Silent retreat: facing the mirror…

Silent retreat: facing the mirror…

As Mindful Eating teachers, we are strongly recommended to attend a week-long Silent Retreat once a year. Jan & Char describe this beautifully in their teachings, talks and teacher’s Manual.”The importance and benefits of a silence retreat as a foundation...

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Making a mess of things: habit or ritual?

Making a mess of things: habit or ritual?

It started yesterday. No, that’s not exactly true. It started ten days ago. Right from the start I made a mess of things. Ten messy days and no doubt more to come. Each day starts with me extracting myself from the sticky situation I’ve created only to find myself...

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Gratitude for Our Blessings

Gratitude for Our Blessings

Without realizing it, we take so much for granted. This happens because our mind is not particularly concerned with things that work well, like the earth continually growing our food, or the sun always appearing over the horizon at dawn, or hot water flowing out of...

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What is my intention for eating this meal?

What is my intention for eating this meal?

Wisely reflecting, I use alms food: 1 not for fun, not for pleasure, not for fattening, not for beautification, only for the maintenance and nourishment of this body, for keeping it healthy, for helping with the Holy Life; thinking thus, ‘I will allay hunger without...

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