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Equanimity Revisited

Equanimity Revisited

At the end of January, I introduced you to the concept of equanimity. Now, the middle of the holiday season, may be a good time to revisit. The term equanimity has its origins in Latin and means “to be even in mind.” When you are in a state of equanimity, you can keep...
Mindful Gift-Giving

Mindful Gift-Giving

If giving gifts is part of your holiday tradition, I would like to show you how to select those gifts in a mindful manner. To begin, think about the recipient of the gift. Who is she? What does she enjoy? Ask yourself what would this person want? So often we choose...
Revisiting Mindful Hunger

Revisiting Mindful Hunger

This afternoon as I sat down to preparer this passage for you, I found myself unable to concentrate. My focus kept wandering off the page. Then I noticed it – the rumbling in my stomach. I was hungry. For me, a typical hunger signal is loss of focus.  So, I had a...
Teach Someone Meditation

Teach Someone Meditation

 “They” say that the best way to learn something is to teach it. Teaching make you an expert on the very subject you are choosing to teach. I felt that way at the end of each semester when I was a psychology professor. By the end of the semester I knew more about the...
How Tuned in Are You?

How Tuned in Are You?

Today, I want to you to check in with how tuned in you are with your body. If you have been practicing checking into see not only how hungry you are but also how food (and drink) feels within your body you are truly a mindful eater. Making the decision to pay...
When in Doubt, Be Grateful

When in Doubt, Be Grateful

Bad days happen. We all have them. The car gets a flat. The kids miss the school bus. Your boss wants that report yesterday. When you are ready to throw your hands up in the air and don’t know what to do, be grateful. Gratitude puts things into perspective. Once we...