Mindful Eating Series

Blueberries - mindful eating

Welcome to Live Simply’s nine-part series on learning to eat with mindfulness.

Mindful eating can be a deeply joyful practice. If we are eating with our full awareness, we can truly see our food – such an ordinary, miraculous moment in a life made up of many ordinary, miraculous moments. This series of articles centers on how to think about and choose our food mindfully, how to prepare and serve it with gratefulness and love, how to slow down in order to truly see and savor our meals, and how to wash up mindfully after the meal has ended.

  1. Learning to Eat Mindfully
  2. Thinking about Food
  3. Choosing the Foods We Eat
  4. Cooking with Awareness
  5. Serving Food Thoughtfully
  6. Preparing to Eat
  7. Experiencing the Meal
  8. Cleaning with Intention
  9. Conclusion

For additional resources on eating mindfully, please check out these lovely books:

How to Eat by Thich Nhat Hanh
Savor: Mindful Eating, Mindful Life by Thich Nhat Hanh and Dr. Lilian Cheung
The Complete Tassajara Cookbook by Edward Espe Brown
One Bowl: A Guide to Eating for Body and Spirit by Don Gerrard

Food is our common property, the body of the world, our eating of the world, our treasure of change and transformation, sustenance and continuation. It is (…) the unfathomable effort of all beings who have brought us this time to eat from most ancient times, from every world, past and present. It is the countless other creatures that constantly help. It is the water, sunlight, and turning of the earth. It is our absorption of the suffering of the plants and creatures eaten, or displaced or killed by clearing and harvesting. It is cooking and eating, preparation and cleaning, planting and sewage, exchanging and transporting.

~Richard Baker-Roshi

Thank you for stopping by. I hope you enjoy reading this series of articles on mindful eating as much as I enjoyed writing it.

Bon Appétit!
Shana Ronayne