Modern women are notorious for shitty self-care. With families, jobs, school, and/or social lives, as well as the ever-elusive (read: nonexistent) superwoman persona, it can be incredible easy to let any focus on ourselves go by the wayside. I’ve personally been guilty of this too many times in my … [Read more...] about The Importance of Self-Care
If you’re currently alive, you’ll recognize that breathing is a pretty big deal. Most people couldn’t tell you how often they do it (almost 30,000 times a day), but no one can live without it! But most of us are doing it wrong. … [Read more...] about The One Little Thing That Could Change It All
I believe the ultimate purpose of mindfulness is to learn to relate differently to all aspects of your life. We cannot change our reactions (to people, work stressors, traffic; pretty much everything) without first developing awareness of our thoughts and feelings. … [Read more...] about Non-Meditation Ways to Build Your Mindfulness Muscles
One of the easiest, fun, and tastiest ways to practice mindfulness is with food, a practice commonly known as mindful eating. I was first introduced to mindful eating in my Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction class, nearly a decade ago. … [Read more...] about One Bite at a Time
Using your senses to get into the present moment is one of my favorite ways to practice mindfulness. I’ve been teaching this to individual clients and groups for nearly a decade, and it seems to be a favorite of many others as well. This is a big part of a modality known in therapy land as … [Read more...] about Mindfulness Through the Five Senses
(Absolutely Everything.*) Mindfulness has been a hot topic in our culture for quite a few years. In some cultures, mindfulness has been a hot topic for, like, thousands of years. I was first turned onto it when I took a Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction course when I was in graduate school, so … [Read more...] about Mindfulness! What is it Good For?
Trail mixes can really be a personal preference, but this is one of my favorite concoctions. (I use raw nuts and seeds that have been soaked for at least 1-3 hours and then dehydrated or dried. This deactivates the enzyme inhibitor so you get all that raw nutrition. I also think they taste better! … [Read more...] about On-the-go Trail Mix
Here are some of my most favorite dips (besides guacamole, which will deserve its own post). These are also great for on-the-go! I take a tiny Pyrex container with me for a snack, or you can take a larger portion in the cooler on road trips. Dip with veggies, rice or almond crackers, or blue corn … [Read more...] about Dip, Baby, Dip