Whether you know it or not at some point in your life you have “meditated”, you have focused intently on something, you have been so consumed by the present moment that all other thoughts seem to cease, you have sat in silence staring at the wall noticing the thoughts in your mind and therefore you have meditated.
I recently finished up a year long series of psychology classes at Stanford University with Kelly McGonigal, a health psychologist and yoga instructor I have followed and admired for years. I was psyched (no pun intended) to study with Kelly because she has intelligently meshed two philosophies near and dear to my heart: science and mindfulness. I can’t believe the day has finally arrived that researchers are studying, in a scientific manner, the effects of meditation and mindfulness… and showing statistically significant results of how mindfulness WORKS! Over the course of this last year we delved deep into the scienceContinue Reading >>
The Spring Equinox of March 20th marked the first day of Spring (my favorite season) but I still find it hard to believe that it’s already March… 2013… When did that happen? Do you ever find yourself saying the infamous words “time flies”… I certainly do and it’s not always because I’m having fun. The reality is time is ALWAYS moving… FORWARD. There have been moments these last few months where I wish I could turn back time and other moments I wish I had the super power to freeze time and revel a little while longer in the simpleContinue Reading >>
(Previously posted Feb 2011) Bio-Individuality. I have been thinking a lot about this word and how it relates to what we eat. Before I delve into details, let me ask you a simple question: How would you feel if you are clothes shopping and the only size available is “one size fits all” and the only colors are “black or white”; there might be a very small percentage of you that are getting excited about the idea, but for the most part it would suck. Why? Because every body is different and varies in shape, size, complexion, and more. What looksContinue Reading >>
Welcome to 2013 everyone! I hope you all had a fabulous time celebrating the holidays and ringing in the New Year. Did you all set your goals for the year? You have until the end of the week to solidify them so take your time and if you need some help read my post on SMART goals. Every year I take some time to get away by myself and reflect on the last 365 days and set an intention for the next 365 days to come. This time of the year has a very special meaning to me where threeContinue Reading >>