Category: Food and family

Engage the whole family in a nourishing and positive relationship with food

On food culture and scarcity

My fondest memories from childhood occurred around the dinner table at my grandparents’ house. In this picture taken when I was five years old, I’m visiting our “East Coast relatives” in New York City. My grandfather, a labor activist and steel mill worker, grew… Continue Reading “On food culture and scarcity”

The Growing Season

As I wind down the final month of my practice as a psychotherapist, things are exploding (in a good way) at home on our little farm. But rest assured, I’m hard at work growing the SAVOR Project, as well, and updates will be coming… Continue Reading “The Growing Season”

Eat like the French, and savor more

Check out the NPR podcast, the Hidden Brain, interviewing a social scientist who has spent his career investigating our relationship with food. https://www.npr.org/player/embed/618941407/619011338

Mindful eating as meaningful action

As farm-to-school programs, community gardens, CSAs, and farmer’s markets grow in number, more individuals are participating in and gaining an appreciation for the entire food cycle, from growing their food to procuring, preparing, cooking, and savoring it. First Lady Michelle Obama’s famous White House… Continue Reading “Mindful eating as meaningful action”

Food as a doorway into mindfulness

Yesterday I made an old favorite, Split Pea Soup with Frizzled Ham, from Mark Bittman’s Food Matters Cookbook. More of an autumn gal, personally, I was thrilled by the morning’s cloud cover and seized the brief spell of cool weather as justification for a… Continue Reading “Food as a doorway into mindfulness”

“The Eat-Repent-Repeat” cycle

I came across this brief talk by Michelle May, MD, as I survey videos from various colleagues. She does a great job of exploring the Why/When/What/How/Where of out-of-control eating, and reminds us of the value of intuitive and mindful eating. Also, “nutrition should be… Continue Reading ““The Eat-Repent-Repeat” cycle”

An inquiry into food and hunger, through writing

“Eat bread and understand comfort. Drink water, and understand delight…” (Mary Oliver, To Begin With, the Sweet Grass) Our relationship with food can reveal something about who we are, where we’ve been, or where we hope to head in the future; how we respond to… Continue Reading “An inquiry into food and hunger, through writing”