Category: Mindful eating

Connect with Your Food

Last Saturday, I visited the Hollywood Farmer’s Market (open every other week during the winter months) and feasted on the usual albeit smaller displays of local food, plants, and produce. From the Persephone Farm stand  (, I purchased an assortment of beets, which I used… Continue Reading “Connect with Your Food”

Why I love Salt, Fat, Acid, Heat

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

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”

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”

Navigating the holidays with mindfulness

It’s hard to believe, but we’re on the brink of another whirlwind holiday season. We’ve just emerged from Halloween and now there’s no stopping our NW winter weather and the turkey- and tinsel-laden events of the holiday season.  Personally, as I mentioned in a… Continue Reading “Navigating the holidays with mindfulness”

Embracing all senses to savor our food

Food can be a source of immense pleasure and enjoyment, particularly if you take the time to savor each moment of eating through all of your senses. Contrasted with mindless or out-of-control eating (what food? who ate it? where did it go?), slowing down… Continue Reading “Embracing all senses to savor our food”

Introduction to Mindful Eating

“Mindful eating” has been gaining popularity, but as Jon Kabat-Zinn (founder of the Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction program) once said, the practice of mindfulness itself is “deceptively simple.” How easy is it, really, to pay attention to our  present experience as we engage in an… Continue Reading “Introduction to Mindful Eating”