Tasting Mindfulness

Healthy Soils, Healthy People

On Monday, April 25, 2011, at 4:00 p.m.in the Jesse Wrench Auditorium (Memorial Union South),  John Ikerd,  Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics at the University of Missouri  in Columbia will give a talk entitled “Healthy Soils, Healthy People: The Legacy of William Albrecht.  Even if you don’t live in Columbia, I think it is worth your while

Drink your milk?

When I opened up the Sunday paper, I noticed an article that cited the 2010 Dietary Guidelines for Americans from the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Health and Human Services.  I agreed with almost all of the key recommendations such as “enjoy your food, but eat less of it; avoid oversized portions; eat more vegetables

Sleeping your weight away.

It is not surprising to me to hear people falling asleep (snoring) during the meditation sessions that I teach as I hear people talking all the time about how sleep deprived they are.  A recent poll conducted by the National Sleep Foundation’s (NSF) called 2011 Sleep in America® found that a significant number of Americans aren’t getting the sleep

“Eating is a Moral Act”

I recently had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of John Ikerd, Professor Emeritus of Agricultural Economics, from the University of Missouri.  He was so kind as to allow me to share his article with you entitled “The High Cost of Cheap Food.”  It is a little longer than most blogs I send but it

BASICS of Mindful Eating — LIVE!

The BASICS of Mindful Eating are now in a short one minute video.. Play it when you need a reminder to slow down and savor your food.  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Kji4Fbgh-BQ This video was produced by HOPE Health (www.hopehealth.com), a specialty publisher focused on producing easy-to-understand, interesting, and actionable health, wellness, and benefit media for employers and employees.

Helping Each Other to Eat Healthy

Recently the nationwide report funded by Congress called “Access to Affordable and Nutritious Food — Measuring and Understanding Food Deserts and Their Consequences” was released and people in Missouri don’t appear to be doing that well.  In particular, it was reported that we have the eleventh lowest state ranking for eating the recommended amount of fruits

More Healthy Fast Food to Cook and Enjoy!

I thought it was time to add to the “healthy fast food” recipes.  My requirements are it “Has to be EASY! Doesn’t take a lot of time. Not expensive. Tasty and delicious. Good for you (loosely defined on purpose). When possible, it includes ingredients that can be found locally and are seasonal.”  Here are a couple

We are born intuitive eaters!

I’ve become aware of research recently which supported my belief that we ARE born intuitive eaters, but we go astray if we succumb to being conditioning by fast food and highly processed food.  There may be exceptions to this premise, but I doubt that many of us were born with disordered eating problems.  So what happened?

The falsity of perfection.

I recently received this video that highlights the way models and actors use photoshop to hide the imperfections they have.  This one is from Sarah at diet.com. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP31r70_QNM&NR=1&feature=fvwp The Dove Campaign has a couple of good ones as well. This one shows you the transformation of a model in fast forward  http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iYhCn0jf46U and this one shows you how bombarded

Break the Fast!!!

I’ve always loved breakfast.  I can’t wait to get up and have my cup of coffee for the day (after I meditate, of course) and fix my current breakfast of choice.  Right now this consists of plain yogurt, fruit of your choice, chopped walnuts, and granola (I am particularly fond of some kind of vanilla