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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

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

Strands in a Web

Strands in a Web

A cornerstone in my broken relationship with my body was to obsessively compare my body to the bodies of others and extrapolate all kinds of false stories on whatever observation I held.  For example, if I compared myself to someone who I perceived to have a “better” body, I would determine that they must be … 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

Gratitude for the Gift

Gratitude for the Gift

Name a diet and I have tried it. I have belonged to Weight Watchers in 3 different countries over 3 different decades,  I have tried the Zone, Atkins, Slimfast, NutriSystem, Herbalife and many, many others. All of them worked…for a while. Then that inevitable day would come when I would find myself on my second … 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