Reinventing the Meal

chapter 10 Reconciling Social Eating and Mindful Eating To truly listen to another is a main course of the family's inner meal. Donald Altman, Art of the Inner Meal Mindful eating is a rather personal endeavor.

Reinventing the Meal

There’s nothing quite like a hot, soothing bowl of soup. It’s a leisurely meal—a purposeful one that offers pause for reflection between every savory spoonful. What if you approached every meal as if it were that delicious bowl of soup? In Reinventing the Meal, you’ll learn how to reconnect with your body, mind, and world with a three-course approach to mindful eating. Inside, you’ll find mindfulness exercises to help you slow down and enjoy your food, pattern-interruption meditations to infuse presence into your eating life, and unique stress management tips to prevent emotional overeating. In addition, you’ll discover a wealth of philosophical perspectives that will inspire you to focus on the quality of your eating experience, rather than on the quantity of what you eat. Designed to help you embrace the ritual of eating (and discover the power of mindful meditation in the process), this book will ultimately change the way you view your meals—as not only sustenance for the body, but for the soul as well.

Meal by Meal

DONALD ALTMAN, Art of the Inner Meal “m HAVE YOU EVER TRIED FASTING FOR ANY PERIOD “ of time? Fasting is a very personal experience. It is also a communal encounter that unites people in their quest for spiritual energy and focus.

Meal by Meal

Meal by Meal is a unique daily meditation book that taps into the healing power of mindfulness as a tool for dealing with issues such as food choice, dieting, and weight loss in a more balanced and sensible manner. Each day is a self-contained journey of conscious eating to nurture a healthier relationship with food. As sustenance, Buddhist devotee and former monk Donald Altman shares daily meditations including quotes from various sources from around the world: Zen teaching stories, the 6th century Rule of St. Benedict, the Bible, the Buddhist tripitaka scriptures, Hindu scriptures, Native American rituals, and sages from all the major wisdom traditions. Meal by Meal also explores food rituals, eating, preparation, and much more, as it examines perennial food dilemmas, including how we can learn to moderate our thoughts and feelings about food and how we can master mindful techniques to help us transcend our struggles so that we can rest in peace with all of our food choices. Meal by Meal will give hope to those who are engaged in the difficult, daily struggle for balance around food, and for those who want to nurture a healthy relationship with food.

Religion Food and Eating in North America

Examples include Carol J. Adams, The Inner Art of Vegetarianism: Spiritual Practices for Body and Soul (New York: Lantern, 2000); and Donald Altman, Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path (New York: Harper, 1999). 2.

Religion  Food  and Eating in North America

The way in which religious people eat reflects not only their understanding of food and religious practice but also their conception of society and their place within it. This anthology considers theological foodways, identity foodways, negotiated foodways, and activist foodways in the United States, Canada, and the Caribbean. Original essays explore the role of food and eating in defining theologies and belief structures, creating personal and collective identities, establishing and challenging boundaries and borders, and helping to negotiate issues of community, religion, race, and nationality. Contributors consider food practices and beliefs among Christians, Jews, Muslims, and Buddhists, as well as members of new religious movements, Afro-Caribbean religions, interfaith families, and individuals who consider food itself a religion. They traverse a range of geographic regions, from the Southern Appalachian Mountains to North America's urban centers, and span historical periods from the colonial era to the present. These essays contain a variety of methodological and theoretical perspectives, emphasizing the embeddedness of food and eating practices within specific religions and the embeddedness of religion within society and culture. The volume makes an excellent resource for scholars hoping to add greater depth to their research and for instructors seeking a thematically rich, vivid, and relevant tool for the classroom.

Eating the Moment

If you have ever wanted a primer on eating skills that you never learned at home or in school, this book is an excellent place to start. —Donald Altman, author of Meal by Meal and Art of the Inner Meal 141 mindful practices to overcome ...

