Warning: I hope you are not reading this on your phone sitting on a toilet or on your laptop while you eat. If you are, please either put the fork down and finish reading or come back to the article later. It is crucial to your well-being. You’ve been warned!
It’s much easier to change an unhealthy habit when you have a clear strategy or other healthy habit to replace it with. Having a void is much more challenging.
We are encouraged to listen to our body and to trust our intuition when it comes to choosing food and making big decisions in life.
We are great at setting goals, we are good at creating a vision, but not many of us rely on actions and behavior change to bring forth what we desire. Rarely do we turn to examine our surroundings – the environment that we live in. In this particular situation I want to talk about the influence of the environment on our health.
What percentage of your day do you spend thinking about food: what to eat, whether it is good or bad for you, feeling guilty about breaking the rules, considering a diet, reading about new approaches to diets….?
Interview with Cate Stillman of Yoga Healer
We tend to idealize people, theories, and traditions and try to copy them to our life. This happens with ayurveda a lot. Breaking tradition is looked down upon.
Recently, I read an interesting article called Beware Of the Late-Night Snack Attack by Carrie Arnold, a science writer who specializes in eating disorders.
Mindfulness is a powerful tool. It can give you answers that even an experienced therapist can’t.
It’s been 5 days since I got back from my Panchakarma retreat at the Ayurvedic Institute in NM. Panchakarma is a traditional ayurvedic detoxification program. It includes a specific diet, treatments, and an herb regimen.The goal is to help the body get rid of the waste and come back into balance.
A lot of my clients and friends find Ayurveda very intuitive once they start studying it. However, applying it to daily life, especially cooking and eating can be a bit overwhelming at first. Don’t worry, it gets much easier with time!