Tagged with meditation

Pass the Peace Please

Pass the Peace Please

For many of us overeating can be an effective, albeit harmful, strategy to fight time. I have often used food to prolong an experience: such as stretching out an enjoyable dinner with my husband by taking an extra helping, or to procrastinate another less enjoyable kind of experience: such when I stop by the kitchen … Continue reading

My Braided Being

My Braided Being

There is a concept within Tibetan Buddhism that every person has three levels of being: the inner, outer and the secret being. The outer being refers to the physical self, the body. The inner being is the thinking mind which includes the ego, self-identify, feelings, and memories etc. The secret being is considered the essential … Continue reading

Still Water

Still Water

Thich Nhat Hahn compares the Mindfulness Meditator to still water; able to reflect things clearly, exactly as they are. So often our view of life is laden with our interpretations and our judgments. We may be having a conversation with someone who seems distant and distracted for example.  Rather than simply observe their state; we … Continue reading

Food as a Doorway

Food as a Doorway

In my history of dieting it felt like every time I would go off plan it was an excuse to count my whole day, sometimes my whole week, as a write off. I would tell myself that I could start again tomorrow next week. I would then be free and engage in an overeating ritual that was … 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

Wisdom from the High Chair

Wisdom from the High Chair

If you watch how a toddler naturally eats you will see that they are all little mindful eaters. When my three year old son is left to his own devices he naturally eats when he is hungry, has no interest in food when he is not and seems to be listening to his body in … Continue reading

A Deeper Kind of Craving

A Deeper Kind of Craving

Deeper Cravings is a very unique program aimed at addressing food and body issues. The program utilizes the practice of presence to help us form a deeper connection with our body so that we begin to lose the body shame, the obsession with dieting, and chaotic eating patterns…and as a result we gain freedom and peace in … Continue reading