Category Archives: Mindfulness

Don’t Worry. Be Healthy.

I was talking to a wellness colleague of mine yesterday about advertising my Eat for Life classes starting in May and she said “People don’t want to think about being healthy right now.” That statement really took me by surprise. And, I’m not sure it’s accurate, at least not in my own life and in

You’re Grounded (until further notice)!

A strategy that parents use (for better or worse) when children misbehave is to ground them from engaging in the activities that they enjoy. Getting grounded means you are usually forbidden to leave home, except to go to school, church, the doctor, or to other essential activities. Sound familiar? Although it did not result from

Meditation for Difficult Times – Wednesday, March 18, 12:00 p.m. Eastern Time

Join me Wednesday, March 18, at 12:00 p.m. ET for a meditation that will help you ground yourself in stillness, steadiness, and compassion. Here is the link to register.  It’s natural to feel a variety of difficult emotions at a time when the world is faced with the novel coronavirus that is affecting all of

The BASICS of Mindful Eating and more!

Would you like to learn a basic tool for practicing and/or teaching mindful eating? Would you like to deepen your own mindfulness and mindful eating practice? Would you like to learn about the most recent research describing the benefits of mindful eating? Would you like to know how formal mindfulness practice supports you physically and

Register NOW for Mindful Eating, Life Changing Class!

There are many reasons to take a mindful eating program. You might want to understand why you keep eating even though you’re full. You might want to learn how to soothe your emotions without using food. You might want to learn how to make different food choices or understand the confusing messages you get about

Overcome What Scares You with Mindfulness

I was sitting in meditation this morning and realized how much fear I had overcome through the practice of  mindfulness (namely, present moment awareness without judgment and with kindness and curiosity).  In particular, I was thinking about the pumpkin soup I made as soon as I arrived home yesterday from an overnight airplane trip back

Create Balance in Your Business and Your Life

Entrepreneurs, in particular, often struggle to maintain a nourishing balance between their own health and the health of their business. Have you ever faced an uphill battle when it came to increasing your energy and focus while working long hours to improve your business? You’re not alone. When it comes to our well-being, we often

Open Up Some Space

I am the kind of gal who likes to cram a lot into a day and into life. But, I notice that sometimes busyness is an impediment to peace, rest, and self-reflection. And, it can even happen in places and at time when the purpose of my days are to slow down and ease into

One Step At A Time

Yesterday morning was very foggy where I live and I was struck by how it reflected the feeling I’ve been having over the past couple of months.  I have felt very burdened with responsibility about the success or failure of a project coupled with a couple of other work-related endeavors that have had their ups

Introduction to Meditation Begins Tuesday, January 7, from 7 – 8:00 p.m.

I can still clearly remember the day back in 1997 when I set the intention to deepen my meditation practice. I was sitting in a Quaker church in the middle of an Iowa cornfield at A Course In Miracles retreat led by Tara Singh, a deeply inspiring teacher from India who had spent three years