Month: June 2018

Shame and Guilt don’t help with weight loss

Shame and guilt: why do we feel them? I believe we experience shame and guilt when are JUDGING ourselves –  making a value based observation of ourselves (like our behavior, our appearance and so on). Most of us feel badly about ourselves if we hurt other people. However, many of us feel shame and guilt about our bodies and by extension…

Knowledge is not a substitute for action

I’ve been an on-and-on meditator and practitioner of other forms of mindfulness (paying attention to the present moment and accepting whatever arises through practices like meditation) for almost 40 years – my mom was an early adapter of eastern practices and shared them with us as children.  But, I’ve been a FULL ON knowledge gourmand for over 50 years. I LOVE…

Did you know your mind wanders almost 50% of the time?

But…the good news is that there are techniques your can use to learn mindfulness – to train the brain to be present. Last week I talked about practicing mindfulness in your daily life.  Today, I want to introduce you to a type of meditation that is an easy and simple way to practice mindfulness. Now, a lot of clients tell…

Do you find yourself rushing from place to place? Me too!

Today I missed an exit – an exit I have turned off about 500 times. Why? Because my mind was on…the next thing…then the next thing…then the next thing after that. Despite preaching (and practicing) mindfulness, I still find myself rushing around and not being present in the moment. On any given day, I might have entire conversations with my…