Food Fight or Exercise Attack

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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 […]

Christine’s Mindful Eating Challenge

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As an editor at My Yoga Online, I spend a lot of time reading articles about mindfulness and meditation. They seem to be hot topics right now and every day, as I walk home from work, I think about committing to incorporating these practices into my own life… I do a lot of thinking. Last […]

Identifying Hungers: A Tool In Recovery & Living!

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This article is one of the best I have ever read about mindful eating. Understanding, recognizing and honoring the “seven hungers” is a fascinating and exceptional approach to learning about our relationship to food and hunger. Read on; I think you will agree. “Clocks and programs cannot tell you when you’re hungry, but your body […]

How to Make a Restaurant Trip Successful

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When I take clients to restaurants to eat they are intimidated for many reasons. They do not have control over how the food is prepared and they are nervous about the portion size and social setting. Although these things are scary, they do not have to ruin the fun of eating out! There are several […]

What is Normal Eating?

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We hear many different messages about eating, how to eat and what to eat. Defining normal eating is a difficult task and can mean different things for different people. Ellyn Satter (http://www.ellynsatter.com), a social worker and registered dietician, suggests that normal eating includes: “Going to a meal hungry and eating until you are satisfied. Being […]

February is Eating Disorder Awareness Month

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Recovery is possible! Visit our page to find help for your eating disorder The Rapid Recovery Narrative “True love is deeply caring for yourself; only then, can you be fully available to love others deeply” Allison Stuart Kaplan I used to have anorexia, but I’m better now. I’ve heard that phrase countless times. In our […]

Ayurveda At Home: Watching Your Weight During The Holidays

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In Ayurveda, not only is eating in accordance with your constitutional type important, but developing balanced behavioral tendencies surrounding food can be the most valuable tool to understanding nutrition and controlling weight. Your yoga practice will help you effortlessly bring mindfulness to your eating habits and improve your relationship with food. During the holidays, it seems we are bombarded […]

With Gratitude

Gratitude & Love Unlock Our Hearts

“Gratitude unlocks the fullness of life. It turns what we have into enough, and more. It turns denial into acceptance, chaos to order, confusion to clarity. It can turn a meal into a feast, a house into a home, a stranger into a friend. Gratitude makes sense of our past, brings peace for today, and […]

Right Here. Right Now.

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Eating mindfully and applying atha to your practice. I have been deeply inspired in my daily life by the very first sutra in the classic text called Yoga Sutras of Patanjali. The arrangement in which the sutras are placed is related to their significance, so the very first word in the first yoga sutra is […]

A MUST READ For Anyone Who Battles With Food! INTUITION: All You Need To Eat Right

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Advice on what and how much we should be eating is plentiful. Doctors, diets, magazines, friends and family all put in their two cents. In our culture, we are fed a lot of messages about food and eating. Does all this advice really help us to eat in an optimal and mindful way? Or is […]