Eating a Houseplant Mindfully: It Can Be Done

Have you ever watched your pet eat something as if it had never eaten that item before?  I got to watch one of my cats today enjoy and savor each and every bite of the houseplant.  Why did he go for the hardest ones on the bottom by the base of the plant?  Was he hoping his effort would get him a more savory taste?  

When we teach teens how to eat something mindfully we want them to taste the item as if it has never been eaten before.  Cats are such a great model for eating mindfully.  Dogs however seem to be the opposite.  At times I am curious if my dog even really tastes what she is given.  

Take the time to savor each bite each taste life has to offer you this day.  Mindful moment, EAT SOMETHING YOU LOVE TODAY WITH ALL THE FERVOR YOU CAN.

Mind the Mayonnaise: Has Mindfulness Become a Staple in Our Lives?

I frequently smile when I see a new offshoot of how mindfulness can be applied to all the areas of our lives.  Mayonnaise the next frontier.  I enjoy seeing how mindfulness has become a part of the fabric of our society and lives.  I remember not so long ago when it was even considered "taboo."  I remember teaching my first mindfulness class for teens in 2004 and a teen thinking I was a hippie and trust me if you know me you know I am not a hippie, but I definitely smiled then and continue through to today.

 I am humbled and grateful how mindfulness has transformed into our lives that people can apply it to anything they do including eating mayonnaise.  If it can be this readily available then teens and their parental counterparts will be more open to the offerings mindfulness can provide.  The mindful moment today: MAKE A SANDWICH MINDFULLY!