How to Master Stress Using Mindfulness: The Stress Surfing Technique – Part 1

In this series of 3 videos, we’re going to tackle the big one: Stress!

When people join my Free 7 Day Meditation Kickstart program on Facebook, the overwhelming majority of them do so because they want a better way to deal with the stress in their lives.

Well, that’s what this video is all about!

In this 3 part series I’m going to share with you a simple technique I call Stress Surfing, which is a way of using mindfulness to completely transform your relationship with stress.

It’s a way of taking the stress out of stress!


How I Gave Up Sugar Using Mindfulness – Part 3

This is part 3 of a three part series about how I used mindfulness to help me quit eating sugar a few months ago, and how you can do the same.

If you missed the earlier posts, here’s Part 1 and Part 2.

Here, in part 3, I help you put it all together and show you a little secret that can really help you to non-reactively observe even the most intense sensations, such as those of a uber sugar craving =-).

I also show you an easy way to tell if you’re actually making your cravings worse by subtly resisting them, and what to do about that.


How I Gave Up Sugar Using Mindfulness – Part 2

This is part 2 of a three part series on how I used mindfulness to stop eating sugar.

If you’re looking for Part 1, you can find it here.

So, to carry on with the story, over 4 months ago, I completely quit sugar. No more chocolate, no more cookies, no more yummy desserts. Am I nuts?

Aside from the health reasons for wanting to do something like this, I was really curious how my mind and body would react, and how I could apply mindfulness to handle the inevitable sugar cravings and withdrawal.

In the video below, I continue to share with you what I’ve learned in this experiment and how you, too, can stick to a sugar free diet using the power of mindfulness, just like I have.


How I Gave Up Sugar Using Mindfulness – Part 1

About 4 months ago, I decided to stop eating sugar. No more of my favourite chocolate. No more sugar in my coffee, or honey in my tea. No more cookies, cakes, or desserts.

The reasons for this decision were many, but what interested me the most was discovering the impact on my body and mind after I quit sugar. Would I be bombarded by sugar cravings or experience some kind of sugar withdrawal?

I knew that it would be an interesting challenge to stick to a no sugar diet, especially with three kids in the house gleefully eating the stuff in front of me. I also knew that mindfulness would be my secret ally. This video part one a series where I show you how I used mindfulness to stay sugar free for the last 4 months, with way less fuss and deprivation than I had imagined, and how you can do the same.


The Mindful Antidote to Waking up Tired and Cranky

This is Episode 1 in my new Mindfulness In Action video series.

It’s all about the importance of starting each day with a mindful appraisal of your waking emotional state and your initial thoughts.

In this video, I walk you through an example of waking up feeling really tired and cranky.

I show you the kinds of physical sensations, thoughts and underlying emotions and moods that you might run into, and how to apply mindfulness to prevent these thoughts, sensations and moods from taking over your day.