Forgiveness Practice

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...
Beyond Mindful Eating

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...
Giving Thanks

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....
Yoga to Reduce Trauma Symptoms

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...