Mindful Eating Day 2018: Compassionate Self-Care is Essential

Thank you to all who joined us for Mindful Eating Day - and the whole month - your engagement and creativity is to be celebrated. Many people realize that they eat – or overeat – when they are feeling lonely, disappointed, or sad. Mindful eating can help us become aware of the true origin of hunger – whether we are physically hungry, or if the heart is hungry, that is, if the heart is longing for something that is not food.

For Mindful Eating Day 2018, we hosted a series of interviews with mindful eating professionals to help us develop a sense of self-care, learn how to recognize heart or emotional hunger, find ways to satisfy it without eating, and reduce its frequency and intensity. View the recorded programs below to hear from Sharon Salzberg, Fiona Sutherland, Ronna Kabatznick, Lynn Rossy, Linn Thorstensson and Kristy Arbon. 

We'll be adding a gallery of MEME's in the next few days. These were created by Linn Thorstensson and Fiona Sutherland, with Spanish translations completed by Claudia Vega and Cuca Azinovic. These were posted as daily reflections and exercises through out the month of January in our Mindful Eating Day 2018 Facebook Group.

For professionals, this handout was created to help shape our conversations about mindful eating:

What is Mindful Eating: Points of Confusion 

Donations graciously accepted to help support The Center for Mindful Eating programming, publications and development of more mindful eating resources. 

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