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Things Are as They Are

Things Are as They Are

Equanimity is a great Scrabble word. It is also a great state of mind. Equanimity means calmness, composure, and levelheadedness. In a world filled with stress, uncertainty and pain, learning to cultivate equanimity is very helpful. You can use your meditation...
Everyday Mindlessness

Everyday Mindlessness

We live on auto-pilot. This is not necessarily a bad thing. The idea that we do many things without having to think about them is good. For example, we breathe without having to remind our lungs to do their job. We walk and run without deliberately moving our legs. We...
Goldilocks and a Lesson in Mindful Eating

Goldilocks and a Lesson in Mindful Eating

Once upon a time, in a far-off distinct land, there lived a little girl named Goldilocks. One day, Goldilocks took a walk in the forest and came upon a house. She knocked on the door. No one answered so she walked in. Goldilocks saw three bowls of porridge sitting on...
Take a Food Selfie

Take a Food Selfie

I love to travel, and when I travel, I love to sample local cuisine. I also love to photograph it. In fact, if you look at any of my travel albums, they are equal parts historical monuments and food. When I’m traveling and I’m sampling local cuisine I take...
Noon Does Not Have to Mean Eat!

Noon Does Not Have to Mean Eat!

One of the skills you develop as you become a mindful eater is learning to identify when you are truly hungry and when you want to eat just because it’s meal time. We have been conditioned to eat three meals a time at specific times so, as a result, we think we need...
A Happy and Mindful Holiday to You

A Happy and Mindful Holiday to You

As joyful as this time of year may be, it is also filled with stress, anger, fatigue, disappointment and pain. It is a season when it is easy to forgo self-care and when good intentions to meditate and eat mindfully fall out of awareness. My gift to you this holiday...