Always Interdependent with Nature

When I first read Naomi Klein‘s interview in Tricycle Magazine, I was stunned by the radical nature of her statement about global capitalism. On second thought, I recognized that she was actually talking about how we are always interdependent with nature. She was expressing the idea that we cannot get away from nature, no matter […]

The Value of Cruciferous Vegetables

Everyone knows the value of cruciferous vegetables, but most people don’t know why they are valuable for their heath. Here are a few quotes to clarify the matter. You might think of this article as a comment on mindful eating. “Among the healthiest of the superfoods are the cruciferous vegetables, which include broccoli, cauliflower, cabbage, […]

One Thing You Can Do About Mindful Consumption

Here is one thing you can do about mindful consumption: turn off your TV:)! Mindful consumption is the subject of the Fifth of the Five Mindfulness Trainings. It reads, Aware of the suffering caused by unmindful consumption, I am committed to cultivate good health, both physical and mental, for myself, my family, and my society by […]

6 Mindfulness Practices For The Holidays

Below are 6 mindfulness practices for the holidays that will help alleviate anxiety, stress, and loneliness. So says Dr. Emma Seppala, the Associate Director of the Center for Compassion and Altruism Research and Education (CCARE) at Stanford University. A link on the CCARE website led to Emma’s article on Psychology Today titled, 6 Quick and […]

Are You Playing Genetic Roulette?

One of the main principles of mindful eating is to choose your food wisely. Are you playing genetic roulette by letting GMO foods into your diet? GMO stands for Genetically Modified Organisms. Did you know that one of the major causes of obesity today is from eating GMO foods? 70% of processed foods in the grocery […]

Eight Ideas About Mindful Weight Loss

A few days ago, I wrote about how mindful consumption can help us rejoice in what we do have. In today’s article, I want to expand a bit on on mindful consumption and how it applies to mindful weight loss. Mindful consumption is one of the core teachings of Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh and one of […]

Mindful Eating Helps Lose Weight

A recent article on the Science Daily website indicated that mindful eating helps lose weight. A study at the Ohio State University showed that “mindful eating equals traditional education in lowering weight and blood sugar” for diabetes patients. The report states, Eating mindfully, or consuming food in response to physical cues of hunger and fullness, […]

Mindfulness Practices For Weight Normalization

Weight normalization is a concept brought to my attention by an old friend. She counsels patients with weight problem, be it obesity or bulimia or anorexia. Obesity is now an epidemic in this country, as verified in this video from the Center for Disease Control. The CDC states, …many factors that have contributed to the obesity […]

Meditation Practices for Mindful Eating

Zen Master Thich Nhat Hanh has spoken quite often about the importance of mindful eating. He has, in fact, given us mindfulness practices for mindful eating. For example, in Plum Village or even at retreats in the United States or Canada, every meal is consumed in mindfulness. For the first twenty minutes or more, we […]