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Posted by Lilian on November 29, 2012

fountain of youth

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Posted by Lilian on November 21, 2012

The last thing a grumpy person may want to hear is ‘count your blessings.’ Potentially condescending and dismissive, this advice feels more like a knock down than a hand up.  Our emotions are legitimate, and it’s important to accept them -- not suppress them or replace them with positivity.

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Posted by Guest on November 15, 2012

I invited my dear friend Olivia Coleman to contribute regularly to our blog.  She has been appreciating SAVOR and practicing mindfulness as decribed in Savor since its release in 2010.

“Music creates a bridge for people to move out of thinking and into presence.” – Ekhart Tolle

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Posted by Editor on November 2, 2012

Cold and flew 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 October 25, 2012

The oldest human writing about how to live in the present moment is an instruction for how to live alone.

In it, the Buddha doesn’t talk of separation from friends and family – in fact, he considers community to be very valuable. Rather, he defines living alone as living in freedom, which is the only condition for happiness.

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Posted by Guest on October 18, 2012

healthy snack

I'm glad to share this letter I received from a “Savor  Aficionado” expressing her gratitude for our book.  She reads Savor regularly as a resource and support for her mindful eating and daily meditation practices.       

- Lilian

I’ve been meditating and practicing mindful eating regularly for the last 10-15 years and am still amazed at the power of mindfulness to free me from unhealthy behaviors.

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Posted by Editor on October 11, 2012

A note from Lilian:

Yoga and mindfulness are intimately intertwined. I find great value in the practice of yoga, and I know many of our community members do as well. I asked Marti Yura, a yoga teacher and studio owner, to share with us the most important lesson she's learned so far as a yogi.


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Posted by Lilian on October 6, 2012

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Posted by Guest on September 27, 2012

sr suchness

I asked Sr. Suchness, or Leslie, to be a regular guest blogger for Savor as she is a yoga teacher and former nun. She is currently studying at Harvard University’s School of Divinity for a Master’s degree in Buddhism. I am very happy to welcome her to the Savor Sangha.


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Posted by Lilian on September 20, 2012

In Savor, Thich Nhat Hanh and I advise that people eat more mindfully in order to control their weight, (and achieve other health benefits). When we eat mindfully, we become more aware of our feelings, thoughts, physical sensations, and what’s going on around us. We notice how our surroundings affect the way we eat and move.

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