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Take it or Leave it

Take it or Leave it

I am often asked how a person will know when she is at peace with food, and my answer usually goes something like this: when you are in the presence of a food that, in the past would lead to excess eating, and in this moment you can take it or leave it, you are at...
You ought to be in pictures…

You ought to be in pictures…

Here’s a fun exercise for you to do to get more acquainted with how mindless we can be around food. Find a glossy magazine with lots of photos. It could be women’s magazine, a cooking magazine or another thing else that grabs your attention. Leaf through the magazine...
Make Friends with Food

Make Friends with Food

If you’ve been at war with food and your body, it’s time to make peace, or, at the very least, become “frenemies” with your food and body rather than enemies. Using mindfulness-based practices you can gain freedom over food and comfort within your body. The foundation...
Buddha and the wisdom of taming…

Buddha and the wisdom of taming…

As humans we experience competing demands. Demands for our time. Demands for our money. Demands for our attention and focus. Demands for our love and affection. As practitioners of mindful eating, we come to understand that our mind, our body and our heart have...
Mindful Eating is…

Mindful Eating is…

Mindful Eating is … (adapted from The Joy of Half a Cookie by Jean Kristeller, PhD) Deliberately paying attention to your experience of food and eating without judgment Becoming aware in each moment both internally ( thoughts, emotions, hunger, flavor , fullness) and...