Mindful Awareness and the GMO Controversy

I went grocery shopping yesterday, and came home determined to write this article. I turned a corner to go down an isle and all the brightly colored labels created an impact. Boom. It was like a flash bulb exploded in my consciousness. I realized there probably was not one healthy food item on the isle and more than 75% of the food in the store contained poisons that could make me sick. Mindfulness is a lifestyle. It is an aware lifestyle in which we take responsibility for ourselves and are conscious of how our behaviors, beliefs, and decisions impact the…

Mindless to Mindful – A Frozen Foods Tale

By Joan Kappes Mindfulpathways welcomes guest blogger Joan Kappes who has written a delightful and meaningful post about one brilliant mindful moment that created a huge shift in her attitude about grocery shopping. Joan’s blog has a wonderful message and I hope that you’ll stop by and pay her a visit. Her contact information is at the end of the post. – Janet My story takes place in the frozen foods section.  Before continuing, however, please pause for a moment and think of one “should”, “must” or “have to” activity which gives you little enjoyment or pleasure. Keep this in…

Mindful Eating

Mindfulness means that we take a moment by moment approach to life. By doing so, we become more aware of our inner nature and conscious of our environment and how it impacts our life. When mindful, we cease to criticize or judge ourselves. We are increasingly more compassionate and loving with ourselves and others. Mindful Consciousness, according to Elanor Rosh at the University of California at Berkely, means “to adhere in that moment, to the object of consciousness with a clear mental focus.” Mindful consciousness, as related to mindful eating would then mean we adhere to our food with a…