Every year, one herb seems to grab my attention. Last year, I centered parsley for my Passover project – selling and donating over a hundred parsley starts to the local Beacon Hill community during the month of April. In 2023, I’m all about borage.… Continue Reading “Cool as a cucumber and a friend to the bees”
This summer, I’ll resume online educational programs focused upon nature-based stress reduction and strategies to deepen food joy. It seems like only yesterday – yet it’s been 16 years ago, since I attended a Mindful Eating retreat led by Dr. Jan Chozen Bays at… Continue Reading “Sowing Food Joy & Harvesting Wellness”
Recently, I’ve been (re)exploring the practice of savoring, which remains just as integral to what I do and how I live as when I first established The SAVOR Project several years ago.
Yesterday morning I read from Camille T. Dungy’s collection Trophic Cascade, while I waited for a doctor’s appointment. The poem Characteristics of Life, in particular, reached out and grabbed me; luckily, I had a chance to read (and fully savor) her words several times.… Continue Reading “Savoring as the soil for gratitude”
In this newest Mindfulness in Nature guided video, we’ll explore our experiences with water and observe opportunities to savor this resource, as a way to soothe and enhance mind/body health.
In previous posts, I’ve discussed the practice of savoring, which has roots within both the mindfulness and positive psychology fields. Savoring is available to everyone. We can savor memories of experiences from the past, bring mindful attention to pleasurable current experiences, and anticipate those… Continue Reading “S is for summer (and savoring)”
A favorite poem that I like to read aloud at the beginning of each year: Love After Love The time will come when, with elation, you will greet yourself arriving at your own door, in your own mirror, and each will smile at the… Continue Reading “Feast on your life”
The lilac is blooming, and the rain has lifted. Amazing how each garden transition is like a birth. Just like each breath, and each day. Last night I hosted a short silent meditation session for my Mindful Self-Compassion community, and I read Mary… Continue Reading “Savoring flowers”
It’s that time again. I’m clearing out the vegetable beds closest to our house. I’m rinsing out my germination flats with bleach, and filling them with seedling mix. I’m fondling seed packets, and paging through piles of seed catalogs. What will I grow? How… Continue Reading “A new planting year begins”
From Embracing the Good, a chapter in the Mindful Self-Compassion Workbook (Neff & Germer, 2018): “Savoring involves noticing and appreciating the positive aspects of life – taking them in, letting them linger, and then letting them go. It is more than pleasure – savoring… Continue Reading “The scoop on savoring practices”