Mindful: the state of being conscious or aware of something
Nutrition: food and other nourishment necessary for life, health, and growth
Everything we eat has an effect on our health. The quality of our food choices affects our cells, tissues, organs, and even our minds. While eating certain foods can strengthen our bodies, eating other foods can weaken or even harm us.
Mindful eating is about bringing awareness to our entire experience surrounding food and nutrition. While much of nutrition is about focusing on the quality of the foods we eat, mindful eating goes beyond that. It invites us to listen to our bodies and discover how to respond.
By honoring our unique needs and individual make-up, we are guided along a path that both preserves our innate wellness and supports our health challenges.
Lifestyle also plays a central role in our state of well-being. Just as we must nourish our bodies with quality foods, we must also nourish our spirit with the things that make our lives truly complete. Laughter, relaxation, exercise, connection, time in nature, and satisfying work are just some of the ways we can nurture ourselves.
Health involves more than eating or avoiding a certain combination of foods. We must “feed” these other areas of our life if we want to be truly nourished.
Mindful Nutrition is a unique approach to health and well-being that focuses on the whole person: body, mind, and spirit. Debbie works with individuals to help guide them on their path to a healthier and more vibrant life.
For some, that means developing a plan to improve their current state of health. For others, it means finding ways to maintain wellness and prevent future health problems. For all, it is an approach that will enrich their quality of life!