Eating the Moment

Do you use food to comfort yourself when you're feeling depressed or stressed? Do you sometimes eat simply because you're bored? There are so many opportunities to snack and overeat mindlessly, it's no wonder that most diets fail. But mindless eating can lead to health problems, obesity, and a feeling that you've lost control. Eating the Moment offers 141 mindfulness activities to help you listen to your body, understand why you're eating, and control your cravings if you're eating out of habit or because of your emotions. You won't find any start dates, dieting tips, or meal plans in this book, just practical and meaningful exercises to help you end mindless eating and begin nourishing yourself in healthy and fulfilling ways. Visit the author's blog at: http://www.eatingthemoment.com/mindstream/ or keep a food journal with the mindful eating tracker: http://www.eatingthemoment.com/mindfulness-tracker/

Faith in America Three Volumes

In his foreword to one of these, Chopra stresses that a transformation of attitude toward food as well as dietary ... have negatively impacted our eating.49 Former Buddhist monk Donald Altman's Art of the Inner Meal offers ''spiritual ...

Faith in America  Three Volumes


Mindful Eating

A Guide to Rediscovering a Healthy and Joyful Relationship with Food--includes C D Jan Chozen Bays. Altman, Donald. Art of the Inner Meal: Foods for Thought and Spiritual Eating. Los Angeles: Moon Lake Media, 1998.

Mindful Eating

The art of mindfulness can transform our struggles with food—and renew our sense of pleasure, appreciation, and satisfaction with eating. Drawing on recent research and integrating her experiences as a physician and meditation teacher, Dr. Jan Bays offers a wonderfully clear presentation of what mindfulness is and how it can help with food issues. Mindful eating is an approach that involves bringing one's full attention to the process of eating—to all the tastes, smells, thoughts, and feelings that arise during a meal. Whether you are overweight, suffer from an eating disorder, or just want to get more out of life, this book offers a simple tool that can make a remarkable difference. In this book, you'll learn how to: • Tune in to your body's own wisdom about what, when, and how much to eat • Eat less while feeling fully satisfied • Identify your habits and patterns with food • Develop a more compassionate attitude toward your struggles with eating • Discover what you're really hungry for Mindful Eating also includes a 75-minute audio program containing guided exercises led by the author.

Taking Food Public

1980s,” but also “studies of food consumption, in particular, were relegated to the academic Siberia of 'women's field'.” Academic men inter- ested in food ... Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path. San Francisco: Harper.

Taking Food Public

The field of food studies has been growing rapidly over the last thirty years and has exploded since the turn of the millennium. Scholars from an array of disciplines have trained fresh theoretical and methodological approaches onto new dimensions of the human relationship to food. This anthology capitalizes on this particular cultural moment to bring to the fore recent scholarship that focuses on innovative ways people are recasting food in public spaces to challenge hegemonic practices and meanings. Organized into five interrelated sections on food production – consumption, performance, Diasporas, and activism – articles aim to provide new perspectives on the changing meanings and uses of food in the twenty-first century.

Outsmarting Overeating

Donald Altman, MA, LPC, author of One-Minute Mindfulness and Art of the Inner Meal “If you find that your relationship to food and eating is a problem and you want to find a way to change it without dieting, Outsmarting Overeating is ...

Outsmarting Overeating

Use Life Skills, Not Willpower, to Stop Overeating The reason you turn to food when you’re stressed or distressed is that you don’t have better ways of managing life’s ups and downs. According to Karen R. Koenig, an expert on the psychology of eating, you can transform your eating habits — and your life — by developing effective life skills. When you have enhanced skills, you won’t need to turn to mindless eating to make it through the day and will get the best out of life rather than letting life get the best of you. With Koenig’s guidance, you’ll learn how to establish and maintain functional relationships, take care of yourself physically and emotionally, think rationally, and create a passionate, joyful, and meaningful life. When these behaviors take root and become automatic, food becomes what it is meant to be: nourishment and one of life’s many pleasures.

Displays

Albert, Susan, Eating Mindfully: How to End Mindless Eating and Enjoy a Balanced Rela- tionship with Food. Oakland, CA: New Harbinger, 2003. ... Art of the Inner Meal: The Power of Mindful Practices to Heal Our Food Cravings.

Displays

Just about any librarian needs new ideas for dynamic, topical library displays. This new second volume offers ideas on a wide range of subjects including women of note, news-worthy events, Mother Nature, great moments in time, prominent figures in history, global cultures and more. Each display topic includes a comprehensive background discussion along with detailed assembly instructions, an explanation of the genesis of the idea and suggestions on ways to adapt these designs to fit into larger spaces. The author includes everyday items, prized collectibles and authentic antiques in each of the 45 displays featured.

Wheel of Initiation

Art of the Inner Meal: The Power of Mindful Practices to Heal Our Food Cravings. Moon Lake Media. Portland, Oreg.: 2002. ———. Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance through Mindful Eating. Novato, Calif.

