Blog Topic: Mindfulness

Self-Compassionate Eating

If years of negative self-talk have left you frustrated and unhappy with yourself and your body, you might be ready to consider learning about self-compassionate eating.  Using self-kindness, self-care, eating psychology, holistic nutrition and mindful eating, we work...

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Forgiveness Practice

Like many of us, I too have someone in my life I am having trouble forgiving.  I do realize that this block to forgiveness is not serving me any longer. That resentment actually hurts me. And although I will certainly never condone bad behaviour, and I am clear that I...

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Beyond Mindful Eating

Eating mindfully doesn’t mean we have to eat in silence or without pleasure and fun.  Eating healthfully doesn’t mean you can’t enjoy your favorite foods.  The new term is Compassion Inspired Eating. Compassion is gentle, relaxed without struggle. It...

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Giving Thanks

A Hindu blessing, from the Bhagavad Gita, to say before meals: This ritual is One. The food is One. We who offer the food are One. The fire of hunger is also One. All action is One. We who understand this are One....

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Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

Dr. Bessel A. van der Kolk, MD, and a team from the Trauma Center at the Justice Resource Institute has led a three year study looking at how yoga can reduce post traumatic symptoms in women.  From 2008 to 2011, they randomly assigned 64 women who were suffering from...

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Meditation for Stress

This meditation practice helps us learn to be with our stress, anxiety or pain.  Rather than trying to avoid it, or get overwhelmed by our feelings, meditation practice helps us ‘be with’ what we are experiencing. When we practice ‘being with’...

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A Natural Anti-Depressant that Works

Dr. Elisha Stein studies depression and has found that a depressed brain has significantly more activity in the right prefrontal cortex than the left prefrontal cortex.The right side is associated with avoidance, negative emotions, and stuckness while the left side is...

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Kindfulness

Mindfulness practice helps us become more aware of what we are experiencing, while we are experiencing it. So we can start to observe ourselves when we are feeling different emotions and reactions and learn how not to react in the moment.  It helps if we can do this...

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