Feb/Mar 2013

Editor's Note

Mindful Eating

A spiritual practice has now reached the dinner table—Buddhist-like mindfulness focused on the act of eating. Take the bowl of lentil soup I plan to have for lunch. To eat it mindfully (instead of downing it quickly at my desk), I would pause and sensually savor each bite. The aroma of the steam floating from the mug, the feel of the hot liquid on the tongue, the subtle spices, the chunky texture, the flavor of each spoonful. Mindful eating is gaining traction as one way to address mindless binging and our nation’s expanding waistline.   More...