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

Helpful Meditation Instructions

Helpful Meditation Instructions

Whether you are new to meditation or a seasoned practitioner, having a strong foundation for your practice is essential to building a consistent practice. Here are my suggestions for how to build your foundation: 1. Choose a time which you can consistently set aside...

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Is Thanksgiving a Gobble-Fest?

Is Thanksgiving a Gobble-Fest?

My favorite holiday of the year is Thanksgiving. It helps that my birthday often falls on that day, making them both extra special. In many cultures, giving thanks, or saying grace, starts a meal. As it turns out, giving thanks is an integral part of mindful eating,...

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This Om’s For You

This Om’s For You

If you have been following this blog, you know that the foundation for mindful eating awareness is a daily meditation practice. If you were new to meditation, I suggested you begin with a one-minute meditation practice. Then, I expanded it by three minutes. The...

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A Vote for Mindful Eating is a Vote For You!

A Vote for Mindful Eating is a Vote For You!

Today is Election Day in the United States. In a democracy such as ours, Election Day reminds us that we can choose whom we want to represent and govern us. Mindfulness is like Election Day, because with mindfulness we get to choose too. We choose where to put our...

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Same Old, Same Old?

Same Old, Same Old?

If you are like I was, you are in the habit of eating the same foods over and over again. You may have a few go-to breakfasts. Some favorite lunches and dinner entrees. You probably have some must-have snacks. The problem with having the same foods all the time is...

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Treats or Tricks

Treats or Tricks

Soon the bewitching hour will be upon us. Little ghosts and goblins will dress as their favorite superheroes and scour the neighborhood for candy. If your home is like most, you have bags of candy waiting by the door for your adorable visitors. If you love candy, you...

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How Does Your Garden Grow?

How Does Your Garden Grow?

For me, one of the unexpected benefits of becoming mindful is discovering how much more life as to offer. This is because mindfulness is a way of noticing more of what has always been there but never paid much attention to. Take nature for example. Do you know how...

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Mindful in the Moment

Mindful in the Moment

The journey I have been taking you on is about mindful eating, but did you know that becoming mindful in the everyday moments of your life can help your mindful eating? It can. By practicing being mindful in the moment we train ourselves to stay focused. What do I...

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Let’s Add 3

Let’s Add 3

Hey, guess what? It’s time to increase your daily meditation practice by three minutes. Three minutes may not seem like a lot, but it is a great way to incrementally establish your daily meditation. If you have been struggling to start your practice, find 1 minute to...

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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.