Mindfulness is such a buzzword these days that you may find yourself “tuning out” when you hear the term. Ironic, since that is quite the opposite of being mindful!
Simply put, mindfulness is the state of being present with your body in the present moment. In other words, you are aware of your bodily experience of this immediate moment.
The nice thing about mindfulness is that it is easy to practice, wherever you are and whatever you are doing. It is simply a matter of calling yourself back to this moment, in your own body.
And then… it slips away again, through distractions and thoughts. Thoughts about the past and future pull us from the present. We distract ourselves right out of the experience of living in this moment.
Of particular interest is Joanne’s approach to mindful eating. How often do you find yourself scarfing down a meal, not even noticing the taste, texture, spices, smells, and ingredients… the experience of eating? I have.
According to Joanne, this means that we often eat beyond what we need… and not necessarily even what we need to eat. When people shift to mindful eating, Joanne reports, they eat better and naturally lose weight.
And… it is an opportunity to enter into mindfulness.
Join me as I discuss pathways to mindfulness with Joanne King.