Tag: mind/body health

SAVOR monthly digest

Welcome to the newest SAVOR digest โ€“ an appetizer plate of what Iโ€™ve been exploring (and recommending) in recent weeks. Iโ€™m continuing to feature educational content related to mind/body health, although I’m no longer breaking information into three categories (HEAL, GROW, and SAVOR). This… Continue Reading “SAVOR monthly digest”

SAVOR weekly digest

Throughout January 2021, I’ll post a weekly random collection of resources elevating a therapeutic connection with nature and/or food, along with behavioral health tips designed to improve mind/body health, drawn from current research, recent news, and my two decades of experience in the fields… Continue Reading “SAVOR weekly digest”

Feast on your life

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”

APA addresses farmer stress

In case you missed this information, which I shared on social media earlier this fall, the American Psychological Association has been focusing explicitly on supporting farmers and farmworkers, both during this pandemic year and beyond. Many of us – and especially frontline workers, might… Continue Reading “APA addresses farmer stress”

APA Explores Nature Boost

Check out this April 2020 article from the American Psychological Assocation, on the positive benefits of nature exposure. From its summary: “Spending time in nature is linked to both cognitive benefits and improvements in mood, mental health and emotional well-being. Feeling connected to nature… Continue Reading “APA Explores Nature Boost”

Excerpt – inquiry into hunger

Below you’ll find a short clip from a previous SAVOR Thursdays webinar, exploring mindfulness of hunger. This Thursday I’ll be featuring a slideshow of community gardens and some of my own edible garden highlights, as we review the recent growing seasons here in the… Continue Reading “Excerpt – inquiry into hunger”

Savor the body in movement

How do you find opportunities to move when you’re sequestered inside due to wildfire smoke or other weather events? During times like these, it’s helpful to get creative. As I’ve previously said in sessions with psychotherapy clients, we need to defuse the dreaded “e-word”… Continue Reading “Savor the body in movement”

Beyond this bite: Mindful Eating, Food Literacy, and Therapeutic Horticulture

In earlier posts, I’ve unpacked the definition of mindful eating as it relates to our personal experience and the larger food system, briefly discussed the concept of food literacy, and encouraged us all to play with growing our own food – whether it’s on… Continue Reading “Beyond this bite: Mindful Eating, Food Literacy, and Therapeutic Horticulture”

Mindful eating – connecting with our food system

This short video was inspired by exercises from Dr. Jan Chozen Bay’s book Mindful Eating, which I had the pleasure of experiencing during a mindful eating weekend retreat at Great Vow Monastery and also at a professional conference sponsored by UCSD Center for Mindfulness.… Continue Reading “Mindful eating – connecting with our food system”