I recently introduced a small group of women to the concept and practice of mindfulness. As usual, people were very enthusiastic, curious, and a little confused about how practical it is to practice mindfulness on a regular basis. On the surface, it seems very obvious. Everyone wants to be more present in their lives, right?
What better way to start the new year than with a dose of self-compassion. Instead of letting the winter blues set in, find out how to warm the heart and shut out the cold. What obstacles arise as you try to practice self-compassion? Find out how to overcome them in the latest issue of Food
As Jon Kabat-Zinn says, one of the ways to have more time is to take some of it for yourself. And, as we start the New Year, now is a good time to set the intention to take more time for mindfulness. Some people call it self-care, I call it a necessity. Taking “time” for mindfulness might
How would you answer the question “What do you want in life?” As it turns out, many people say they want to be happy. Yet, despite our relatively prosperous conditions, only one-third of Americans report being happy and we rank 17thcompared to other countries on how happy we are, with Denmark and other European countries
We are smack in the middle of the holiday grazing period. All of the break rooms are filled with candy, cookies, donuts, chocolate, cakes, and pies. Brunches and holiday dinners with family and friends have tables filled with an overabundance of food. What to do? These are just a few simple thoughts I want to offer you
We all have many memories of past Thanksgivings. If you are like me, some are fantastic and a few are not all that great. When I was a little girl and life seemed much simpler, I absolutely adored Thanksgiving. I loved playing with my cousins that I didn’t get to see that often. Sure, the
Yes, anything you bring your attention to turn it into a meditation—even Halloween! So, let me tell you a little story and share my meditation on Halloween. Last year for the very first time I was struck by the irony of me giving out full size, sugary candy bars to innocent children as they paraded
When someone tells me he is too busy to meditate, I know he is just the person that needs it most. The busier you are, the more you need to take time for a bit of mindfulness. I’m sure you have felt the energy drain of a day when there is too much to do.
Your body is a magnificent instrument that is designed to move you toward a state of health on a moment by moment basis. Just think about it works to heal your body when you injure it in some way. At the cellular level, the body just knows what to do. In the same way, the
Everybody is looking for a quick fix to be less stressed. We try shopping, drinking, distracting ourselves with TV, and even complaining to try to feel better. However, these strategies are only temporary and often have negative side effects (e.g., financial difficulties, being hung over, being overweight, and feeling more negative). Let’s face it, there