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Posted by Lilian on June 16, 2012

Jamie Oliver

On May 22, I had the pleasure of talking with Jamie Oliver after he received the Healthy Cup Award from the Harvard School of Public Health. He is as warm-hearted and compassionate in person as he is on TV, and I was touched by his fervor to help kids around the world lead healthier, longer lives.

I came away from our meeting understanding one point above all else: He inspires each and every person to take responsibility for transforming our food system.

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Posted by Lilian on June 6, 2012

There are many food sources of protein, both plant and animal based, but they are not all equal. To choose healthy protein-rich foods, we must pay attention to the other nutrients that travel along with the protein we consume.  When we expand our view of health to encompass our environment and planet, it becomes even more clear that plant-based proteins are the most mindful choice.

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Posted by Editor on May 28, 2012

In SAVOR, we discuss the notions of self and other that mislead our understanding of the true nature of reality.

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Posted by Lilian on May 8, 2012

In Savor -- Mindful Eating, Mindful Life we explore caring for our negative emotions in order that we may transform them into positive, mindful seeds of peace. Here are a few of my favorite excerpts from the book, on working with anger.

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Posted by Guest on April 22, 2012

dietI invited Dr. Kendrin Sonneville, co-director of the Strategic Training Initiative for the Prevention of Eating Disorders, to write a blog about the mother who put her 7 year old daughter on a strict weight loss diet because it's an issue that resonates deeply with many in the Savor community. Many of you have told me about your struggles with weight, body dissatisfaction and the diet trap.

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Posted by Lilian on April 4, 2012

In the video below, Thay explains that to save our planet we must realize we are part of it.

In modern western culture, life is dominated by thinking. We are alienated from our physical bodies and our connection to this physical place. But there is no separation between ourselves and the environment.

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Posted by Lilian on March 27, 2012

Thay teaches us that compassion for oneself and everything else is critical to attain health, happiness and peace. How do we cultivate compassion? He suggests we practice mindfulness with a supportive community, or sangha.

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