Category Archives: Body Image

A Mindful Morning Routine Jumpstarts Your Life

What do you do first thing in the morning? Do you turn off the alarm and snooze then must hurry when you finally get up? Do you check your phone for news and social media before you get out of bed? Do you grumble until you get your first cup of coffee? Do you skip

Slow Down and Visit Yourself

In an age of acceleration, nothing can be more exhilarating than going slow. —Pico Iyer If you feel a lot of urgency to fix the way you eat, fix your body, or fix your life, you probably have the feeling of going around in circles without getting anywhere. The truth is there is nothing to

Best Mindfulness Books of 2021!

All of the “best of” lists are coming out, including Mindful Magazine’s Best Mindfulness Books of 2021! I am happy to announce that Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body and Live with Joy made the list! This was such an honor and wonderful surprise recently that I wanted to share my

Jumpstart 2022 With More Energy and Mindful Eating!

I couldn’t decide which of my exciting January offerings to tell you about this week, so I decided to write about both! The time I’ve spent preparing these programs has already given me more energy, joy, and attention to what’s most important in my life–staying physically, emotionally, and spiritually healthy so I can connect with

Giving Thanks Everyday: How Gratitude Can Change Your Life

“If the only prayer you said in your whole life was, ‘thank you,’ that would suffice.”— Meister Eckhart Saying thank you for the blessings in my life is a part of my regular spiritual practice. I don’t really need a holiday to remind me of the power of gratitude. But, since we’re at that time of year,

What is Your Relationship with Your Body? Ten Do’s and Don’ts to Show Your Love

Many of us have a fairly complicated relationship with our bodies. Given that we live in a body every moment of our lives, it’s probably a pretty good idea to work on healing whatever discomfort you might have with the one you’ve been given. I believe that your relationship with your own body is the

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

Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live with Joy

PREORDER YOUR BOOK NOW and it will ship at the end of April! Order from your local independent bookstore (something I highly recommend) or at one of the stores listed on my webpage. In my second book, you’ll learn mindfulness skills to help you navigate the difficulties of daily life and cultivate a lasting sense

Acceptance – The First Step on the Road to Freedom

Acceptance is a term that is used a lot in yoga and Buddhist circles but often causes a lot of confusion. The confusion stems from (a) a misunderstanding of what it does and does not mean and (b) how difficult it can be to change our habitual resistance to the unpleasant moments in our lives.

Trusting the Body Better

If you watch animals, you can see how closely connected they are to their internal signals showing them how to find food, how much they need to eat, when and where they need to rest, which other animals they can trust and which ones consider them as prey, and every other aspect of their lives.