Just wanted to share this terrific blog post from another blogger I read regularly. You’ve heard me talk about mindful eating, but I like the reminder to slow down and be grateful for all that went into the meal. Enjoy!

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I attended a workshop given by Barbara Meyer of Green Mountain at Fox Run. The lecture was titled “Mindful Eating: Feeding the Seven Hungers.” The information present was based upon the book Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food by Jan Chozen Bays, a Zen teacher.

Barbara asked each of the participants to explain mindful eating.

My definition of mindful eating is composed of:

Eating without distraction, while being fully present with my food;
Exploring it through the five senses.
Truly tasting my food with gusto.
Staying in touch with my internal cues of hunger and satisfaction.

The 7 Hungers include:

Eye, Nose, Stomach, Cellular, Mind, & Heart.

We can nourish each of these hungers with and without food. These hungers can be fed through nature, art, & connection.

This was one of my take-aways from last summer at GMFR. I was out…

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