Tasting Mindfulness

Join Me for 30 Days of Mindfulness: Discover the Power of Daily Meditation

I’m excited to announce that I’m one of the teachers in this September’s Mindful30, a 30-day online meditation challenge from my friends at Mindful. Mindful30 includes a full month of daily videos sent straight to your inbox, featuring mindfulness practices from me and other experts. This program is designed to help you build resilience, cultivate

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

21 Days of Sunrise Yoga = Personal Growth and Transformation!

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

I Can’t Stop Eating Because It Tastes So Good!

One of the most common statements I hear at the beginning of my mindful eating classes is “I can’t stop eating (even when I’m full) because it tastes so good.” Upon further inquiry, I hear “Well, of course, I could stop eating.” What I really want to know at this point is “Are you listening

A Mindful Morning Routine Jumpstarts Your Life

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 at Omega Institute–SIGN UP NOW

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

Slow Down and Visit Yourself

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

Creating Habits of Wellbeing: The Four Foundations of Mindfulness

May is Mental Health Month. And, I believe that mental health is a product of a holistic approach to our well-being that includes taking care of your body, your heart (emotions), and your mind (thoughts). In the Buddhist tradition, this can be understood through the Four Foundations of Mindfulness: Mindfulness of the Body, Mindfulness of

A Mindful Approach to Emotional Eating

We often judge ourselves for “eating our feelings,” but we don’t have to. Allowing food to help soothe us in the moment can be an opportunity for kind self-awareness, as can exploring a variety of other ways to calm and work with difficult emotions. For more, read my blog on this topic at Mindful.org.

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,