Meditation is like taking a good friend to a coffee shop and getting to know her better, only without the coffee and the good friend is you. Just sit down with yourself and bring your open, curious attention to what is going on with you. Notice what thoughts are passing through your mind, what feelings are
Respecting your body is one of the concepts I often talk about in my classes. What does respecting your body mean to you? To me it means giving it healthy food. I recently had the pleasure of reading an article by Jillian McKee, a Complementary Medicine Advocate, about the importance of a healthy diet and
I’m happy to announce that registration is open for my successful non-diet weight management approach to eating for health and enjoyment. This ten week class starts in September so you need to register soon. If you live in Columbia or Kansas City, you might enjoy taking the in-person class being held on the University of Missouri
I recently had the opportunity to be interviewed about mindful eating and thought you might enjoy reading the article at Slimkicker. Learn how I discovered mindful eating, how you do it, how you benefit from it, how to socialize and eat mindfully at the same time, how to incorporate mindfulness into your workday and more.
A study by Harvard researchers indicates that the more you daydream the less likely you are to be happy. And, it comes as no surprise that people’s minds are wandering about 47% of the time. That’s almost half of your waking hours. When we’re lost in thought this means we’re lost in primarily negative and
Watch this video called “The Money Tree” and then ask yourself how much of life you’re missing out on. You might not see a money tree, but you may be missing something even more important. No moment of life has to be boring. In fact, if you think something is boring, take a second look.
When you think about meditation, you might think about someone serenely sitting on her cushion with her eyes closed, soft music in the background, beautiful flowers on an altar, burning incense, etc. While this may be true, there are many other things that can be considered meditation. According to Jon Kabat-Zinn, in his book Arriving
I love poetry and I find the essence of mindfulness within the words of poetry as much as in my sitting meditations or mindful yoga practices. And, although I’ve heard it many times before, the truth that I alone am responsible for how I feel has been waking up in me despite some pretty deep
I love to go to the farmer’s market for a number of reasons. I obviously like buying healthy, tasty food but I also often run into friends and get a little Vitamin D. Strolling down the aisle on Saturday, I noticed the different names and labels people use to advertise themselves and their products. I admit
For a few months now, every Monday night I have been getting together with a couple of girlfriends to have dinner. We meet at one of our houses and everybody brings something to share. It is a wonderful way to cut down on how much cooking one person has to do, you get a fabulous