Mindful Eating Method Inspiration Blog
Through these essays I hope you find inspiration, hope and healing to re-establish a joyful and nourishing relationship to food and eating.
Like most folks, I have eaten to numb out difficult emotions—cookies, ice cream, chips, whatever. Been there, done that, and will likely do it again. We may casually eat to go numb because we don’t want to deal with everything going on in our lives and the world.
One of the best teachings I ever learned from my own Buddhist mindful eating teacher was simply this: “The compost loves your leftovers.”
I was reminded of this last night as I stood at my kitchen counter mindlessly munching on these yummy rice crackers. The thing is, I got to the end of the package and was surprised that I had finished the bag! I was barely satisfied even though I was full! I also had a good amount of crumbs on my shirt.