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Letting Go of Resistance

changessmall.jpg The saying that “we’re creatures of habit” is one we can often relate to. In the unconscious comfort of routine, we mindlessly fall back to what’s familiar, sometimes not even recognizing the habit until we are approaching change. How often do you find yourself resisting trying something new? You may debate in your mind whether or not you should stay in your current job or situation, sticking with the status-quo. Perhaps this dilemma contributes to the stress that you later try to solve with comfort foods.

Savoring the Signs of Spring

The transformation is subtle at the start, yet slowly but surely, Spring invites us to experience life's renewal through its many sights, sounds, smells, textures, and tastes. If we pause to notice these changes, then we may remember the nature of our existence: All is impermanent.

A Parsnip Twist by Susan Guillory

Growing up in the Deep South the word parsnip was not even a part of my vocabulary until I moved to London in the early 70’s. It was there that I was introduced to this very interesting tuber vegetable and have since grown to love its versatility.

Contemplative Practices in Higher Education by Hannah Gorman

Colleges are finding contemplative practices useful for their students. For example, University of Mary Washington started an Annual Mindfulness Week in 2013 for students, faculty and staff. Hannah is now sharing her experience from one of her courses where her professor applied mindfulness in his delivery.

Warming Comfort Foods by Susan Guillory

When the weather turns cold and one starts to turn “inward” to think of ways to cope, I love to take this time to reflect and mindfully create “warming” foods for my family. These are two of my quick and easy favorite recipes that have energizing, power packed nutrients:

Colorful Cooking with Cranberries


Susan Guillory shares some holiday treats based on a quintessential holiday ingredientthe cranberry.

We New Englanders would not dream of missing out on using our cheerful, indigenous Cape Cod cranberries during the winter holiday season. Whichever event you are celebrating—Winter Solstice, Hanukkah, Christmas, or Kwanzaa–there is always a delicious way to serve these colorful and tasty additions. Cranberries contain powerful anti-oxidants that may reduce the risk of heart disease.

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