Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating

Reinventing the Meal: How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating

by Pavel Somov
     
 

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In Reinventing the Meal, renowned psychologist Pavel Somov presents readers with a plan for mindfully reconnecting with the comforting rituals involved in preparing and enjoying food. This revolutionary way of eating offers readers daily opportunities for feeling more relaxed and connected with their bodies without extensive meditation practice. Chapter by

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In Reinventing the Meal, renowned psychologist Pavel Somov presents readers with a plan for mindfully reconnecting with the comforting rituals involved in preparing and enjoying food. This revolutionary way of eating offers readers daily opportunities for feeling more relaxed and connected with their bodies without extensive meditation practice. Chapter by chapter, this guide helps readers reinvent their relationship to food and eventually see each meditative mealtime as an opportunity to reconnect with the body, the mind, and the world at large.

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“Just as food breaks down to give us a savory experience and fuel us, Reinventing the Meal breaks down the art and science of mindful eating to teach us how to enjoy and get what we need from food. It’s a guide to using positive life precepts to enrich each and every dining experience from first whiff to final swallow.”

—Karen R. Koenig, LCSW, MEd, is the author of four books on eating, including The Food and Feelings Workbook

“For years when I’ve talked to friends about my mindfulness practice, I’ve paraphrased a line of Thich Nhat Hanh’s: ‘You can eat the tangerine like this, says the Buddhist monk nonchalantly. Or, he suggests, enunciating with care, you can eat the tangerine like this.’ How satisfying to find a whole book that shows me the sublime depth of eating. Reinventing the Meal is a mindful pleasure—a dessert from start to finish, and a delicious reminder of the power of awareness.”

—Stefanie Marlis, author of rife, fine, cloudlife, and other poetry collections

“Pavel Somov brings together mindfulness practices and wisdom from Eastern traditions with scientific insights to thoughtfully challenge and inspire the reader to higher consciousness, all within the arena of the most basic of human activities—eating. He delivers a bounty of food for thought that compellingly assists us in re-imagining ourselves, as well as the meal. In an era of fast-food and fast-paced living, Reinventing the Meal offers a well-needed path toward health, serenity, and a meaningful connection to life.”

—Jeffrey Weise, PhD, psychologist specializing in the treatment of eating disorders with a private practice in Pittsburgh, PA

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781608821013
Publisher:
New Harbinger Publications
Publication date:
09/01/2012
Pages:
216
Sales rank:
730,823
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)

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