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Posted by Editor on March 6, 2015

Sometimes, when your sweet-tooth beckons, a piece of fruit just won’t do the trick! When this is the case, it’s best to take a small piece of the treat you’re craving and eat slowly, savoring every bite. It’s even better when you can make your own, rather than choosing store-bought desserts, since you control each ingredient that goes in, and can make some healthier swaps.

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Posted by Lilian on January 16, 2015

Cold and flu season has crept up again! It’s time we get back to the basics that support a healthy immune system. Most of us don’t have mom in tow to remind us of the essentials, and when life gets busy, it’s easy to forget just how important practical prevention is….until we’re lying in bed sniffling.

Enjoy this list of familiar favorites—with a mindful twist—for staving off the common cold. 

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Posted by Lilian on January 2, 2015

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Posted by Lilian on December 12, 2014

To the SAVOR community,

As practitioners of mindfulness, we know that everything is impermanent and that this moment is the only moment that matters. As 2014 comes to a close, it’s natural to reflect on events passed and ponder our aspirations for the year to come.

For me, my moments of reflection come with a smile.

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Posted by Lilian on December 5, 2014

We often think of “slavery” as a problem of the past—a memory only detailed in history books and films. Unfortunately, it’s anything but eradicated.

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Posted by Editor on November 21, 2014

The warmth and glow of a home kitchen after a chilly late-fall venture to the farmer's market can turn one to more inward thoughts. At the market, the shopping experience is usually quicker and less connected with not as much socializing than it is in warmer months.  For this reason, restoring a feeling of centeredness can be beneficial when returning home with your market fare.

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Posted by Editor on October 17, 2014

Food is the essence of my social life, profession, and health. This time of year, each week is organized around trips to the farmer’s markets and farms located in my area. For myself and many others, this routine is not just a hobby—it’s a lifestyle. Just recently I read a real estate article that explained the trendy concept of marketing residences for “foodies.” Some homes are being advertised not only for their kitchens, but also for their proximity to the best farmer’s markets and grocery stores!

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Posted by Lilian on October 10, 2014

LET’S HAVE A TASTE of mindfulness.

Take an apple out of your refrigerator. Any apple will do. Wash it. Dry it. Before taking a bite, pause for a moment. Look at the apple in your palm and ask yourself: When I eat an apple, am I really enjoying eating it? Or am I so preoccupied with other thoughts that I miss the delights that the apple offers me?

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