Mindfulness in Teens

I love how schools and researchers are trying to incorporate mindfulness into helping children and teens. I really wish I had had access to programs like this as a teenager. Check this out:

How Self-Compassion Can Help Teens De-stress

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Photo courtesy of mindful.org

Mindful Meals

_MG_5482 copyBuddist Monk at Inle Lake Nga Phe Kyaung jumping cat monastery, Burma

Let’s talk a little about mindful eating. This blog is an extension from my last blog because meditation and mindful eating really do go hand in hand. For those of you who haven’t read my About page, I am a graduate student at Cal State LA and I am studying nutritional science. I decided to go back to school after a break because as we know by now, I am obsessed with food, but also because after seeing loved ones fall victim to disease and sickness I knew I wanted to help. I know that we can heal ourselves with food. In fact, not only did Hippocrates say “Let food be thy medicine. Thy medicine shall be thy food.” He also said, “Leave your drugs in the chemist’s pot if you can heal with food.” Continue reading