Eating In Peace
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Eating In Peace

Eating in “Peace” By Laura Cipullo, RD, CDE, CEDRD, CDN   No matter our age, our education or our past experiences, we are always able to learn more…especially new and different things. Two Fridays ago, alongside my peers, Andrea Gitter, MA, LCAT, and Jill Castle, RD, I delivered a presentation on Intuitive Eating and Diabetes to the New York City Nutrition Education Network (NYCNEN). After the presentation, NYCNEN offered the attendees a mindful lunch meal experience.

6 Life Lessons I Learned From Running Marathons
She ran miles towards this wisdom.
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6 Life Lessons I Learned From Running Marathons

Dr. Judy Tutin is a life coach who ran her way to six amazing lessons that shaped her adult life. From staying dedicated to finding the motivation to continue, her tips will help you realize you also have what it takes to accomplish your goals, both professional and personal, in life.

Why I meditate
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Why I meditate

I have been interested in meditation for years, but it was only until fairly recently that I completed a Vedic meditation training here in NYC and committed to a regular practice. In the Vedic tradition, a mantra is used to anchor the meditation. One of the biggest benefits of meditation, as far as I am concerned, is that it is a consciousness and practice of training the mind. I didn’t realize the full extent to which my mind was a wild animal until I began the practice of taming it. Jack Kornfield compares the mind in meditation to a puppy.

Observing your thoughts and feelings
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Observing your thoughts and feelings

I run a therapy group on Thursday evenings with a focus on relationships. A couple of weeks ago we had an interesting discussion about distinguishing between thoughts and feelings and emotions. We decided that it’s useful to distinguish between feelings and emotions by defining emotions as the reflexive reactions that rise and fall outside of our control. Feelings are created when we attach to emotions, usually via our thoughts. For example, imagine you are sitting at home on the couch and you suddenly feel a wave of sadness (emotion).

4 Tips To Improve Your Communication
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4 Tips To Improve Your Communication

We all know we should spend more quality time talking to our partners, but knowing how to have heart-to-heart talks in the busy-ness of everyday life is easier said than done. Couples therapy experts recommend spending a bit of time together every day to check in with each other. This is more realistic and sustainable when combined with an activity you’re already be doing every day, such as having breakfast or dinner together, or when you settle down and get comfy at night.

4 Guaranteed Relationship Destroyers
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4 Guaranteed Relationship Destroyers

Have you ever found yourself giving your partner the silent treatment, rolling your eyes, or blaming your partner for your own actions?  Albeit small, if these behaviors occur high in frequency and intensity they are markers that often accurately predict whether a relationship will succeed or fail.

How to get through a scandal you created?
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How to get through a scandal you created?

In the immortal words of famed rapper Jay-Z, No matter where you go, you are who you are player!  Whether the scandal is going on in your community or within; what happens in the dark will come to light.  Mama’s all over the world, including my own, are fond of warning their children to be conscious and aware that anything that they do in private, it could possibly get out to the public.  Remember, each thought and action is planting a seed and what you plant now will determine what you will reap later.  Stop telling yourself that the drama you create