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A Year From Now

A Year From Now

When I first got my training in MB-EAT, I heard a question posed by Dr. Jean Kristeller, author of Joy of Half a Cookie. She asked, “What if a year from now you lost weight, maybe not as much as you’d like, but you were more in control of your life and eating and the...
School Days

School Days

I always enjoyed the first day of school because it meant a new pair of shoes and a matching outfit. I would walk to the school bus stop with book bag and brown sack lunch in tow. Because I came of age in the 1960’s and 1970’s, my lunch consisted of bologna or...
60 Seconds to Start

60 Seconds to Start

At the heart of my mindful eating training is mindfulness meditation. Now before you get all freaked out and worried about the idea of meditating, let me assure that your meditation is probably not what you think it is. In fact, mindfulness-based meditation may...
From the Inside Out

From the Inside Out

Inside each of us is an all-knowing wise self who understands who we are, what we need and what we don’t. We often experience this all-knowing wise self as a little voice deep inside us. Sometimes it tells us things that we don’t want to hear. That little voice...
Where Has Your Mind Gone?

Where Has Your Mind Gone?

In a previous blog, we looked at mindless eating. In this blog, I’d like to shed light on where else in your life you are being mindless. In other words, where in your life are you acting strictly out of habit when that habit may no longer serve you. Examples of...
Mindless Eating 101

Mindless Eating 101

If mindfulness is about awareness then everything you are unaware of can be deemed mindlessness. In fact, mindlessness means “being without awareness.” In terms of eating behavior, mindless eating means eating without awareness and that is so much of the eating that...