted) to forgive. But I would also bet that this lack of forgiveness has been fraught with suffering. Not only have you suffered from whatever happened in regard to the other person but you have suffered

Jumpstart 2022 With More Energy and Mindful Eating!

I couldn’t decide which of my exciting January offerings to tell you about this week, so I decided to write about both! The time I’ve spent preparing these programs has already given me more energy, joy, and attention to what’s most important in my life–staying physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy so I can connect with