Mindful eating allows more of our senses
into the process of consuming our food.
First, we can pause before eating,
offering gratitude for the food before us.
If it is available to us,
we can mindfully look at the food
and appreciate how it was prepared . . .
We can mindfully breathe in the smell of the food
and appreciate the nuances in the aromas.
We can listen to any sound that emanates from the food . . .
All this, before we even begin
to lift the food to our lips to taste it.
Dena Samuels, The Mindfulness Effect:
An Unexpected Path to Healing, Connection and Social Justice
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CELEBRATING LYLE MAYS
Late American jazz pianist who passed away this month.
He was a composer and a member of the Pat Metheny Group.
Metheny and Mays composed and arranged nearly all of the group’s music,
for which Mays won eleven Grammy Awards.