Category Archives: Mindfulness

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

World Mindful Eating Month–Free Sign Up Now!

Getting ready for your obligatory diet in January? Well, I have an alternative for you that I think you’ll like better. Even if you ate more than you usually do during the holidays (which is true for most of us and for good reason!), there is a much better way to approach January than a

Love For No Reason

As many of you heard, Ram Dass (born Richard Alpert) died yesterday at the age of 88. He was a beacon of light and love for thousands of people seeking to discover or reclaim their spiritual identify beyond or within institutional religion. He wrote and taught about love in a deeply connected way. Here is

Meditation Matters

I was rushing around this morning to get to my mammogram appointment, and I was running late (which I don’t like to do). When I arrived at the window I was told I was actually 45 minutes early!! I had 45 minutes to wait and I’d rushed out of the house so fast that I

Won’t you be my neighbor?

We live in a world that seems more divisive, abusive, distracted, and busier  than ever. These four things—strong disagreements, harsh language, mindlessness, and lack of time—are potent ingredients for misunderstanding, fear, anger, and even hate. These are obviously not qualities that engender positive, sympathetic relationships between people. Divisions are found everywhere–within politics, genders, races, sexual

Ride the Waves of Pleasure and Pain

Last week I tweaked my hip and back during a workout at the gym and was experiencing some ongoing discomfort for a few days. While I was focusing on the pain, I remembered an important teaching that I learned years ago and wanted to share it with you. It has been extremely helpful through a

Calming Rituals for the Holidays

Do you think of “calm” and “holidays” in the same sentence? Probably not. In fact, often the holiday season becomes filled with obligations, unmet expectations and stressful demands. The American Psychological Association reports that holiday stress has a particular impact on women, due to their tendency to take on much of the responsibility for preparing

Registration Open: Learn to Eat, Move, and Live with Joy!

The holidays are almost upon us and by the end of the year, I often hear people tell me that they need to start some better habits around food and their bodies. The beginning of the year is certainly a great time to reconsider the choices you make and whether they align with your goals

GREAT DEALS! Only Through Sunday on Winter Eat For Life Classes

Go to the TCME.org website and click on the TCME Auction. Find the Eat for Life logo and bid on a class. Classes will be on Monday evenings (6:30 - 8:30 p.m. Central Time) and Fridays (12 - 2:00 p.m. Central Time) in the winter starting at the end of January.

Your Life as Meditation

I have taught many people to begin meditating; and I am aware that there are a LOT of misperceptions about what it is and isn’t. Because I have found the practice so very beneficial in my life, I have spent my entire career helping people overcome their misperceptions so that they, too, can reap the