Wheel of Initiation

A guide to personal spiritual initiation through the transformation of habitual patterns, apathy, and resistance • Based on the Native American medicine wheel, the Vedic wheel, and the universal initiatory mandala • Enables readers from any tradition to initiate themselves through practices of thought transformation, narrative medicine, meditation exercises, rituals, and journaling • Facilitates breaking through personal and societal illusions that perpetuate resistance and apathy Intentions and spiritual principles, meditation and contemplation, ritual, and risk-taking are the conditions that comprise an initiated life. Regrettably, in modern society we do not have rites of initiation that break through the personal and societal illusions that instill and perpetuate negative habits that keep us in states of resistance. Lacking initiation practices, we often remain trapped in ways of being in the world that were formed by our past conditions and attachments. We tend to identify too strongly with the status quo, which must be challenged to prevent stagnation and to encourage happiness and authenticity. Julie Tallard Johnson shows how to become initiated into an authentic life through practices of thought transformation, cultivating attention, journaling, storytelling, and rituals found in the four directions of the universal mandala. She begins the Wheel of Initiation in the South, where initiates set their intentions; then moves into the West, where they free themselves from habitual patterns and core beliefs; then into the North, the direction of cultivating attention and unity; and finishes in the East, the direction of regeneration and initiation. Drawing upon the life experiences of those who have successfully navigated the wheel, Johnson demonstrates that once fears, assumptions, and ingrained beliefs are confronted and transformed, initiates emerge ready to reenter society with renewed energy and vision that will enrich their own lives and their communities.

Food for Life

FOOD PRACTICES AND EATING DISORDERS Altman , Donald . Art of the Inner Meal : Eating as a Spiritual Path . San Francisco : Harper , 1999 . Barth , Marcus . Rediscovering the Lord's Supper : Communion with Israel , with Christ ...

Food for Life

Food for Life draws on L. Shannon Jung's gifts as theologian, ethicist, pastor, and eater extraordinaire. In this deeply thoughtful but very lively book, he encourages us to see our humdrum habits of eating and drinking as a spiritual practice that can renew and transform us and our world. In a fascinating sequence that takes us from the personal to the global, Jung establishes the religious meaning of eating and shows how it dictates a healthy order of eating. He exposes Christians' complicity in the face of widespread eating disorders we experience personally, culturally, and globally, and he argues that these disorders can be reversed through faith, Christian practices, attention to habitual activities like cooking and gardening, the church's ministry, and transforming our cultural policies about food.

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Altman, Donald (1999) Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path. New York: Harper. Barclay, John M. G. (2010) “Food, Christian Identity and Global Warming: A Pauline Call for a Christian Food Taboo.

Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies

Over the past decade there has been a remarkable flowering of interest in food and nutrition, both within the popular media and in academia. Scholars are increasingly using foodways, food systems and eating habits as a new unit of analysis within their own disciplines, and students are rushing into classes and formal degree programs focused on food. Introduced by the editor and including original articles by over thirty leading food scholars from around the world, the Routledge International Handbook of Food Studies offers students, scholars and all those interested in food-related research a one-stop, easy-to-use reference guide. Each article includes a brief history of food research within a discipline or on a particular topic, a discussion of research methodologies and ideological or theoretical positions, resources for research, including archives, grants and fellowship opportunities, as well as suggestions for further study. Each entry also explains the logistics of succeeding as a student and professional in food studies. This clear, direct Handbook will appeal to those hoping to start a career in academic food studies as well as those hoping to shift their research to a food-related project. Strongly interdisciplinary, this work will be of interest to students and scholars throughout the social sciences and humanities.

Resources for Teaching Mindfulness

Art of the inner meal: Eating as a spiritual path. San Francisco, CA: Harper Press. Appelhans, B. M. (2009). Neurobehavioral inhibition of reward-driven feeding: Implications for dieting and obesity. Obesity, 17(4), 640–647 ...

