Category: Mindful eating

mindful eating – an introduction

For this second guided exercise in the Mindfulness in Nature brief video series, bring a small piece of food (fruit, etc) and experience of the adventure of eating mindfully. Enjoy!

SAVOR’s resolutions

When I retired from my clinical role in 2019, I’d spent over fifteen years counseling clients on a variety of concerns, with a long-standing specialty in mindfulness-based eating disorder treatment. Training in self-compassionate awareness led individuals to develop a more 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…

What is mindful eating?

From the seminal book, Mindful Eating, by Jan Chozen Bays, MD: “Mindful eating is an experience that engages all parts of us, our body, our heart, and our mind, in choosing, preparing, and eating food. Mindful eating involves all of the senses…”

Savoring winter greens

It’s a relief to catch my breath after the frenetic pace of summer. Winter is a time of rest, both for the soil and for our bodies. Shorter days, cooler weather – an opportunity to slow down, go to bed earlier, take stock of…

Edible art

Yes, you should play with your food! Mindful eating invites us to feast with all of our senses during our next meal or snack. For families who want to have fun with gardening, check out this article: https://www.pbs.org/parents/thrive/gardening-with-kids-how-it-affects-your-childs-brain-body-and-soul. And here’s another blogger’s perspective on…

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…

Connect with Your Food

Last Saturday, I visited the Hollywood Farmer’s Market (open every other week during the winter months) and feasted onĀ the usual albeit smaller displays of local food, plants, and produce. From the Persephone Farm standĀ  (http://www.persephonefarmoregon.com/), I purchased an assortment of beets, which I used…

Why I love Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

Why I love this series (or, at least, a few of the many, many reasons):

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