Tag Archives: kindness

Bowing to Our Neighbors

When my sons were small they loved watching Mr. Rogers. I can’t say I loved watching Mr. Rogers, though I was thrilled they did because he was so kind and the show was so calm. But when Mr. Rogers died, … Continue reading

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Take Kindness on the Road

“Practice kindness all day to everybody and you will realize you’re already in heaven now.” — Jack Kerouac

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Why Do We Eat?

This is the first of 6 questions developed by Megrette Fletcher and Michelle May for people with diabetes and their caregivers to ask. Their approach is outlined in Eat What You Love and Love What You Eat with Diabetes. I … Continue reading

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Disorders of Desire

The title of this post comes from a phrase in Ronna Kabatznick’s The Zen of Eating. She says the Buddha was not an expert on eating disorders but “his expertise on hungers of the heart and disorders of desire is … Continue reading

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Looking Right Here and Now

My spastic blogging in the last months of 2012 can be blamed on moving from Greenfield, MA back to the Boston area. It took more physical and psychic energy than I anticipated. A year ago, I moved to western MA … Continue reading

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It’s Not About Behaviors It’s About Relationships

In the previous post I said, “Now, I’m more able to be kind to myself when I struggle with pausing, or slowing down–and still be kind when I slip and don’t.” The importance of self-compassion and kindness can’t be overstated … Continue reading

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I Bet You CAN Eat Just One

The title of this post is the tagline of a Lay’s Potato Chip ad. It’s a pretty neat summation of the food industry’s approach to selling processed foods. And since I’m in an oppositional mood lately and walking headlong into … Continue reading

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