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21 Days to Abundant Joy! — SIGN UP NOW

Every summer for many years, alleyCat Yoga practitioners have embarked upon an early morning ritual of practice at sunrise (6:00 – 7:15 a.m.) for 21 days straight. And this year anyone from around the world can take the class LIVE ONLINE over Zoom. Why on earth would someone do that, you might ask? Answer: Because

The Mindful Pause

In the past few days I have noticed myself stopping to just sit and look out the window to watch the flowers grow. This pause has felt strange at times, even slightly uncomfortable. But, when I give myself over to the pause, I feel like there is something being born in that space of stillness.

Emotional Wind Surfing!

In every spiritual tradition that I’ve encountered and studied, the litmus test for me is whether or not I can experience the truth of the teachings in my own life and in the world around me. So, it was a relief when I read the Buddha’s instruction to “come and see for yourself” whether the

Sharing the Sorrows and Joys

A well-known Buddhist teaching says “When you open your heart, you get life’s ten thousand sorrows, and ten thousand joys.” However, for many, it may seem like the balance has tipped to sorrow rather than joy. This teaching asks us to be open and grateful for both the sorrows and the joys–acknowledging that the sorrows

Deep Discounts for May Mindful Eating Classes

Dear Friends, I hope you are all staying safe and staying home as much as possible. We are living in uncertain times and now, more than ever, the practice of mindfulness is the most profound way for me to ground myself and open my heart to what’s happening in and around me. Because of the

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

Food and Social Justice Webinar this Thursday!

Some Americans are healthier than others and, despite what you might think, it isn’t because some people just take care of themselves better than others. Rather, the conditions in which some people live have a lot to do with it. For instance, our current food system reflects historic inequalities that lie at the foundation of American