Courage Continued – Braving Your Self

images454In my last post I talked about how courage is a vital ingredient in achieving sustainable weight-loss and restoring health. Rising above the health and weight challenges we face involve growing into ourselves--and that usually requires a moderate dose of courage.

Mind-Body Eating – An Introduction to Developing a Mindful Eating Practice – Leave the Diets Behind

Mind-Body Eating – Dig Deep and Get to the Root Mind-Body eating seeks to re-establish the mind-body connection so that you can use your own inner-guidance system to listen to your body and direct your food choices. You are the author of your eating. I am not the guru or the expert–you are. In my … Continue reading Mind-Body Eating – An Introduction to Developing a Mindful Eating Practice – Leave the Diets Behind

Mind Traps and Ego Trips in Meditation

The mind, or the ego, is powerful. It does not want to be trained or reigned in. It is our ego that resists meditating. It is a common experience to start meditating for a period of time and then decide that it is not that important and to quit.  You will likely notice during a … Continue reading Mind Traps and Ego Trips in Meditation

Types of Meditation

There are countless ways to meditate. However, for a beginner there are a few recommended ways to begin the process of training one’s mind. To begin, one should set their intention and remind themselves of why they want to have a meditation practice. They can either sit with closed eyes. Once you are in position … Continue reading Types of Meditation

The Basics of Meditation

Frequency What is most important when starting a meditation practice is consistency. Meditating at least once daily is essential to maintain momentum as well as to develop the skill of inner stillness and contemplation. It is ideal however to meditate twice daily, 20 minutes in the morning and 20 minutes in the evening. Space A … Continue reading The Basics of Meditation

How to Meditate

As I mentioned in my previous post Mindfulness Myths, mindfulness and meditation is not about stopping your thoughts, clearing your mind or thinking about nothing. That is essentially impossible. Like mindful living, the purpose in meditation is to observe and detach from your thoughts. Anyone can do it, whether they are naturally focused and calm … Continue reading How to Meditate