Mindfulness

Creative Ways to Explore the Realm of Walking Meditation

In The Miracle of Mindfulness, Thich Nhat Hanh, writes, “In mindfulness one is not only restful and happy, but alert and awake. Meditation is not evasion; it is a serene encounter with reality.” When I first learned about the powers of meditation, I thought I’d need to sit crossed legged on the floor, surrounded by […]

Continue Reading

Emotional Eating: What It Means and How to Love Yourself Through It

Emotional eating is a term most people have heard and almost everyone has experienced. In its simplest form, emotional eating means eating to feed an inner, psychological need rather than a physical one (hunger). Being an emotional eater can mean different things depending on the person, so let’s dive right into some examples and talk […]

Continue Reading

How to Create A Sacred Space for the Things in Life That Bring You Joy

There’s a scene in the movie Matilda where Miss Honey describes her Aunt’s special chocolate box, each one wrapped in a precious gold foil, only eaten during special moments. Anytime I think of that scene I’m reminded of how simple things can become treasures when we place them in a sacred space, give meaning and value to their […]

Continue Reading

A Letter to My Depression

Listen to me read this outloud… Dear Depression, I’m talking directly to you. I’ve been ignoring you for quite some time now and it’s time we finally spoke. I’ve seen you in my thoughts, I’ve watched your disguises shift and your haze of despair grow stronger. I didn’t want to know who you were, I […]

Continue Reading

The Ultimate List of Mindfulness Resources

Mindfulness is powerful and more and more people are starting to recognize it, cultivate it, and use it in their daily lives. But the notion of being mindful is anything but new. Below is a list of apps, books, websites, articles, blogs, and other resources that I have found or have been shared with me […]

Continue Reading

How to Handle Expectation Hangovers

Rather listen to the post? Have you ever given much thought to how expectations effect your daily life? Just think… You’re going to make spaghetti for dinner but work runs late, you get home, and you’re exhausted and it doesn’t sound good anymore… You’re excited to get started working on that next big home project […]

Continue Reading

Mindful Eating. What the heck does that even mean?

We’ve all seen the studies and reports that say mindful eating can help with weight-loss, keep you fuller longer, help you feel more satiated, more at peace with yourself, etc. And that’s totally true. When I started practicing mindful eating I learned a TON about my body, and what works for me (as well as […]

Continue Reading