Tag: mindfulness

6 Steps to Truly Mindful Eating

This post is a throwback to December 2011, when I was going through the transformation that would lead me to becoming a Mind-body Wellness Coach. While I’ve evolved in my relationship with food and my body since, I feel the content is still very relevant to share with those of you who may be struggling.…
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Meditating Your Way to Healthy Digestion

Meditation is essentially a practice in training one’s mind, so it can be done anywhere, using anything as a point of focus. Applying meditative techniques when moving throughout one’s day can be thought of as mindfulness. Since we eat at least 2-3 times a day, meal times are a natural opportunity for meditation, using food as our focus.

The Self-Care Challenge is On!

One thing I often observe in my clients, my friends, and in myself is a lack of self-love. This lack of self-love takes many forms: We don’t ask for what we need. We don’t set effective boundaries. We don’t feel we look the right way, so we don’t want to interact with partners (potential or actual)…
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Looking back on 2017

The end of a year can trigger several different thoughts: A “thank God it’s over!” (I recall thinking this at the end of 2016, when it seemed like everybody died.) An enthusiastic “NOW it’s time to [insert fresh start item here]”! Regret in the form of, “I didn’t accomplish what I wanted to, or have…
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The Circus in my Head

A few years ago, I was asking each of my yoga students how they were feeling before I started class. Most people told me something about their body: “my neck is stiff”, “my hips are tight”, “I hurt my knee but I don’t know how (or I know exactly how)”! This is quite useful, because…
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How to fall out of the self-improvement trap

I love words that seem to sing what they’re about. I often find these words in other languages, including Sanskrit, the language of yoga. One of my favorite Sanskrit words is svādhyāya. Svādhyāya is translated into “self-study”, or “self-inquiry”. Perhaps I like this word because I ROCK at self-improvement. One of my former company’s core…
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How My Own Self-Care Challenge Helped Me Redefine Self-Care

If you read my last post, you know that the week of Valentine’s Day I facilitated a Self-Care Challenge on Facebook.  Each day, participants were challenged to do a particular self-care activity, or one of their choosing that aligned with the day’s theme. As a teacher / guide and eternal student, I straddle two worlds:…
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