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Leading an Authentic Life: Knowing when to say “yes” and when to say “no”

To lead an authentic life, it is important to know when to say “yes” and when to say “no.” However, often as a result of our conditioning and our culture, we have lost or never learned the ability to discern which answer would most honor ourselves and which would help us be honest with others.

Change One Thing and You Change Your Life: One bite, one breath at a time

Over the many years that I have practiced mindfulness, meditation, and yoga, what I have discovered is that the way you do one thing (whether it is eating, driving, yoga, gardening, etc.) is the way you show up for the rest of your life.  For instance, if you are a distracted, emotional, quick eater, you

The Practice of Mindful Eating: It’s more than just about food!

Mindful eating is the practice of paying attention to the physical, emotional, and cognitive states of being before, during, and after you eat. It is a holistic experience that includes your relationship to the tastes and smells of food, the physical aspects of hunger and fullness, the effect of food in your body, your thoughts,

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

Compassion For Our Humanity—Slowing Down To See Each Other

Mindful self-awareness can be humbling and is best undertaken with a large dose of forgiveness and compassion. The more I peel the layers of the onion off my conditioning and behavior patterns that seem to be woven into the DNA of my being, the more I need to practice from the heart. Without this warm

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

Trust and Patience: Making the Difficult Times More Manageable

Recently, I was feeling despondent about a particular ongoing issue that I have had with my back for many years. I will find a treatment that helps for a while and then I am back to having regular problems again. Sometimes it gets me down and I can become a little frantic. Becoming frantic then

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

There’s Still Time: Sign Up for Eat for Life

Want to learn how mindfulness can help you (a) be more resilient when difficult emotions arise, (b) relate differently to unhelpful thoughts, (c) eat in a way that honors your body and your taste buds, (d) love your body for the miracle it is, (e) love yourself, and (f) create a life of meaning and

Setting Intentions: Confidence and Courage Lead the Way for 2022!

At the beginning of each meditation or yoga session, I am accustomed to setting an intention. Usually, a word will pop into my mind that reflects a quality that I am needing on a particular day or to meet some current challenge. I believe that our minds are quite powerful (although often underused), and the