Tag: mindful eating

Meal as medicine

https://newfoodeconomy.org/culinary-meal-as-medicine-mindful-eating-trauma-anxiety-disorder/ A must-read article, which explores the notion that “food, and the very rituals of eating, could also have the power to heal afflictions of the mind.” Check out the following statements by Jeffrey Zurofsky, the culinary director of a treatment center in California, who also…

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…

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…

Making adjustments, on and off the plate

In the picture below, a couple of our hens are enjoying one of their first spring days outside. April 2016. They’re little more than scrappy balls of molting feathers, but over the course of four months, they will blossom into full-fledged hens. During their first…

“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…

Half a Cookie, Coming Home

From this book: “Forming a healthier relationship with food isn’t about banning certain foods from your life. Nor is it about never eating in certain situations, including when you are in need of some comfort. A range of coping strategies is good. Rather it’s…

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…

Mindful eating

Worth viewing – she outlines some important points about the politics of our current food system, and about our relationship with food.

No Ordinary Apple: A fun new mindful eating book for kids and their families

Check out this sneak peak of a new book on mindful eating designed for young children – reminiscent of the infamous raisin exercise, it had my 4 year old daughter enthusiastically devouring apples with renewed interest. She’s since moved on to a near obsessive…

Savoring life and slowing down

Savor: to become acquainted with by experience; to perceive or recognize; to taste or smell with pleasure; to delight in. In the past year, I’ve closed my Washington practice and said goodbye to some dear colleagues and clients, opened a new Portland office, resumed…