Tagged with Health

The Avocado Go-Ahead

The Avocado Go-Ahead

When I listen to my body I realize that, despite what hundreds of diet experts say, I am not actually hungry for food first thing in the morning. I don’t usually get hungry until about three or four hours after I awaken. How many times have I forced myself to cram in a bagel on … Continue reading

Holding the Olive Branch

Holding the Olive Branch

It is simple math that determines our size; calories in verses calories out.  We all know that on an intellectual level but somehow emotionally we can begin to view our own body as a villain, an active agent, in the story we tell ourselves about our weight. We attribute evil powers to the body that … Continue reading

Sipping the Moment

Sipping the Moment

For so long the prospect of losing weight was the illusive solution to every problem. I was convinced that having that thin body of my dreams would offer better relationships, more success, more opportunities; to me it was like the holy grail of happiness.  I no longer see weight loss as carrying the power that … Continue reading

Body Whispers

Body Whispers

When we tune in and connect we can simultaneously hear countless tiny messages that the body is whispering to us. For example at this moment my feet are tingly, my forearms feel cramped, my eyes are sore, I am vaguely thirsty, my breathing is shallow, my shoulder is strained and the laptop on which I’m … Continue reading

Decision Mid-Bite

Decision Mid-Bite

There is power in realizing that once you deeply know something that knowledge cannot be undone. Once we are even just a little practiced in mindful eating, once we experience how different our relationship with food can be, we are then equipped with the power of that knowledge. Even when we unconsciously (or consciously) decide … Continue reading

The “yoga-body” barrier

The “yoga-body” barrier

Yoga is more than a very trendy way to work out while sporting our new LuLu. It can be a very powerful mechanism for experiencing our own body. For many years when I heard yoga I looked the other way. It just didn’t seem like it could possibly be for a heavy, uncoordinated body like … Continue reading