Meditation can be a refuge, but it is not a practice in which real life is ever excluded. The strength of mindfulness is that it enables us to hold difficult thoughts and feelings in a different way—with awareness, balance, and love.
During my yoga teacher training, my teachers often said that an injury is the best teacher. It forces you to take a hard look at your practice, see what your crutches are, where you need to improve, and, most importantly, how to adapt.
I have a theory that I only go “out” for New Year’s Eve once every five years. Meaning, I was due for an event this year. So relatively last minute, and because Gustavo’s been visiting so I wanted to show him even more of my favorite state, we decided to ring in 2019 in Asbury Park, NJ. Continue reading Ringing in the New Year in Asbury Park
And another year comes to a close. Continue reading 2018 In Review
Do certain foods trigger overeating? If so, do you keep them out of the house and avoid them at all costs for preventative measures? Or do you keep them on hand to curb cravings and lightly indulge more often? Write about how both could be beneficial to your eating habits. Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Certain Foods
How did it feel to eat intuitively yesterday? Did you find yourself able to make good decisions? Did you experience an anxiousness over not having a plan or food prepped? Is intuitive eating something that could be beneficial to you? Why or why not? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Intuitive Eating
How did it feel to eat with your non-dominant hand yesterday? How did it make you think or feel differently toward your food? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Switch It Up
Do you feel as though you are grateful for food as a whole? Do you actively have gratitude for your food? Why or why not? Why is this important? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Gratitude
Write about how it felt to enjoy an appropriate, healthy serving size of your favorite treat. How did it feel to not overindulge? Is this something that you think you could do regularly now that you’ve done it? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Treats
Write about how it made you feel to not eat anything non-perishable or processed yesterday. How did it feel to prepare all your own food with fresh ingredients? How did you physically feel? Was it too much work? What did you take away from it? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Unprocessed
Do you eat differently alone than you do in public? Do you overeat in public to seem like you “let loose” and then under eat in private to offset this? Or do you under eat in public to act like you have it all together, but then overeat behind closed doors? Write about your behavior, then assess it. Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Private/Public
What does your order look like when you eat out? Do you almost always over-indulge, so you play it as safe as possible? How do your eating habits make you feel? If someone came to you with the same habit, what advice would you give them? Continue reading 30 Days of Mindful Eating: Eating Out