Embrace Your Love of Food This Holiday Season

by Lori Schermers, RD

The holidays are filled with the warmth of love from family and friends, brilliant decorations, and an abundance of food and traditions. Many of us eagerly anticipate the traditional foods of the season while worrying about how to manage the numerous social events.

The stress of the holiday season combined with the abundance of seasonal foods, including desserts and treats, creates understandable challenges for eating ...

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The Benefits of Taking a Mindfulness Class

by Ashley Bovin

As the benefits of mindfulness are becoming more widely accepted, and it continues to grow as a practice and influence in our culture, there’s no shortage of resources available to help you begin your own mindfulness journey. These resources can vary in cost and commitment level—from free articles, apps, podcasts, and e-books, to full-length books, one-day workshops, week-long retreats, and 8-week classes. 

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Overcoming the Wanting Mind

resisting ChocolateBy Lynn Rossy, PhD

One of the most common statements I hear at the beginning of my mindful eating classes is “I can’t stop eating because it tastes so good even when I’m full.” My question is “Are you listening to your belly or to your mind?” After a short pause, I hear “From my mind!”

People get it. They can immediately recognize that we get different messages from our bellies (which ...

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A Season and Reason to Be Kind

by Lori Schermers

Winter is the season of self-reflection and renewal. Many of us set intentions to move more, eat better, improve our time management, give more, or spend less money. In some aspect all of these are on my list of intentions for 2018.

Is being kinder to yourself on your list of intentions for the coming year? It’s made mine. ...

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Mind the Gap: A Guide to Mindful Eating

by Lori Schermers

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“Between stimulus and response there is a space. In that space is our power to choose our response. In our response lies our growth and our freedom.”   Victor E. Frankl

On a recent trip to London, we frequently used the extensive subway system known as the Underground. At every train stop there was an announcement to MIND THE GAP between the train car ...

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A Path of Mindful Eating

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Lori Schermers RD

My Journey

My journey with mindful eating began over 30 years ago as I learned to listen and honor my body during my recovery from an eating disorder. This was prior to the popularity of Mindfulness. Back then it was referred to as conscious eating which had many of the same principles of mindful eating such as:

• Eat what you are really hungry for
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