Monday Morning Acu-Minute

Every Monday morning at 6am, Karen sends out a little, informative blog called the Monday Morning Acu-Minute. To receive the “Minute,” please leave your name and email address.

Here are a few examples of earlier posts.

September 12, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Smiling and Laughing Releases Endorphins

Smiling releases endorphins, and laughter releases even more! What are endorphins? They are hormones produced by our bodies when we […]
September 5, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Smiles (Even Fake Ones) Release Neurotransmitters That Make You Feel Good

Here’s a thought for your day: “Sometimes your joy is the source of your smile, but sometimes your smile can […]
August 29, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Smiles are Contaguous

Good Morning! Welcome to our new topic…Why Smile? We have talked quite a bit here on the Acu-Minute about the […]
August 22, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Why is Each Acupuncture Treatment Different?

An alert acupuncture patient recently asked me a great question. “Why are my acupuncture treatments always different? I notice that […]
August 15, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

In Honor of the Olympics, Some Thoughts on Excellence

In honor of the amazing Olympics…some thoughts on Excellence. “The will to win, the desire to succeed, the urge to reach […]
August 8, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Take a Moment Before a Meal to Give Thanks

Give Thanks. Take a moment before a meal to give thanks. Allow yourself to reflect on the number of people, […]
August 1, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Make a Fist and Just Say “No!”

Today I’m going to talk about mindful eating and “Just say no!” Learning to say “No” to food can be […]
July 25, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindfulnes, Eating and Water

This seems like a good day to talk about Mindfulness, Eating and Water! And the connection is….sometimes people confuse hunger […]
July 18, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindful Eating While on Vacation

Yes, in this wonderful vacation season, wherever we go, we always have to eat. And our relationship with food will […]
July 11, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindfulness Starts With Making Your Mind Less Full

A big part of mindfulness is paying attention. I had to laugh as I wrote that sentence because I knew […]
July 4, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Good Morning! Welcome to your 4th of July, 2016! I thought it was pretty comical to be writing about Mindful […]
June 27, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

More Tips to Awaken Mindful Eating

Savor Each Bite Eating can be a rich experience, involving all of our senses if we slow down a bit […]
June 20, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Put Down Your Fork Between Bites!

As we mentioned last week, it’s a challenge for many people to know when to stop eating. In a perfect […]
June 13, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Knowing When to Stop Eating

First, I hope you had some fun with last week’s raisin exercise! Today we will move along to knowing when […]
June 6, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

The Raisin Meditation — An Exercise in Mindfulness.

I’d like to suggest a wonderful little exercise to help you experience Mindful Eating. The Raisin Meditation Holding: First, take a […]
May 30, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindfulness in Action: Stop, Look and Listen!

Today I want to share an insightful conversation I had with a friend of mine, who is also an Acu-Minute […]
May 23, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Where You Eat May Affect Digestion and Feeling Satisfied

Continuing with our topic of mindful eating, we now pose the question, intended to invite self-observation and reflection, “Where do you eat?” […]
May 16, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Mindful Eating Includes Being Attentive to What We Eat

Mindfulness involves being attentive to ourselves. Concerning bringing mindfulness to eating, we have been breaking the eating process into categories. […]
May 9, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Does the Time of Day Determine When it is Time for You to Eat?

Last week we brought up questions (to ask ourselves) about WHY we eat. Today we will explore ideas around WHEN […]
May 2, 2016
Monday Morning Acu-Minute by Karen Johnson

Are we Really Hungry or is Something Else Happening?

A good question to ask of ourselves when exploring mindfulness around food is, “Why am I eating?” Does that appear […]