Tasting Mindfulness

The “Eater’s Agreement” by Marc David

If you’ve needed an affirmation about eating, here it is.  The Eater’s Agreement (from the book, Nourshing Wisdom) goes like this: “I recognize that at its deepest level, eating is an affirmative of life.  Each time I eat I agree somewhere to continue life on earth.  I acknowledge that this choice to eat is a

What kind of chocolate will be in your Easter basket?

I know it is really hard to be a conscious consumer all of the time, but I think it’s important not to put our heads in the sand.  My mother sells fair trade chocolate (and other goodies) at her store called the Global Market at the Community United Methodist Church.  She sent me this link

Having a peak experience with food!

This week in my Eat for Life class I asked people to explore the world of food in order to so have more pleasure in their eating experiences.   You know how you can get in a rut with food–eating the same thing for breakfast, lunch, dinner day in and day out.  This week I implored

Help me win a national contest – YOUR VOTE COUNTS!

I’ve been given a wonderful opportunity to highlight the research we’ve done on mindful and intuitive eating and I need your help! Please vote for the Eat for Life video.  To “like” the video, simply click herehttp://youtu.be/PBK05SH2l5g  and press the “Like” button (the button with the thumbs up sign) directly below the video.   REMEMBER: you have to

Food Sense Conference – March 16 – 18, Columbia, MO

Mark your calendars for this coming weekend, March 16-18! The MU Life Sciences department is putting on its annual conference on health and eating. They have gathered experts in nutrition, psychology, taste science, cultural studies, marketing analysis, journalism and chefs to speak about how we can make healthy choices about what we eat for our

Consider the Garden

All this warm weather has got me counting down the days until the local farmers’ market moves back to their summer location (which is 1/4 mile from my home). Farmers’ markets have so many great benefits: it keeps produce local, supports the farmers, gets us shoppers eating seasonal, fresh, pesticide-free food and challenges us to

Soggy burger and fries vs. warm winter squash with your favorite filling ?

Let me just say that I don’t eat at Burger King or any other fast food restaurant to begin with, so I would definitely not order Burger King for home delivery.   However, if you live in the Washington, D.C. area  you can now call in your order if you live within a 10 minute drive

New Year’s Resolution — I will NOT diet!

Yes, that’s right.  I would suggest that you make a New Year’s Resolution NOT to diet ever again.  Diets don’t work because they don’t help you develop a way of eating that is sustainable and enjoyable.  The diet might work to help you lose weight while you’re doing it (although frankly I never was able

23 and 1/2 hours: What is the single best thing we can do for our health?

So, to add to my last post about needing to stop sitting, please watch the following 10 minute video.  My favorite line in the video is “Exercise is a medicine.”   In this well-produced segment, exercise is supported as the most important thing you can do for your health and it doesn’t require a lot of

Is your life worth one minute of your time? Stand up while you’re reading the rest of this message.

More and more research is demonstrating how devastating it is to sit for extended periods of time.   WebMD.com recently reported on findings that sitting for long stretches of time without getting up increases your cancer risk—particularly for breast and colon cancer.   “The longer you sit, the higher your risk,” says Neville Owen, Ph.D., the author