Tagged with mindfulness

Is it ‘self-care’ or is it ‘selfish’ ?

Is it ‘self-care’ or is it ‘selfish’ ?

  Earlier this year I found myself in the middle of a delicious unexpected “me-time” opportunity, I was in my office when I had a couple of last minute client cancellations in a row, in the back of my mind I had remembered that just a couple of blocks away a woman was giving an … Continue reading

Can’t Stop Eating? Get (mind)Full

Can’t Stop Eating? Get (mind)Full

Are you mystified with your inability to listen to your body and stop eating when you’ve had enough? For more than seven years in both my personal life and in my psychotherapy practice I have been studying the reasons why we reach for food when we are not hungry. The best answer I have found is … Continue reading

A Profound Courtesy

A Profound Courtesy

There are times when I look at my children and become so overcome with gratitude it actually momentarily takes my breath away. In our family we call these ‘love attacks’. “Oh honey” I say through teary eyes while having held a stare a little too long, “I’m having a love attack” and my kids ready themselves for a relentless round of … Continue reading

Mindful Eating Meditation (audio)

Mindful Eating Meditation (audio)

Have you heard the buzz about mindful eating? The research supports that mindful eating leads to regularly choosing smaller portions, healthier food selections and more satisfaction with every bite. What I have discovered is the incredible beauty and abundance in every bite when approached with the total attention offered through mindfulness. Mindful Eating can completely shift … Continue reading

Befriending Hunger

Befriending Hunger

Sitting in the restaurant the other day with my daughter I became aware that I was experiencing a familiar dynamic of dis-ease as I repeatedly looked at the waiter and toward the kitchen doors, as if my very impatient stare could result in a quicker delivery of my lunch. I had been so wrapped up in … Continue reading

More Than a Mind

More Than a Mind

I was participating in a meditation recently where the meditation teacher stated: “Everyone’s source is their mind”. While I greatly respect this teacher and align with most of his teachings I have difficulty with this one idea. It is commonly held in our culture that our mind is the sum of who we are. Our … Continue reading

A Year of Serenity

A Year of Serenity

I am approaching this year with 3 key resolutions: – Forgiveness – Truth – Love I intend to let 2015 be the year that I reap the promise of serenity more than ever before within my relationships and I am using the beautiful and timeless Serenity Prayer, used as a cornerstone in most programs of … Continue reading

Manifesting Miracles with Oprah – (part 1)

Manifesting Miracles with Oprah – (part 1)

WHAT?? ARE YOU KIDDING ME????  THIS IS CRAZY!! I CAN’T BELIEVE THIS!! I exclaimed with giddy and feverish excitement as I read my email Monday afternoon. That morning had begun with my usual ritual of mindfully grinding beans and brewing my bodum before the kids woke up and the fury of getting out the door ensued. Delightfully I had an … Continue reading

A Guest House for Grief

A Guest House for Grief

Just under four weeks ago the man who loved me first and loved me longest left. At the age of 80, my father, (who had walked 5 miles 10 days prior) died in hospital due to complications from what was supposed to be a rather simple surgery. For years in my early career I  counseled people through … Continue reading

The Candy Haunting of a Compulsive Eater

The Candy Haunting of a Compulsive Eater

I remember the rush of excitement as the cascade of shiny color spilled out of my pillowcase sack on to my bedroom floor. I would methodically separate the loot into its categorical piles: chocolate, suckers, hard candies, chewy cadies, chips, gum and then the miscellaneous pile of disappointment that usually included a toothbrush (we had a … Continue reading