Many of us over-think the problems in our lives. Maybe you over-think your relationships or eating habits. Perhaps you worry compulsively. You may even have started to over-think over-thinking! If you’ve ever wished you could stop over-thinking, this simple guided meditation may help.
In this episode, clinical psychologist Dr. Jennifer Taitz discusses the pitfalls of rumination. Dr. Taitz is the author of the audiobook, “End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food.” Today she walks us through the links between over-thinking and suppression, avoidance, and distress—and offers a way to stop over-thinking with a soothing and centering guided mediation. This meditation is designed to bring you out of your thoughts and into the present moment.
How often do you grab a meal and eat it in the car, or eat while standing over the sink, thinking about the thousand other things you need to do? When was the last time you truly savored a meal? Today we’re sharing an excerpt from psychologist Susan Albers’ audiobook Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Relationship with Food. Dr. Albers shares the characteristics of mindful eating, and the benefits it can have on your life. Learn about the Buddha’s insights into mindful eating, and discover the benefits of eating―and living―mindfully in your own day-to-day life.
Do you turn to the pantry when you’re feeling upset? If you eat to help manage your emotions, you probably already know that it doesn’t work that well. Once you’re done eating, you might even feel worse.
In today’s episode, we’re sharing an excerpt from clinical psychologist Jennifer Taitz’s audiobook End Emotional Eating: Using Dialectical Behavior Therapy Skills to Cope with Difficult Emotions and Develop a Healthy Relationship to Food.
In this excerpt, Dr. Taitz addresses the cycle of craving, caving, and guilt, that can so often feel endless. Instead of feeling helpless, she offers an effective technique to “surf” over your urges—whether or not they center around food.