I recently wrote a piece for Food Matters on bringing the practice of mindfulness to the act of eating. It's now up on their website if you would like to check it out!
Here's a snippet to whet your pallet :)
"..There’s no question that as mindfulness is implemented, and studied further over the next decade, we will really begin to see the far-reaching benefits of this simple practice. Who doesn’t want more joy, presence and connectedness in their life!
With that in mind, let's look at the ways everyone can benefit from bringing mindfulness to the dinner table. There are a few levels to this, including a number of interesting applications of conscious eating. Let's start with talking about the practice of mindful eating, as it relates to observing how we eat our food.
..Most of us are so focused on the next fork full, that we don't experience the mouthful we have right now. This often continues throughout the meal until we finish; where we find the food is gone, and we can't recall much of the experience at all. We missed it! With practice, the simple application of eating with presence, will bring you back to your meals; allowing you to really experience your food, for the joy and health benefits this provides."