Category Archives: Mindfulness Tips

Chocolate! Chocolate! Chocolate! (or maybe not!)

In case you’re wondering why I haven’t been blogging for a while, it’s because I went on a two week trip to Northern California.  For ten days of that time I was in a silent yoga and meditation retreat in San Rafael.  For ten days I was served delicious organic food for breakfast, lunch, and

“Eating is a Moral Act”

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, from the University of Missouri.  He was so kind as to allow me to share his article with you entitled “The High Cost of Cheap Food.”  It is a little longer than most blogs I send but it

BASICS of Mindful Eating — LIVE!

The BASICS of Mindful Eating are now in a short one minute video.. Play it when you need a reminder to slow down and savor your food.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kji4Fbgh-BQ This video was produced by HOPE Health (www.hopehealth.com), a specialty publisher focused on producing easy-to-understand, interesting, and actionable health, wellness, and benefit media for employers and employees.

The falsity of perfection.

I recently received this video that highlights the way models and actors use photoshop to hide the imperfections they have.  This one is from Sarah at diet.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r70_QNM&NR=1&feature=fvwp The Dove Campaign has a couple of good ones as well. This one shows you the transformation of a model in fast forward  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U and this one shows you how bombarded

Finding your balance in the New Year!

Driving back from St. Louis on Monday morning, I was listening to NPR’s Morning Edition.  The story about how parenting style plays a role in teen binge drinking reminded me of how our own attitudes towards ourselves affect our eating behavior.  The study by researcher Stephen Bahr at Brigham Young University looked at three types

Walking the Path of the Mindful Eater

I’ve been teaching the Eat for Life class for about three years now and have heard many stories of how people proceed along the path of becoming mindful, intuitive eaters.  At the end of the ten week class, people will be at various places.  Many people are able to do things like give up dieting, stop

Ho! Ho! Holiday Mindful Eating Tips

I really don’t eat much differently during the holiday season than I do the rest of the year.  So when I think about how to approach the holidays, I think about what I normally do and then add a few extra ideas that help address the special challenges we face during the holiday period.  First

Sunday Morning Musing on Food

My leisurely reading on Sunday morning was noticeably peppered with reactions and musings about the food we eat.  Because these thoughts multiplied and created such curiosity for me in such a brief period of time (in the course of only an hour) I thought I’d write them down.  What struck me and why I’m writing

Get up and get a drink NOW!

I have recently been paying a lot of attention to whether I feel thirsty or not.  Surprisingly, the more that I consciously pay attention to this sense, the more I am able to really experience the sense of thirst.  Why am I doing that, you might ask.  Did you know it is estimated that 75%

“The Sweetness of Doing Nothing”

I recently watched the movie Eat, Pray, Love and was reminded again of why I love Italy.  Besides the breathtaking beauty of the cities and the countryside, the food is amazing and the way the Italians enjoy themselves is contagious and appealing.  In one of the scenes in the movie, an Italian was trying to