Category Archives: Mindfulness

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

I Am Resilient: 7 Steps for Adapting to Stress

One of my favorite songs at the moment is “I Am Resilient” by Rising Appalachia. I love the appeal to open our hearts and minds to the present and be willing to show up for ourselves in the middle of chaos. Even when we feel like we are too small to make a difference, if

Trust and Patience: Making the Difficult Times More Manageable

Recently, I was feeling despondent about a particular ongoing issue that I have had with my back for many years. I will find a treatment that helps for a while and then I am back to having regular problems again. Sometimes it gets me down and I can become a little frantic. Becoming frantic then

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

Best Mindfulness Books of 2021!

All of the “best of” lists are coming out, including Mindful Magazine’s Best Mindfulness Books of 2021! I am happy to announce that Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body and Live with Joy made the list! This was such an honor and wonderful surprise recently that I wanted to share my

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

50 Practices to Savor for a Lifetime: A Simple Gift That Keeps On Giving

This is the season where we often give gifts to family and friends that we love and cherish. To that end, I would like to suggest my newest book Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body and Live with Joy, as a beautiful offering to those you love. It is an inexpensive

Four Steps to Happiness: A Short Path with Big Rewards

People generally want to be happy, but there seems to be a definite difficulty in achieving it. I don’t mean the kind of happiness that is absent the tapestry of human emotion. Our lives are filled with difficulty and challenge. No, the happiness that I’m talking about is the kind that embraces all aspects of