Tasting Mindfulness

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,

Ask for What You Want: Six Steps to Free Speech

I was not raised in an environment where conflict was encouraged. When conflict did arise, particularly in the power dynamic of father and child, it did not go well. I did not have the skills to engage in meaningful conversation during conflict and I resorted to anger and rebellion. My father did not have the

21 Day Sunrise Yoga – Starts July 5! Sign Up Now!

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 to awaken than moving your body on the mat and aligning your heart and mind to spirit. Sound enticing?

Grief and Love: A Buddhist Understanding of Loss

Everybody loves the feeling of falling in love. Even more, we cherish the constant love of companions, be they the family we were born with or the families we form along the way. As the song goes, “Love makes the world go round.”   When we love someone, we invest a lot of ourselves into

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,

Trusting the Gold–New Book by Tara Brach

Tara Brach has given her life to helping people around the world understand and embrace their basic worth–quite challenging in the culture of “not-enoughness” that we live in. Her work is transformational and healing, and I am honored to be her friend and colleague. She was the co-leader of a three-year training program I completed

Creating a Safe Habitat for All People: An Expanded View of Earth Day

From a Google search I found “What is Earth Day and why do we celebrate it?” The answer: “Since its inception in 1970, Earth Day continues to grow as a worldwide phenomenon focused on promoting clean living and a healthy, sustainable habitat for people and wildlife alike. Celebrating Earth Day serves as a conscious reminder

“No” is a Complete Sentence – and Other Steps to Self-Care

I recently spoke to my boss and told her that I could not continue working as hard as I have been. The impact of working too much was taking a toll on my body—specifically my back which structurally starts to misalign when I am under too much stress. It has cost me a lot of

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