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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,...
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...
Using Food to Cope?

Using Food to Cope?

For many of us who want to manage our weight, emotions are our enemy. We eat in response to feelings, or as an attempt to avoid them. Either way, we are eating without regard to our physical needs and this can pile on the pounds. Fortunately, mindfulness and mindful...
Sit and Say  “OM”

Sit and Say “OM”

The primary tool in mindful eating is mindfulness meditation. By meditating, you cultivate attention and awareness which increases your ability to stay focused when faced with challenging situations, such as: how to make healthy food choices, what to do when faced...