Category Archives: gratitude

EFT Tapping and Mindful Eating: New Partners at the Table

As many of you know, I have taught mindful eating through a class called Eat for Life for 15 years, so I am familiar with the topic. However, I just had the privilege and enjoyment of taking a mindful eating program with someone else. Chef Marcella Friel has a course on Shambhala Online called Mindful

Recipe for Sanity: How to Keep the Holidays Bright!  

It’s a time of celebration! You are busy and happily making a list and checking it twice. Trees are being decorated and lights are strung around the house which brings a glow to the season. The delicious smell of baking cookies is wafting through the house. The stockings are being hung with glee. You’ve fought

Put Down the Phone and Tune Into Yourself

What do you do when you first wake up in the morning? My guess is many of you start checking your phone for the news, swipe through all your social media accounts, and then go to email. And your mind might immediately get caught up in obsessive, ruminative thinking about something that’s not going well.

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

A Weekend to Savor: Join me at Omega Institute June 24-26, 2022

Savor Every Bite is a book about possibility–the possibility of a life of happiness, beauty, and ease. It’s also about understanding the difficulties and painful emotions that we experience in life and how to navigate them with the skill of mindfulness. Join me at Omega Institute in beautiful upstate New York for a weekend of

50 Practices to Savor for a Lifetime: A Simple Gift That Keeps On Giving

This is the season where we often give gifts to family and friends that we love and cherish. To that end, I would like to suggest my newest book Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body and Live with Joy, as a beautiful offering to those you love. It is an inexpensive

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

Generating Hope in the Face of Difficult Times

Do you find yourself feeling a little a little blue, impatient, angry, sad, or lonely because of pandemic living? I’m right there with you. The Sunday after Thanksgiving was a grey day, and my mood was reflective of the color. The holidays had been small, but lovely, but the joy of being able to cook

Gratitude is a Practice: Five Steps for Cultivating Your Heart

Many things will be different this Thanksgiving, because it’s 2020! The most unbelievable things have happened this year, and limiting the number of people we spend Thanksgiving with is really just a small part of it. And, staying tucked safely at home with a very few people seems like a more than reasonable response to