Yearly Archives: 2021

Sign Up Now! Eat for Life Changes Everything

Greetings! Enrollment for the next online Eat for Life classes is now open for the Winter Session. Eat for Life is a 10-week mindfulness-based intuitive eating program designed to help you develop a loving and kind relationship with your food and your body. Research on the program has demonstrated its success at helping people increase

I Love Yoga: Why You Should Too

I love yoga and I love teaching and sharing yoga with others. Why? The simple answer is: It makes me feel good and I think it will make you feel good too. The complex answer you will find below. If you don’t know a lot about yoga, you might immediately conjure up images of people

Yoga and Peace of Mind in Costa Rica: THREE NEW OPENINGS AVAILABLE

Join me on a yoga retreat in Costa Rica January 29 - February 5, 2022. Three new openings available NOW.

Mind Your Breath: Mouth Breathing and the Perfect Breath

I wanted to share with you my latest interview with Paul Pepper. Join us in some perfect breathing. Enjoy!

Blind Faith in Behaviors that Fail Us: The Case for Mindfulness

How do you decide who or what you should trust? Or, do you even think about it?  My guess is that many of us unconsciously trust a lot of things without even thinking about them. We trust that the sun will come up in the morning and set at night. We trust that people will

Listening to the Body, Not the Mind

Most of us listen to our minds all day long without hardly checking in with the body from the neck down. This overinvolvement with the mind and under-involvement with the rest of your body can have significant deleterious effects. Listening to the Mind First of all, the mind has about 60-80,000 thoughts a day and

The Heart of Mindfulness – Remembering the Key Components of Practice

Teaching mindfulness to beginners for many years, I’ve learned that people tend to focus on certain aspects of the teaching and forget or have a harder time grasping others. Specifically, people focus on the “being present” part of mindfulness but quickly forget both the intention and the heart qualities of kindness, compassion, and nonjudgment that

Discover Important Truths through Mindful Eating

One of the first things I discovered when I started teaching mindful eating back in 2007 was that people came to class for the same reason people came to my stress reduction class–they were suffering, often because they were looking outside of themselves for happiness and peace. People who struggle with how to eat and

You’re a Breath Away from Better Health, Sleep, and Happiness

I always joke that I went to graduate school to get a Ph.D. so I could teach people to breathe. But, in fact, that is what I’ve done a lot of—from teaching breathing techniques in individual psychotherapy sessions to mindful eating programs and yoga sessions. My first experiences with the power of the breath were

Learning How to Savor, Not Count Calories

I was recently out with some friends that I haven’t seen in many years. They sort of know I teach mindful eating, but my guess is that they have not read much on the topic. When we started to order food, one friend said she wanted to order the fries and wanted to know who