1 comment on “Practicing Gratifood: Five Steps to Eating Mindfully”

Practicing Gratifood: Five Steps to Eating Mindfully

Happiness cannot be traveled to, owned, earned, worn, or consumed. Happiness is the spiritual experience of living every minute with love, grace, and gratitude.” -Denis Waitley What people usually mean when they say “gratifood” is the process of applying gratitude…

7 comments on “4 Steps to Get Lean in Today’s Fattening Society”

4 Steps to Get Lean in Today’s Fattening Society

By Shannon Leavitt, M.S., R.D. It’s no secret that modern life makes it tough to ignore popular food trends and lead a healthy lifestyle. Today, being sedentary and consuming the food industry’s addictive combinations of fat, salt, and sugar is…

12 comments on “8 Sattvic Foods to Help Balance Your Body and Mind”

8 Sattvic Foods to Help Balance Your Body and Mind

He who practices yoga without moderation of diet, incurs various diseases, and obtains no success.” (Gheranda Samhita 5/16) A branch cannot survive on its own. It must connect to the tree trunk and roots in order to absorb the elements…

0 comments on “How to Overcome the “Blahs””

How to Overcome the “Blahs”

Do you ever feel “blah?” As I write this I am glancing from my computer screen to a window that is streaked with rain. Through the blurred glass I see the gray water of Bellingham Bay and the  eternally gray Washington…

2 comments on “The Ethics of Eating”

The Ethics of Eating

As unique beings we all have different hopes, fears, conditioning, expectations, and agendas around our health and our relationship to food and eating. Over the years of teaching and doing nutritional counseling, I have found it valuable to establish my own set of personal ethics in regards to my health and that of the planet.

11 comments on “Seize the Summer: Ayurvedic tips to keep cool and stay balanced during the summer months”

Seize the Summer: Ayurvedic tips to keep cool and stay balanced during the summer months

Editor’s note: This is a guest post by Melina Meza, RYT-500, BS Nutrition In the world of Ayurveda, we are now in the summer season (June-August), which means whenever summer arrives in your geographical location, you will have a stronger…