It’s that time of year again. The landscape is devastatingly beautiful in the fall (at least where I live); and I get irrationally excited about everything pumpkin. My favorite moment yesterday was when I subscribed to a new website called Vanilla and Bean and their introductory email was about how to make pumpkin puree. No more
I was at my favorite coffee shop yesterday and this conversation ensued. I asked the barista what she was going to do for Halloween and we discussed costumes. Then someone else having coffee there started talking about the trick-or-treaters that show up in his neighborhood and the conversation veered off to what kind of candy
Go to the TCME.org website and click on the TCME Auction. Find the Eat for Life logo and bid on a class. Classes will be on Monday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Central Time) and Fridays (12 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time) in the winter starting at the end of January.
Our busy modern lifestyles can create a sense of imbalance in our bodies, heart, and minds. In our bodies, we can begin to get aches and pains because of being hunched over a computer, a report, our phones, or books all day long. Our shoulders hunch forward so much that it begins to be a
Please join us for our fifth Annual Fundraising Auction to benefit The Center for Mindful Eating (TCME). By bidding on a mindful eating or mindfulness-related item in our annual auction, you have the opportunity to win wonderful trainings, retreats, and other services that can enhance your ability to achieve a balanced, respectful, healthy, and joyful
I have taught many people to begin meditating; and I am aware that there are a LOT of misperceptions about what it is and isn’t. Because I have found the practice so very beneficial in my life, I have spent my entire career helping people overcome their misperceptions so that they, too, can reap the
Fall is in the air today in Massachusetts. I’m spending this week at the Kripalu Yoga Center as part of my 300 hour yoga teacher training on Meditation as Transformational Practice and Advanced Asana (postures). Suffice it to say, I am paying a LOT of attention to my body as I move through the yoga
I went to see the movie Bridget Runs a Marathon this past weekend. It is a movie that is distinctly flawed–lacking a “health at every size” perspective and falling prey to healthism and fat phobia. (for more on that read here https://www.runnersworld.com/runners-stories/a28787943/overcoming-obstacles-brittany-runs-a-marathon/. But, it did result in reflection about the role of mindful intentions in our
This week I got REALLY angry. Anger is not one of those emotions that I am all that comfortable with. In fact, it is something I usually try to avoid; and I manage my surroundings and people so that I don’t touch it very often. But, this week there was no turning back. I was
Many people have become disconnected from their bodies from the neck down, choosing instead to reside only in the top floor—namely their heads. This situation is problematic on many levels. Problems are rarely solved and emotions are rarely quelled through dwelling in the unrelenting thoughts that torture you. However, by dropping down into the rest of your body and placing your attention on the sensations below the neck, you reduce the attentional capacity available to focus on the thoughts that are creating the despair.