Mindful Eating – 5 Months Later

A few months ago, I shared my journey of beginning to eat more mindfully. I want to update that journey because I believe in being honest, and sharing the truth about the complexity and imperfection of life. During January and February 2020, I was focusing only on eating, not watching videos, listening to audiobooks, readingContinue reading “Mindful Eating – 5 Months Later”

Mindful Eating – Eating with People

Hectic week, so just taking this directly from my daily journal: Monday 10/2/20 The transformation continues, it seems. As somebody who used to have a restrictive and bingeing relationship with food, I am in awe of what’s happening. I now hardly ever have cravings for junk food. I think it’s because my regular meals areContinue reading “Mindful Eating – Eating with People”

Mindful Eating Day 3 Realizations

Who knew that when you begin to eat mindfully – i.e. not combine food with entertainment or any other activity – you would eat so much less. Also, since the ‘food + entertainment combo’ is no longer an available comfort, I am finding myself less comfortable and entertained, and at a loss as to howContinue reading “Mindful Eating Day 3 Realizations”

If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly

Failure. Why do we entertain this notion, often presented in movies, that someone who is good at something was exceptional at it from the beginning? We know it is not true! But we still watch the drivel, like the new Star Wars movie, where a girl picks up the lightsaber for the first time andContinue reading “If it’s Worth Doing, It’s Worth Doing Badly”

How to Love Yourself Skillfully

NOTE: this is a loooong post, and a little meandering, so proceed at your own peril. ‘What is love? Baby don’t hurt me Don’t hurt me No more’ <La Bouche> If you grew up in the 1990s, you might remember this chewing gum with a cartoon inside, called Love Is. I used to collect thoseContinue reading “How to Love Yourself Skillfully”

If Something is Important…

If something is important, do it every day. If it’s not important, don’t do it at all. Dan John   This is my favorite quote by the philosopher coach, but it seems to be also a frequently misunderstood one. You could say: ‘But there are some things that are important to me, yet I cannotContinue reading “If Something is Important…”

Body Image vs Body Confidence

Imagine how much energy can be freed up in the service of worthy pursuits if you swapped worrying over your body-image for cultivating body-confidence. In our culture, we focus on creating a positive body-image, as if an image has any power. No one’s body-image has ever accomplished anything. Body image is a passive object, itContinue reading “Body Image vs Body Confidence”

From Discipline to Habit

Last week I reached a personally significant milestone of 365 consecutive days of meditation. It seems like a huge number to some, but I knew I would not stop, ever, since day one. So what was it, that got me to commit so utterly to meditation on 11th of May last year and to neverContinue reading “From Discipline to Habit”

Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.

An air of comparison was very rife in our household when growing up. Younger siblings were compared with me, often elevating me to a higher status, and I was compared to my classmates and friends, encouraged to think I was the smartest, prettiest, best at everything. And when that was demonstrated not to be theContinue reading “Comparison Trap and How to Leave It.”