Monthly Archives: February 2013

Summer in a Jar

While writing about comfort foods, Greg Brown’s song, Canned Goods came to mind. Here’s a sample of the lyrics: Peaches on the shelf Potatoes in the bin Supper’s ready, everybody come on in Taste a little of the summer, Taste a little … Continue reading

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Shouldn’t Comfort Foods… Comfort?

Tamara Adler wrote a well-considered article in the February 2013 issue of Yoga Journal titled, Comfort Redefined, What if eating feel-good food actually made you feel good? Comfort food has gotten a bad rap. The words comfort food immediately conjure images of high-salt, … Continue reading

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Grace Before Meals

I created this when my sons were little to acknowledge all aspects of eating– to honor the food that was about to nourish us, the beings who toiled to bring it to us, and the forces of nature that make … Continue reading

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That Muffin Isn’t Going to Solve Your Problem

A friend and I were talking about how, when we are eating mindlessly, we actually think muffins, scones, ice cream (whatever food we crave) is really going to solve our problem(s). When I ate obsessively, I somehow believed physical food … Continue reading

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Who’s Suffering More?

During a recent class at the Cambridge Insight Meditation Center we discussed suffering. I “compare” my suffering to others, and always feel like my suffering is never as bad as someone else’s. I look at situations like the war in Syria, widespread … Continue reading

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