I just finished reading Well Nourished and thought I’d share it with you.
This books show how to develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well-nourished life with step-by-step examples, tools, and mindful practices that can be individualized to your unique needs.
About Well Nourished
What if we were living a life where we felt well-nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and creatively? What if we were mindfully present to receive, experience, plan for, and engage in nourishing activities, moments, and practices regularly that fed us on many levels. What if we could maintain an inner sense of balance and nourishment even when things are not perfectly in balance, and have the tools and practices to do so rather than turn to food at those times?
Many people use food to fill themselves when what they are really hungry for is other forms of nourishment. What if we were living a life where we felt well nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, spiritually, socially, and creatively? What if we were mindfully present to engage in nourishing practices? What if we were able to maintain an inner sense of balance even when things are not perfectly in sync, and have the tools and practices to do so rather than turn to food at those times?
This enlightening book will show readers how to develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well-nourished life with step-by-step examples, tools, and practices that can be individualized to their unique needs.
Mindful Practices to Heal Your Relationship with Food, Feed Your Whole Self, and End Overeating
by Andrea Lieberstein
Quarto Publishing Group – Fair Winds Press
Fair Winds Press
Health, Mind & Body , Self-Help
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a mindfulness-based registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, speaker, trainer and coach.Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for over 20 years and is a contributing author to the chapter on meditation in The Relaxation and Stress Reduction Workbook (5th edition), New Harbinger Press.
She leads mindful eating trainings and retreats internationally, for both professionals and the general public, and Well Nourished retreats and programs. Andrea incorporates well nourished, mindfulness-based eating awareness training (MB-EAT), MBSR, and other innovative mindful eating and mindfulness-based mind-body practices in her online and in-person private practice with individuals and groups working on a wide range of nutritional and lifestyle challenges: nutrition for optimal well-being, disordered eating, overeating, healthy weight management, body image, stress-related issues and health concerns and flourishing in ‘your well nourished life’. Discover more at http://www.mindfuleatingtraining.com/
This sounds like an interesting book for me. I am very mindful of the food I eat and find it quite hard living in a world where food is used as a hobby. For me, food is to take in all the fats, carbohydrates, vitamins, minerals and fibre we need to stay healthy. It needs to be enjoyable too of course but that part seems to have overtaken everything else. It bothers me that lots of people are starving while the rest of the world watches cooking shows for fun and drools over recipes in magazines. Such an unbalanced world! I am interested to hear what else is in the book about feeding our whole selves – am going to have a look – thanks for the info.
This comes at a good time. We are attempting to practice conscious eating in our home and it’s a task when you have a 3 year old and 7 year old on your arm. My husband has taken to a very disciplined eating regime and I am very interested in material like this at the moment!
I try to practice mindful eating by eating locally grown food in season. I am still, however, very fascinated by finding interesting recipes and enjoying my food. On the other hand, I probably eat when I need other types of nourishment.
I finally found out what mindful eating was when I saw a lovely YouTube message about managing acidity. Apparently eating mindlessly ( fast, without noticing what you are eating, eating irregularly) is what contributes to acidity which in turn is the root cause of several health issues including obesity and arthritis! Thanks for this review. Perhaps I should buy the book and keep it on my bookshelf as a constant reminder to eat healthy and healthily.
This book sounds just the thing for me! It’s going to check so many boxes for me 🙂
I love the fact that the author sees craft as part of being well-nourished. I recently returned to card-making because I spent most of my time writing and sitting in front of a computer. I realised I needed to be better balanced. It’s the best decision I made in a long time. Evenings = card time! Good nourishment! Here’s where I’ve been the last two weeks.
just the sort of book to gift a certain someone in my life! Thanks for this, Corinne– off to make a purchase.