“And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom.”

Anais Nin

“What lies behind you and what lies in front of you, pales in comparison to what lies inside of you.”

Ralph Waldo Emerson

“When I let go of what I am, I become what I might be.”

Lao Tzu

"Begin doing what you want to do now. We are not living in eternity. We have only this moment, sparkling like a star in our hands, and melting like a snowflake."

Francis Bacon, Sr.

Mindfulness in the Context of Baking

I’m pleased to introduce Chef John McCormack, CEC, CCE, AAC, who will be joining ann arbor therapy and coaching in an exciting new venture. John comes with a lifelong professional career that includes serving as the General Manager of the London Chop House; Executive Chef of the Detroit Athletic Club; and Corporate Chef of Gateway Food Ventures and Red Goose Spice Company. In addition John is certified by the state of Michigan as a Culinary Educator, and brings teaching experience at the Secondary, College and University levels.

If you enjoy, and/or would like to learn more about Baking, we are beginning a group based on the principles of Mindfulness in the context of Baking. For more information about this concept, feel free to read the article: “Psychologists Explain the Benefits of Baking For Other People” by Julie R. Thomson in the Huffington Post. In brief, several ideas are discussed in the article:-Baking is a productive form of self-expression and communication.

  • Baking for yourself and others is a form of mindfulness.
  • Baking for others is a form of altruism.

We will be starting a “hands on” Mindfulness and Baking Group to be held in a facility in the Ann Arbor Area. In each group, we will explore a concept of Mindfulness and BAKE, yes, actually BAKE!

Another new program…

  • Do you struggle with issues around food and/or eating?
  • “Emotional Eating?”
  • How to prepare foods that are nutritious AND taste good?
  • Could you benefit from coaching around setting and achieving your personal fitness goals? If your find yourself in any of the above, read on!

Introducing: Individual Coaching and small Group programs, designed to meet your individually identified goals and address your struggles around:

Eating Mindfully vs “Emotional Eating”

Nutritious Food Preparation—this portion includes an experiential component of actual nutritious meal composition and preparation in a real life kitchen.

Cooking Lessons from a Pro!

I am honored to journey with you and anticipate a meaningful and glorious experience in the continuation of your Story, whatever that story may be.