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Jan 30, 2013 BY Joy McCarthy

Mindful Eating & Love.

—  found in  Well-being  —

The last two classes of Eat Well Feel Well we've had our students do a short mindful eating exercise by closing their eyes and allowing all their senses to be submerged by the flavour and texture of what they were eating. I also encouraged them to think about how every single morsel of food is nourishment for their body -- I hope they listened :)

You don't have to be an experienced yogi to be mindful with your eating habits, you just have to try. I encourage you to do this --> The next time you eat, close your eyes, submerge yourself in the flavours and send love and positive energy into your food. You will be amazed at the outcome!

So today on my Joyous Health Facebook page, I noticed this lovely woman Cynthia posted her Tedx Talk on my wall. I loved it so much I wanted to share it with all of you and I am so excited about it because it speaks to MY soul and I hope it stirs something in you. :)

These were my favourite messages from Cynthia:

"Your thoughts and your emotions go into your food as you prepare it".

"The food is begging you to Be. Here. Now".

"Mindful eating helps you chose better food".

"Food from nature deserves RESPECT. A box of dried cereal, not so much!"

Cynthia Lair

Thank you Cynthia for your love of food!

Jan 30, 2013 BY Joy McCarthy
4 Comments
Cailin   •   January 31, 2013

I needed this reminder today. My eating has been very rushed lately, and I haven't been "enjoying" my food. Because of that, I feel the need to eat more, even when I'm not hungry. Thanks for sharing!

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Joanna   •   January 31, 2013

So true. Food tastes so much better when you're in a better mood. If I'm upset or angry and try to cook it usually turns out to be a disaster. Thanks for sharing.

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Nichola Reid   •   January 31, 2013

Thank you for sharing that. When food is cooked with care and love it tastes so much better definately. I love cooking I find it so calming and peaceful.

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Apple Tart with Maple Cream: Delicious & Healthy Dessert Recipe | joyoushealth.ca   •   February 1, 2013

[...] the cashew cream swirl about I was totally getting lost in my thoughts…And yes, if you read my other blog post you betcha I was putting some love into that [...]

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