Yes, you can bring your mindfulness to anything—even Halloween! So, let me tell you a little Halloween story. A few years ago I was struck by the irony of me giving out full size, sugary candy bars to innocent children as they paraded up to my door on Halloween. I also was struck by the
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 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
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I wanted to share with you my latest interview with Paul Pepper. Join us in some perfect breathing. Enjoy!
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
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
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
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
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