4 Ways Mindfulness Can Help You Lose Weight

I started my weight loss journey in January and I have slowly but surely had success in losing some weight, almost 15 pounds to be exact. I still have a little ways to go but I'm proud of myself for the progress I've made. I recently took some time to think about how my mindfulness practice has aided in my weight loss journey over the past few months. I'm listing the ways mindfulness and mindful eating have helped me here....more

Snacking Mindfully

My friend Kim texted me last week, and suggested that I write a post about snacking for “snackaholics” like her.  I thought it was a great idea. What are some ways to maintain healthy habits while snacking?I don’t feel that there any real problems with snacking, as long as it is done mindfully and in moderation. Personally, I find that snacking leads to issues for me when I am just dipping my hand into a bag of something and eating just to eat, rather than eating because I am actually hungry....more

Eating In "Peace"

Photo Credit: catface3 via Compfight ccEating in “Peace”By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN ...more

Mindful Cooking Equals Healthy Meals

Eating well takes planning, and by eating well, I mean eating foods that fuel your body.  There are plenty of blog posts out there telling you how to be a foodie; creating gorgeous meals that taste amazing too.  But buried under all of those pretty pictures and cool culinary tricks is an important question: is it healthy? ...more
When I plan our meals for the week, we eat so much better. I make my grocery lists and I know ...more

Tips for Mindful Eating

Being more mindful of your food not only heightens your enjoyment of food, but it can help you manage your daily calorie intake....more

5 Nutrition Tips for staying Fit Through the Holidays

Tip #1:  Sunday Ritual- Start one and be prepared.The Sunday Ritual could include any number of components, but I would encourage a few key ones.  One being this is a time where you take a look at your week ahead.  What partys are this week?  What's your overall schedule?  How many times will you be away from home and having to eat out at a restaurant or party?  Based off these questions, plan.  Extra tip:  plan for encountering more "snacks and goodies" than normal in most places you visit. ...more

Savor - Eating Mindfully

This book is the opposite of the butt-kicking “boot camp” style of taking on your health.  If you’re tired...more

Everyday Spirituality: Holy Moments in your Home Life

Twelve days ago, my family and I moved from Seattle, Washington to Copenhagen, Denmark. As we scrambled for dinner the first night—and ended up eating pizza topped with breakfast bacon—we quickly realized that Danes don’t have much of a take-out culture. In Copenhagen people shop within walking distance of their apartments, usually from small grocery stores that have a very limited amount of pre-made foods. So, that means – yes—cooking from scratch. ...more

Mmmmm...peanut butter! They do sell some brands here DK, but my girls are SO picky. I brought 4 ...more