09 Feb '12, 4pm

Mindful eating in a house full of boys

Mindful eating in a house full of boys

As I was reading a recent New York Times piece, Mindful Eating as Food for Thought , all I kept thinking was, “When are they going to get to how this works with kids.” Mindful eating involves eating in silence. When the piece finally mentioned children at the very end, the concession was made that “Avoiding chatter for 30 minutes might be impossible in some families, especially with young children.” Young children? That should be “any children.” Mindful eating is a philosophy. It’s a way to “meditate with food, expanding consciousness by paying close attention to the sensation and purpose of each morsel.” It stems from Buddhist teaching and it’s “about experiencing food more intensely — especially the pleasure of it.” A mindful eating experience at New York’s Blue Cliff Monastery is described in the piece. Two days a week, anyone can join Buddhist brothers and sisters for ...

Full article: http://www.mnn.com/food/healthy-eating/blogs/mindful-eati...

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