Loneliness: Trying to fill the hole in the heart

Loneliness: Trying to fill the hole in the heart

Jim sits down in my office and promptly declares, “The doctors think you can give me some strategies to stop my binging. I know why I eat,” he continues, “I’m lonely. . . I’m not sure that can be fixed.” My heart lurches as he speaks. Loneliness, ah yes, I know that...

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The self-compassion trap. What’s going on?

The self-compassion trap. What’s going on?

Joanna just couldn’t figure out why it wasn’t working. She was practicing the beautiful phrases she’d learn in the self-compassion program daily. She knew them by heart and felt consoled and comforted as she recited them. She could feel the tightness in her chest melt...

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Eating with equanimity

Eating with equanimity

Does a mindfulness meditation practice will help us to feel less reactive and more at ease with food? For most people, eating is not a neutral experience. Often meal times give rise to many thoughts around food (do's and don'ts) and emotions ranging from fear to...

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Letting Go of the Outcome: The Wisdom of Mentorship

Letting Go of the Outcome: The Wisdom of Mentorship

As a new teacher there is so much to think about...logistics, following the curriculum, using the scripts, maintaining the container, and so many other aspects of the Mindful Eating practice. My goal was to be present, patient, and to let go of the outcome even amidst...

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In Search of Healthy Eating

In Search of Healthy Eating

In my dieting days, I was the queen of “healthy” eating. I learned all about the subject from the plethora of diet books I devoured. Each new one promised a solution to my struggle with eating and I couldn’t get enough of them. I even went on to get a degree in...

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New Year’s Resolution or Living with a Vow?

New Year’s Resolution or Living with a Vow?

ways to have a fulfilling life but to be fulfilled. For this, we need to investigate with curiosity what we value most in our lives. What really matter to us? What are we really willing, wholeheartedly, to commit to? And out of those questions we might get our own individual core values.

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