Category Archives: Art

[Recipe] Raw Cacao Cherry Brownie

A great example of something sweet that’s tasty and good for your body-

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Food: Point A to Point B

I am upset that I live in a land of plenty, have enough to eat, yet I’m surrounded by hungry people. In the communities where I live and work (both Boston suburbs), especially among children, hunger is a daily occurrence. Kids … Continue reading

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Returning

For the past several months I have been consumed with work. At the end of February 2013, I was hired by the town of Everett, MA to consult to Energize Everett, community health outreach program,  funded by a Mass in … Continue reading

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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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To Nourish

Etymology: Middle English nurishen, from Anglo-French nuriss, stem of nurrir, norrir, from Latin nutrire to suckle, nourish; akin to Greek nan to flow, noteros damp, Sanskrit snauti it drips. The etymology of words fascinates me–how the sound of a word … Continue reading

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How do we know…

How do we know if our practice is a real practice? Only by one thing: more and more we just see the wonder. What is the wonder? I don’t know. We can’t know such things through thinking. But we always … Continue reading

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