Mindful Eating Day 2018: Compassionate Self-Care is Essential

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 will be hosting 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.

We will be interviewing Kristin Neff, Lynn Rossy, Linn Thorstensson, Fiona Sutherland, Ronna Kabatznick, and Sharon Salzberg to help us mindfully deepen into these ways to work with our heart hunger, which reflects a need for intimacy and connection, especially with ourselves.

When the urge to eat arises, we can check in with the body. If the body is not hungry, we can check in with the heart. If we find that the heart is hungry, we can feed it by calling a friend, going for a walk in nature, having a hot bath, or meditating. Depending on where we are and how much time we have, our meditation might consist of a full body scan or a quick three-minute breathing space.     

Join us on the 25th of January at 9 am and 2 pm (EST) for two broadcasts of conversations with mindfulness practitioners and pioneers in the field of mindful eating. Sign up here, it's FREE! 

Morning (9:00 AM EST) Session Registration: 

https:// www.thecenterformindfuleati ng.org/event-2748281

Afternoon (2:00 PM EST) Session Registration:
https:// www.thecenterformindfuleati ng.org/event-2768739

Leading up to the day of celebration, we'll be offering a month's worth of inspirational messages and reflections in our Mindful Eating Day 2018 Facebook Group.

And, as we did last year, we are inviting mindful eating professionals around the globe to host their own local Mindful Eating Day celebrations in their communities and workplaces. Download the Mindful Eating Day Tool Kit for Professionals

Download our special What is Mindful Eating: Points of Confusion handout

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

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