Physician, Zen priest and mindfulness teacher Dr. Jan Chozen Bays is profiled in the Huffington Post for her work around mindful eating. Drawing on a wealth of background and training, Jan has written Mindful Eating: A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food. This brief article highlights the key aspects of Chozen Bays’ approach that is deeply informed by mindfulness and meditation practice.
The article nicely highlights Dr. Chozen Bays’ approach to understanding the relationship we have with food. She “describes seven appetites longing to be fed: the hunger of the eye, nose, mouth, stomach, cellular, mind and heart.” This is covered in the book, but as she notes in this article ” there is a world of difference between reading about mindful eating, listening to a CD about mindful eating and actually experiencing mindful eating.”
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