Take Your Time: Mindful Eating

November 13, 2014 10:56 PM

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When was the last time you enjoyed a meal largely in silence, paying attention to what you were eating, savoring every nuance of the food, contemplating its origins and complexities and your reasons for consuming it? I'm guessing not recently, if at all. The fast pace of modern life has all of us mindlessly hurrying through our mealtimes with no time to enjoy the moment, our food, and our lives. It's definitely time for mindful eating.

Mindfulness is not a new concept; it has been a basic tenet of Buddhist thought and practice for millennia. But the specific application of it to eating is garnering a great deal of attention these days, as people seek ways to counteract the relentless tempo of our media -- and app-saturated daily g...

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