Category Archives: Conscious Eating & Living

Develop a New Relationship with your Taste Buds

It is amazing to me how easily we can ignore our taste buds.  I say this because many people who come to my mindful eating class think they like to eat certain highly processed foods but come to discover through mindful attention that this is not often true. I find this incredible–that we can completely

Creating a Life of Satisfaction Outside of Work and Eating

Complaining about being busy and working all the time is a widespread phenomenon. So much so that according to research by Silvia Bellezza, a professor of marketing at Columbia Business School, “seeming busy and “a lack of leisure” has become a strange status symbol in today’s world. The conditioning to work all the time is

How Are You Partnering with Life? Make a New Beginning

I know you’ve heard that everything is changing all the time, change happens, and there is nothing but change. But, many people are fairly resistant to change. So, here’s another way of looking at it.  Change is life being rejuvenated in every moment. Or, change is you being rejuvenated in every moment. Yes, you have

Have a Mindful Halloween: How Much Sugar is Enough?

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

Are You Ready to Take Hold of Your Midlife Years?

One of the most important things I’ve learned as I’m navigating my midlife years is to roll with the punches and to always keep my mind open to learning. It’s so incredibly important to surround yourself with women going through similar ups and downs to inspire, encourage and motivate you on your own journey! That

Are You Ready to Feel Strong, Confident, and Fulfilled in Your Midlife Years?

Our midlife years can be riddled with changes, stress, anxiety and uncertainty, which often cause us to lose sight of how precious and amazing they can actually be. If you’re currently feeling unfulfilled and unmotivated in your midlife journey, you’re not alone, and it doesn’t have to be this way! Join me and 20+ other

The Mindful Approach to Being Human

It’s the fourth week of the Eat for Life program and some people are wondering why on earth I am asking them to do the body scan every day (a formal mindfulness exercise that asks people to systematically bring attention to their body from head to toe).  All kinds of comments are made after we

Creating a Safe Habitat for All People: An Expanded View of Earth Day

From a Google search I found “What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?” The answer: “Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder

“No” is a Complete Sentence – and Other Steps to Self-Care

I recently spoke to my boss and told her that I could not continue working as hard as I have been. The impact of working too much was taking a toll on my body—specifically my back which structurally starts to misalign when I am under too much stress. It has cost me a lot of

Eating with the Fullest Pleasure!

This week I have been talking to people in my Eat for Life classes about becoming a Conscious Connoisseur. There are two parts to this concept. First, “What does it mean to be conscious when we eat?” and, second, “What does it mean to become a connoisseur when we eat?” Taken together, it forms a