Our bodies affect our minds as much as our minds affect our bodies. To maintain good health and wellbeing, we need to realize their interdependence and take care of both. The practice of mindfulness can help to reconnect the body with the mind, and specifically, eating mindfully can help ward off some of our autopilot stress responses related to food.
Welcome to 2014, where chronic stress becomes the new normal and our fast-faster society juggles a never-ending to-do list even as we're still frantically catching up from last month's agenda. You can't eliminate stress, but you can learn to reduce its impact and attain grace under pressure with the right strategies.