Resources for Teaching Mindfulness

This master-class-in-a-book is designed to guide teachers of mindfulness-based interventions (MBI) in continuing to develop more competence while raising global standards of practice and pedagogy. Starting with the central yet elusive concept of stewardship, it then expands upon the core components of MBI pedagogy. A series of reflective essays by MBI teachers from around the world foregrounds differences and challenges in meeting participants “where they are.” Such reflections are both inspiring and thought-provoking for teachers —wherever they are. The book also provides practical guidance and tools for adjusting teaching style and content for special populations, from chronic pain patients to trauma survivors, from health care professionals to clergy, and including many others. Detailed scripts and practices, ready to adopt and adapt, offer opportunities to explore new directions in the classroom, and to continue the life-long development of the teacher. Included in the coverage: Deepening teachers’ skills of guidance of meditation practices Insights into the essential practice of inquiry and dialogue with participants New practices that allow participants to explore mindfulness together in a spoken encounter How to keep up with, review, and make clear to participants the range of scientific evidence supporting the MBIs The breadth of practical insights and hands-on strategies makes Resources for Teaching Mindfulness a unique developmental asset for a wide range of practitioners around the world. Among those who will benefit are physicians and other medical practitioners, health and clinical psychologists, marriage and family therapists, nurses, clinical social workers, physical and occupational therapists, health educators, and organizational development specialists.

Faith in America

Donald Altman , Art of the Inner Meal : Eating as a Spiritual Path ( San Francisco : Harper Collins , 1999 ) , jacket cover , 5–7 , 94–96 . 51. Altman , 5 ; Brown , Tassajara Recipe Book , 119 . 52. M.F.K. Fisher , Foreword to The ...

Faith in America

Addresses the current state of religion in the U.S. and examines the many ways it has changed and been transformed, as well as how those changes impact us personally and as a society

Art of the Inner Meal

Art of the Inner Meal


10 Simple Solutions to Stress

In Art of the Inner Meal (1999), Donald Altman suggests that the act of eating has long been a focal point of family and spiritual life. Mealtime in most cultures is a time for families and friends to gather and express gratitude for ...

10 Simple Solutions to Stress

These ten simple techniques--drawn from cognitive behavioral therapy, mind-body medicine, and positive psychology--can help anyone avoid anxiety-related problems and feel more vibrant and healthy by managing stress.

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

Art of the inner meal. San Francisco, CA: Harper. Balodis, I. M., Molina, N. D., Kober, H., Worhunsky, P. D., White, M. A., Rajita, S., . . . Potenza, M. N. (2013). Divergent neural substrates of inhibitory control in binge eating ...

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness

The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of Mindfulness brings together the latest multi-disciplinary research on mindfulness from a group of international scholars: Examines the origins and key theories of the two dominant Western approaches to mindfulness Compares, contrasts, and integrates insights from the social psychological and Eastern-derived perspectives Discusses the implications for mindfulness across a range of fields, including consciousness and cognition, education, creativity, leadership and organizational behavior, law, medical practice and therapy, well-being, and sports 2 Volumes

Born Again Bodies

sions of food, such as Donald Altman's Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path (1999). Various American fitness instructors and health enthusiasts have also increasingly appropriated Hindu systems of yoga as an aid to the goal ...

Born Again Bodies

"This is a wonderful book, well-conceptualized, written with style and wit, and impressive for its ambition, reach and achievement. R. Marie Griffith brings to the scene learning, theoretical subtlety, critical acumen, historical skill, and humane sensibility. She has emerged as one of the most sophisticated and insightful scholars of the Christian body in any period of Christian history."—Robert Orsi, Harvard University "Born Again Bodies is extraordinary. It uncovers an arena of knowledge never before looked at with this level of critical attention when examining American religious culture; Griffith's strength is that she looks across the 'evangelical' denominations. Her work is elegant and truly original."—Sander L. Gilman, author of Difference and Pathology and Jewish Frontiers

Mindful America

Art of the Inner Meal: The Power of Mindful Practices to Heal Our Food Cravings. Moon Lake Media, 2002. Donald Altman. Meal by Meal: 365 Daily Meditations for Finding Balance Through Mindful Eating. Novato, CA: New World Library, 2004.

Mindful America

Jeff Wilson explores the diverse ways in which the Buddhist-derived practice of mindfulness meditation has been applied in American culture.

Theology on the Menu

Altman, Donald, Art of the Inner Meal: Eating as a Spiritual Path (New York: Harper, 1999). Amand, David, L'Ascèse monastique de Saint Basile: essai historique (Paris: Maredsous, 1948). Amato, Paul R. and Sonia A. Partridge, ...

Theology on the Menu

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