Reinventing the Meal
How Mindfulness Can Help You Slow Down, Savor the Moment, and Reconnect with the Ritual of Eating
by Pavel Somov, Donald Altman
This title was previously available on NetGalley and is now archived.
Pub Date 01 Sep 2012 | Archive Date 18 Jul 2013
Everyone wants to feel more relaxed and connected with their bodies, but how? And more importantly, when? Many people's busy schedules leave little time for lengthy meditation practices and when life is most stressful and meditation most needed, many of us dispense with quiet time first. Reinventing the Meal offers a new way to get mindful moments in-by centering these important and beneficial practices around mealtimes. At least three times a day, readers can practice the art of becoming present, mindful, and relaxed.
This "three course" approach introduces strategies for practicing relaxation and breathing, moving forward into meditation techniques, and, finally, learning to eat mindfully. The book offers intriguing exercises, rituals, and meditations rooted in ancient and modern traditions that make mindful eating appealing and possible for anyone. The book also brings global awareness to eating practices and encourages readers to consider the source of their food.
Pavel G. Somov, PhD, is a licensed psychologist in private practice in Pittsburgh, PA. He is author of Eating the Moment, Present Perfect, and The Lotus Effect. Visit his website at www.eatingthemoment.com.
Foreword writer Donald Altman, MA, LPC, is vice president of The Center for Mindful Eating and author of One-Minute Mindfulness and Meal By Meal.