Be Present, Not Perfect

Be Present, Not Perfect

As you practice being mindful in your life and with your eating, you may find yourself being critical of yourself for those moments when you are not being mindful. If that is happening to you, it may be because you are striving for perfection not presence. One of the...
Walk with Buddha down the middle path

Walk with Buddha down the middle path

It is said that the Buddha teaches us to avoid extremes and instead to find our path down the middle. When it comes to food, one extreme could be the mindless eating that robs of you of your joy and health, and another extreme could be being so rigid and inflexible...
A word about exercise…

A word about exercise…

Buddha taught that attachment to outcomes is a root cause of suffering. He encouraged being present for the process, and to let go of the goal. A good place to practice non-attachment is with exercise. Instead of focusing on calories burned, miles logged or pounds...
7 Skills for Mindful Eating

7 Skills for Mindful Eating

When you prepare to eat something do the following: Take a moment and get centered. Breathe. Focus your attention on this eating “event” Check in with your hunger and fullness feelings. Note them. Observe the food you have chosen to eat. Notice what it looks like,...