Tasting Mindfulness

Recipe for Sanity: How to Keep the Holidays Bright!  

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

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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

Whatever You Practice, You Get Better At

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

Put Down the Phone and Tune Into Yourself

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.

Turning Intentions into Reality: An EMYoga Series for the New Year

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

Finding What’s Real: A New View for Our Times

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

Becoming Generous in a Greedy, Messed-Up World

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.

Mindful Eating for Health and Vitality–What Do You Want to Know?

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

Unlock the True Healing Power of Yoga

When Lauren Walker and Donna Eden join forces, it’s a superstar event.  Two leading pioneers in their respective fields of yoga and energy medicine.   As Lauren began to weave these ancient techniques that Donna teaches into her personal yoga practice, a beautiful synergy happened.  A magical union of two ancient healing traditions became Energy Medicine

Yoga is Freedom–On and Off the Mat

One of the most beautiful things about yoga is there is a yoga for every body. No matter how old or young you are, no matter what size you are, or your physical ability–there is a yoga for you. In fact, yoga is not as much about physical movement as it is about your mind