Monthly Archives: September 2012

Mindful eating: awareness at the beginning of the process

When we eat, so often one phase of the process mechanically leads to the next. A regular mindful eating practice (once a day or once a week) brings attention to this ordinary act, so fraught with suffering for so many. … Continue reading

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The little white bird at the bottom of the box…

As we struggle through our Pandora’s box of difficulties: resistance, fear, doubt and anxiety, there’s a little white bird at the bottom of the box we often forget about–humor. The dear friend of humor is hope. Laugh and play every … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.3 Mindfulness

3 key areas in life need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Mindfulness is awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is a … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.2 Creativity

After 20 years with Type 1 diabetes, I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation of everything. Creativity means … Continue reading

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3 Keys to Health: No.1 Knowledge

I’ve had Type 1 diabetes since 1992. After 20 years I see 3 key areas in life that need regular attention: knowledge–an understanding of your condition; creativity–a right-brained pursuit; mindfulness–awareness of the present moment without judgment. Mindfulness is the foundation … Continue reading

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the witch’s feet

the witch’s feet something bad happened something bad happened but nobody wants to talk about it the sky is very blue but there’s a crack in it black birds, dead grass and a brown furry animal looking for – well, … Continue reading

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Mindful Eating: use a meditation bell

Ringing a small meditation bell before and after a meal can calm and center us before we eat. I have always found it difficult to pause before eating. Always a little fear pops up–fear I won’t be able to eat … Continue reading

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