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Conscious Eating

What Michael Pollan Wants You To Think About When You Cook Dinner Tonight

OWN | Posted 03.26.2015 | OWN

We do it three times a day, every day. But how often do you stop to think about how your meal got to your plate? Michael Pollan, bestselling author an...

4 Questions To Ask Yourself About Your Eating Habits

Karen Ann Kennedy | Posted 07.22.2014 | Healthy Living
Karen Ann Kennedy

To say, "I'm eating a Twinkie," is not enough. You have to know what's in the Twinkie. When you ask yourself what you're eating, you need to really think about the answer. If what you're eating is full of chemicals that you can't pronounce, chances are, you shouldn't be eating it.

Tara Marie Segundo, M.A.: 10 Tips for Conscious Eating During the Holidays

Red Room | Posted 01.23.2014 | Healthy Living
Red Room

By Tara Marie Segundo, M.A. The holidays are upon us. Before you've had time to polish off your kids' Halloween candy, Christmas displays appear. You...

Love Yourself Through Conscious Eating

Ashley Turner | Posted 06.29.2013 | Healthy Living
Ashley Turner

Lovingly preparing food and cooking for yourself will increase feelings of self-worth, inner security, grounding and be a ritual to receive the love you give yourself -- the most important love in the world.

A Namaste of Metabolic Interdependence

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.17.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

Eating is a reunion of self and nonself, of me and not-me, of you and not-you, of eater and food through the enmeshment of eating. Eating is twofold yoga: a yoga that unifies your body with your mind and, at a higher level, a yoga that unifies you with your environment.

The Best Time To Relax (The Answer May Surprise You)

Pavel Somov, Ph.D. | Posted 12.07.2012 | Healthy Living
Pavel Somov, Ph.D.

If I were to ask, "When is the best time to relax?" you'd probably say, "When you're feeling stressed." True, that would be the best time to intervene with relaxation. But when is the best time to utilize relaxation in all its calming potency? The answer may surprise you: right before you eat.

The Antinomian Religious Diet

Rachel Marie Stone | Posted 07.18.2012 | Religion
Rachel Marie Stone

I'm not telling you to go eat processed cheese, or that all food rules are bad and doomed to become pathological and isolating. It's just that there's more to food than just its ability to confer health, or even spiritual enlightenment.

Soul Food: Spirituality and Nutrition

Lisa Turner | Posted 07.09.2012 | Home
Lisa Turner

"Food to a large extent is what holds a society together, and eating is closely linked to deep spiritual experiences." Most religions and spiritual paths throughout history have some kind of ritual or rule related to food and eating.

Let Them Eat Slime

Kelly Dorfman | Posted 06.24.2012 | Healthy Living
Kelly Dorfman

Safe, consciously-raised animals are not too expensive for most of us, but we all have to adjust to the real cost of producing healthy food.

Ditch Your Diet and Learn to Eat Normally

Lisa Turner | Posted 07.20.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

The body already knows what to eat. It has the wisdom and capacity to choose the right foods, in the right quantities, and it's constantly telling us what it needs.

Healing Your Relationship With Food

The Inner Weigh | Posted 07.16.2011 | Healthy Living
The Inner Weigh

The outer journey of healing from food and weight suffering means changing how we care for our bodies and how we eat. The inner journey of healing means changing how we see ourselves

Don't Let Shame Be Your Dinner Date

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Whatever you're going to eat, bring an element of beauty, grace and dignity to the experience.

Good Vibrations: Food Energy Beyond Calories

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Our ancestors saw things differently; the concept of food having energetic properties that defy measurement has been around for thousands of years.

Out of Your Mind: Eating With Your Body

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Think about your last meal. Were you at the table, tasting, smelling its aroma, feeling its texture as you chewed? Or were you in your mind, mentally lining up the next thing on your to-do list.

Finding Self-Love Through Food

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Treat your body as you would a beloved child. Feed it gently, attentively, with care. And feed it clean food.

Pop Star Meets Healthy Living In 3 Easy Steps

Pooja R. Mottl | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Pooja R. Mottl

From numbers on the growing rates of obesity, type 2 diabetes and maternal mortality (associated with obesity) for young women, embedding a sense of mindfulness about eating early in life is critical.

The Yoga of Eating: Holding The Edge

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

There is great wisdom at the edge. It teaches us not only what we're capable of physically, but also what our patterns of reactions are, mentally and emotionally.

Spiritual Toolbox: Meditation, Including the Kitchen Sink

Anne Dilenschneider | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Anne Dilenschneider

Here are two ways to allow everything -- including the kitchen sink -- to be an invitation to notice and be thankful for our lives. Even lighting a candle can be meditative.

Detox for Fun and Profit

Val Brown | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Val Brown

There was no way I was going to do two detoxes in a row, so I decided that in a very unscientific way I would do them simultaneously. This is not as unsound as it sounds.

The Swine Flu And Worldwide Economic Recession: Humanity's Salvation?

Kathy Freston | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Kathy Freston

No one is glad for the swine flu or the economic meltdown, but maybe these great calamities are the push we needed to re-boot and start afresh.

Vote Yes on Prop 2 and NO to Industrial Farming

Josh Brusin | Posted 05.25.2011 | Chicago
Josh Brusin

Eating is an experience, and when you know that what you are eating lived a short and miserable existence because of you it kind of ruins the taste of your food.