When I was in graduate school, I had to start giving presentations at scientific conferences. Getting up in front of scientists who were leaders in their fields to present my data was terrifying. I practiced for months ahead of time so that I would feel a little less intimidated. But, gradually, over time, I began

Almost our entire biology is geared toward protection and defense and our culture teaches us to grab what we want, even if it means taking from others. To work against this conditioning takes great courage and practice. The ethical and philosophical practices of yoga and meditation give us guideposts for leading a life in alignment with our values. When I practice them, they never fail. The key is remembering to wake up to our conditioning and make a different choice.

It is amazing to me how easily we can ignore our taste buds.  I say this because many people who come to my mindful eating class think they like to eat certain highly processed foods but come to discover through mindful attention that this is not often true. I find this incredible–that we can completely

I quit weighing and counting calories a long time ago. These practices were never helpful and often harmful. I quit basing my value on the values of the diet culture. They always made me feel like there was something wrong with me. And, I quit looking in the mirror and being disappointed at the signs

Mindful eating changes how you eat, how you respond to emotions and thoughts, and how you approach your entire life. Some people who take the class have difficulty with emotional eating and body image, some have been diagnosed with eating disorders, some are professionals wanting to teach mindful eating, and some are people who are

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

July 11 – 31, 2022 | 6:00 – 7:15a CENTRAL TIME To sign up, go to alleyCatYoga.com. ONLINE ONLY. Wake in the early morning, escorted by pastel shades of dawn. Sit in the consciousness of stillness and become poised to listen. Let yoga speak to you as the sun rises. There is no better way

What do you do first thing in the morning? Do you turn off the alarm and snooze then must hurry when you finally get up? Do you check your phone for news and social media before you get out of bed? Do you grumble until you get your first cup of coffee? Do you skip

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. Of course, it’s also about mindful eating! Join me at Omega Institute in beautiful

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, you probably have the feeling of going around in circles without getting anywhere. The truth is there is nothing to