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Mindful Eating

Creating A Sacred Table: Be The High Priest of Your Grill

Rabbi Mary Zamore | Posted 09.01.2011 | Religion
Rabbi Mary Zamore

As we place our BBQ on the grill, we should approach our task with the reverence of a priest offering a sacrifice, knowing that we must be true to God, our community, and our families.

Savor Your July 4 Celebration: The Practice Of Mindful Eating

Thich Nhat Hanh | Posted 08.30.2011 | Religion
Thich Nhat Hanh

Mindful eating sees each meal as representative of the whole cosmos. Look closely at an apple and you can see a cloud floating in it, as well as the rain, the earth and the sunshine that made the apple tree flower and fruit.

Can Summer Holidays Be Spiritual?

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 08.27.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

Connection emerges when we share the experience of novelty. It bridges the space among human beings, even when verbal languages create distance.

Eating With a Spiritual Compass

Marcus Samuelsson | Posted 08.16.2011 | Home
Marcus Samuelsson

While the reasons for fasting are varied -- whether it's to purify, connect with a higher spiritual power, atone, or to practice self-control and abstinence -- these spiritual rituals also create a sense of community with fellow observers.

Why MyPlate Encourages Mindful Eating

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 08.15.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Do you like the updated, radically different shape of the food pyramid? If you do, you aren't alone.

How a Raisin Taught Me the Power of Doing Nothing

Claudia Ricci | Posted 07.23.2011 | Healthy Living
Claudia Ricci

A big part of my "job" this summer is to step into the shade, and rest in the shadow. And use the mindfulness techniques to embrace.

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

7 Healthful Eating Tips For New Moms

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Here are seven common traps new moms fall into that lead them right into mindless eating. See if these habits sound familiar.

The Best Way To Eat Cake: From Birthday Cake to Royal Wedding Cake

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 06.27.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

I am writing about cake this week because the world is buzzing about the anticipated royal wedding. There has been a lot of hype about the dress, but what about the wedding cake?

In Buddhism You Are What (And How) You Eat

Posted 05.26.2011 | Religion

By Nancy Haught Religion News Service CLATSKANIE, Ore. (RNS) It's Friday night at Great Vow Zen Monastery. Supper's over and Noble Silence, the quiet...

The Mindful Way To Overcome 'I Hate My Body' Thoughts

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Stop letting your harsh inner critic get the best of you. Negative thoughts about your body diverts your attention away from more important things.

Constant Calorie Counting Spells Caving to Your Craving

Danielle Cavallucci | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Danielle Cavallucci

On a constant quest to count calories as a means to control, we deny our body's ability to alert us to what it really needs.

5 Ways To Honor National Eating Disorders Awareness Week

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

The National Eating Disorders Association (NEDA) is encouraging you to do just one thing this week to support eating disorder research and recovery. Here are five ideas.

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.

Mindful Munching: Is Eating Quickly Really So Bad?

Deborah Schoeberlein David | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Deborah Schoeberlein David

One colleague teased, "Slow down, eat mindfully!" The retort: "What's speed got to do with it? I'm eating more so I can continue practicing mindfulness." Later, I realized that there was much, much more to that interchange.

Oprah's 'Ah Ha' Moment About Food and Weight

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Style
Dr. Susan Albers

It's a good time to be an Oprah fan, particularly if you are a chronic dieter or someone who frets about your weight.

What's Eating You? The Emotional Side Of Holiday Dining

Lisa Turner | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Lisa Turner

Dieting tricks don't work because they don't explore the underlying issues, the mental and emotional side of eating. And the holidays, more than any other time, are fraught with emotions.

Mindful Eating In The 21st Century: Interview With Chef Dan Barber (LIVE VIDEO)

Krista Tippett | Posted 05.25.2011 | Religion
Krista Tippett

As part of the Indianapolis Spirit & Place Festival, Krista Tippett interviews chef Dan Barber, a game-changing voice of the farm-to-table movement. Live stream of the interview begins at 7:30 p.m. on Nov. 5.

Candy or Toys? A Halloween Dilemma

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Should I give out candy for Halloween this year or take an entirely different route -- forget the candy and give away a small toy instead?

Feeling Fat? 7 Tips to Help You Through

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Dr. Susan Albers

Feeling fat is no fun. Your inner critic can make it worse if you let it. So, if you are feeling fat, remember, "This too shall pass."

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.

5 Tips to Avoid Overeating

New Harbinger | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
New Harbinger

There are many reasons why you may overeat. Whether it's emotional or stress related, you are using food as a coping mechanism. Before you grab the bag of chips read these helpful tips.

Was Lady Gaga's Raw Meat Dress Really So Strange?

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Dr. Susan Albers

The vivid visual image of wearing what you eat gave many people a moment of pause to reconsider their food choices. What if all the food you ate today was glued to the outside of your body?

Overcoming Mageirocophobia -- the Fear of Cooking

Dr. Susan Albers | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home
Dr. Susan Albers

If you can read, you can cook. So, why is it that so many very intelligent men and women get overwhelmed, throw their hands up in the air and deem themselves incapable in the kitchen?