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Guiding you from mindless munching and emotional eating to peace with food and mindful habits

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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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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...

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What Will You Elect Today?

What Will You Elect Today?

The Tuesday after the first Monday in November is Election Day in America. On this auspicious day, we get to cast our ballots for candidates and issues that reflect our values and goals. As a mindful eater, you too get to cast your vote in a way that reflects your...

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Happy Mindful Halloween

Happy Mindful Halloween

Welcome to the best or worst day of the year depending on how you feel about having candy in your home. For those of us who can’t be around a Snickers bar with biting in, Halloween can present many challenges unless you approach it mindfully. Today marks the end of...

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Keep Reading

Keep Reading

Back in May I recommended that you spend a few minutes day reading something what would enhance your journey to mindfulness and mindful eating. Did you do that? If you have, I hope that what you read did indeed help you along in this process. If you did not, it is not...

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Sheila Forman, PhD

Sheila Forman, PhD

Sheila Forman, creator of the TAME Your Appetite program, has been a practicing psychologist for over 20 years. She’s written a number of books on dieting, eating disorders, food management and mindfulness.