Category Archives: Tasting Mindfulness

You’re a Breath Away from Better Health, Sleep, and Happiness

I always joke that I went to graduate school to get a Ph.D. so I could teach people to breathe. But, in fact, that is what I’ve done a lot of—from teaching breathing techniques in individual psychotherapy sessions to mindful eating programs and yoga sessions. My first experiences with the power of the breath were

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

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

Slow Down and Explore Your Senses

(Adapted from Savor Every Bite: Mindful Ways to Eat, Love Your Body, and Live with Joy (2021; New Harbinger Publications) 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,

Mind the Body –Your Guide to Better Eating, Moving, and Living

Most people focus much of their attention on their body from the neck up—namely in their heads. It is no wonder we are so fixated with our thoughts since it is estimated that we have 6,200 of them a day. Most thoughts rest beneath our conscious awareness but others are quite persistent and loud. And,

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

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