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Posted by Lilian on September 28, 2010

Mindful eating is an effective way to incorporate mindfulness into one of the most fundamental activities of our existence.

Mindful eating nourishes our bodies and minds.

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Posted by Lilian on September 24, 2010

crop mob

Savor loves Crop Mob: Community Farming to Promote Health

Crop Mobs like this one in North Carolina, are groups of people who love to farm and want to support the local farming community. Many members are young, without their own land to farm. They commune whenever a member calls the Crop Mob together (they hear of a farmer who could use a little help), and plant, harvest, process...whatever the farmer needs.

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Posted by Lilian on September 20, 2010

wheat, grains, whole grains

Much of the grains we consume these days are milled, and therefore stripped of many of the nutrients our body needs. Wheat for instance, loses half of its B vitamins, 90 percent of its vitamin E, and virtually all of its fiber in the milling process. Fortification adds back some, but not all, of the lost nutrients.

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Posted by Lilian on September 15, 2010

Incorporating mindful movement/exercise into our lives should always be this fun! Dance is a natural, dynamic form of expression that can also provide quite a work out.

The mental release provoked by dance is often good for clearing the mind, allowing us to focus on and enjoy movement. Opportunities to experience dance are countless and ever expanding, so you can find a style that works toward your healthy living goals.

Two forms of dance I’ve recently become fond of are:

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Posted by Lilian on September 13, 2010

It is important to remember, every day, that everything is impermanent. All notions, things and people are impermanent. Sickness and loss are inevitable, so we must live in the moment to be truly fulfilled.

We can Savor our time in this life, every moment, every breath, every meal and every relationship with mindfulness.

The following statements can help guide us through the process of savoring our lives.

Please contemplate the 5 remembrances:

1. I am of the nature to grow old. There is no way to escape growing old.

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Posted by Lilian on September 9, 2010

tomatoes, whole grain bulgur pilaf

 Whole grains contain minerals, vitamins, healthy fats and fiber.  Many studies find that eating whole grains is associated with lower heart disease and diabetes risk.

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Posted by Lilian on September 3, 2010

Singers and yoga lovers know this trick well. It’s simply diaphragm breathing. Breathing in to your diaphragm instead of your chest cavity allows for deeper, longer breaths and enables this quick do-it-anywhere exercise:

Breathe in slowly through your nose, filling your belly, instead of your chest. (it may help to place your hands on you stomach, to guide the air and feel the expansion)

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Posted by Lilian on August 30, 2010

doughnut, unhealthy breakfast foods, fattening

We experience thousands of marketing messages each day. Sensory stimuli constantly compete for our attention and our dollars. So much so, that we begin to forget what an effect these messages have on our decisions.

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