With so many festive holidays and the new year approaching, the season of merriment and indulgence has begun. I just baked a loaf of Pumpkin Gingerbread that I can't wait to dig into and am already planning out the treats I'll make with my girls over the next few weeks. With all of these rich, and tempting foods within quick reach, here are ten quick tips for making this holiday season a healthful one for you and those you love:
As I have been observing my personal reactions over the past week, in response to what is transpiring in the US after our recent election process, I find myself continuously checking my innate human tendency towards judgment – judging others, judging myself, judging my own reactions. Trying to hold onto the idea of courageous compassion, I find myself challenged to hold space for my hopes for peace, understanding, and nonviolence balanced by my deep sadness and anger. What is the right proportion of the two for me? How should they inspire and inform my ways of being going forward?
Rashmi S. Bismark
I'm a preventive medicine physician specialized in mindfulness, lifestyle, and community health. I'm a yoga teacher, an educator, a researcher, a devoted mom and expatriate wife, living a blessed global nomad life.