Category Archives: Mindfulness

Dreaming of Palm Trees and Grabbing Life by the Tail

The snow is coming down and the temperatures are as well. There is no day above freezing in the forecast any day in the near future. I am dreaming of palm trees and a warm tropical breeze blowing through my hair. I am supposed to be in Costa Rica right now teaching a yoga and

Who Needs Some Extra Resilience?

The quality of resilience is something particularly important during these challenging times that we are all facing. Everyone I know has had friends or family members fall ill or die, encounter difficulties through employment and housing, feel the loss of hugs and other benefits of intimate relationships, and much more. According to the definition, people

Ten Tips for Finding Inspiration in the Grey of Winter

In this middle of winter, the grey days have seemed more frequent lately. This grey, middle of winter is also symbolic of where we are in regards to the pandemic. It is grey and bleak, but with the promise of light and a new normal ahead. A life that will hopefully be a bit more

Eat for Life–Register NOW for Class Starting Soon!

Start the year 2021 with a new hope, not a diet plan that won’t work. Shift the focus from weight to well-being, from shallow promises to values that bring your life meaning, and from outer to inner wisdom. Spend ten weeks with a community of people who are all learning this new path of inner

Let Mindfulness Guide Your Intentions in 2021!

One a recent walk with a friend, she asked me if I had made any New Year’s Resolutions. She’s known me long enough to know that the answer was “no” before I even answered. I have a little bit of an aversion to the typical New Year’s resolutions, because they often seem based on rigid

World Mindful Eating Month – January 2021

Join The Center for Mindful Eating (WMEM) in January 2021 for the 7th edition of World Mindful Eating Month. Free and open to the public, WMEM is an entire month of mindful eating reflections, practices, poems, and sharing!  Mindful eating is not a place to arrive or a goal to achieve but instead, a practice

Mindful Eating is Not a Diet, but a Delight

Back when we were safe to socialize in parties together, I would always have people make the strangest comments to me about mindful eating. For instance, if someone was eating a dessert or just taking a variety of food from a holiday buffet, she would say,  “Oh dear, I know I’m not eating mindfully.” This

Generating Hope in the Face of Difficult Times

Do you find yourself feeling a little a little blue, impatient, angry, sad, or lonely because of pandemic living? I’m right there with you. The Sunday after Thanksgiving was a grey day, and my mood was reflective of the color. The holidays had been small, but lovely, but the joy of being able to cook

The Path of Mindful Eating: Learning to Trust Yourself in 2021!

About midway through the Eat for Life class, Julie admitted that she had still been trying to eat by dieting rules while simultaneously trying to apply the principles of mindful eating. This strategy was obviously causing a great deal of conflict and mixed results. Upon further investigation, Julie realized the conflict was due to the

Divided We Stand: Can We Survive Our Differences?

One of the most promising things I witnessed this past weekend was a conversation between two young women—one was attending a Trump protest about the vote counting and the other one was carrying a “Make America Gay Again” sign.  They told the reporter that they have been having a good time talking to one another