Holiday Ugh? How To Survive And Thrive During The Holidays


“If you think you are enlightened, go spend a week with your family.” ~ Ram Dass It’s that time of year again! While many of us can appreciate and enjoy the tradition and festive cheer, not all of the feelings that arise during this season are festive. What is it about the holidays that can […]

Food Fight or Exercise Attack


Everyone of us has the right to enjoy the over-load of delicious holiday treats that are nearly impossible to avoid this time of year. So, don’t fight the fun and yummy indulgences for the next six weeks – that’s entirely exhausting and worthless. A mindful and sensible approach to eating, right along side a consistent […]

Take A Mindful Breath This Holiday Season


How many times have we made up our minds that this holiday season “we are going to be good”. We begin to plot and plan and make up a thousand different scenarios in our minds about what we will and what we won’t allow ourselves to eat, only to find ourselves abandoning our best plans […]

Great Read! FOOD FOR A BETTER MOOD: Eating Well And Feeling Good Through The Holidays


This post was wildly popular with our readers last year (with good reason). So much so, we thought it would be a valuable repost this holiday season. In case you missed it or could use some extra wellness support during the holidays – here you are! Please enjoy and share “Food For A Better Mood […]

Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders – Mother & Daughter Reunions: The Holidays


Mothers, Daughters and Eating Disorders (A series of articles dedicated to nurturance) How do a mother’s own attitudes toward herself get passed to her children? Girls naturally identify with their mothers and this identification can become disturbed when a mother acts in ways that are destructive and lack self respect. When the issue is specific […]

Reclaim and Spread Your Holiday Cheer


If your experience of the holiday season seems to be more frantic than festive, take solace in knowing you are not alone. Across many religions, traditions and families, stress has become an all too familiar accompaniment to end-of-the-year celebrations. Long before the gifts and groceries are actually bought or made, stress can begin in the […]

Mindful Moments with Brenda Strausz: Creating a Low Stress, Joy-Filled Holiday: It Is In Your Hands


If it is to be, it is up to me! — William H. Johnsen Each December people seem more and more stressed by the upcoming holidays. Planning parties, having the right outfits, shopping for gifts, overindulgence in sweet foods and alcohol and family tensions add up to neglecting your own physical and mental health. It […]