Mindfulness and eating habits are a great combination. Of course you want to be aware of what you are eating, right? I’m talking about the mindless hand-to-mouth eating we do sitting in front of the computer, watching movies, and mingling at social gatherings. The mindfulness comes in when eating becomes overindulging. Our tummies have a maximum […]
You Are Not Who You Think You Are
We’ve all been conditioned to think about life and situations in certain ways. We may have been told that we are dominated by the left brain or the right brain, the “creative” or the “logical.” Some of us have been told that we have a Type A personality, that we are “competitive, aggressive, and ambitious” […]
Breathing is a natural part of life. It’s necessary for survival. Breathing in oxygen helps keep your blood circulating, allows your organs to work properly, and eliminates toxins and waste. No one will argue the importance of breathing. While breathing came to us automatically at birth, it can be difficult to perform “breathing exercises.” If you don’t […]
11 Ways to Get Out of Your Head!
Life is a Process, Not a Series of Goals
In a go-go world, we get caught up in the tailspin of chasing after a job promotion, marking off items on our to-do list, running errands, and doing household chores — all for a sense of completion, relaxation, and peace of mind. Too often, our satisfaction is delayed, stalled, or sometimes never comes because of […]
Mindfulness on My Mind
I’ve been meditating for about ten years, and just when I thought I understood the practice, I learned something new. This all came to a head during a discussion I had with a meditation mentor about mindfulness. I’ve read countless pieces of literature on the practice of mindfulness, but it was in this one talk that it […]
This Too Shall Pass
Several years ago, I walked past a sign every day on a co-worker’s door that read: “‘The Only Thing That Is Constant Is Change’ – Heraclitus.” I read the quote and thought, yes, that’s what people say, change is inevitable. It makes sense, and I remember thinking I understood this concept, albeit in its intangible state […]
The Power of a Walk
Happy International Yoga Day!
With June 21st being recognized as the first International Yoga Day, I reflect on my relationship with yoga and everything it has taught me. I get a little nostalgic reminiscing about how yoga has brought me where I am today through memories of my first classes at Casa de Luz with my first teacher. Practicing yoga since 2000, I find it difficult to answer […]
Tackling Stressful Situations
When you are packing for a vacation you try to include everything you need. The Boy Scout Motto is “always be prepared.” At work you rehearse your presentation to make sure it goes smoothly. You’ve probably discovered that the best way to ensure success is to be prepared: to have thought about it in advance. […]