The Zen of Cooking

Walk as if you’re kissing the Earth with your feet. —Thích Nhất Hạnh, Vietnamese Buddhist monk Last month I read an article, The Zen of Cooking, in Eating Well magazine that resonated with me. The author, an overworked public interest lawyer, wrote about her experience at a five-day cooking and meditation retreat at a Zen Center in California. At first she… Read More

The Art of Being Mindful

The education of attention would be an education par excellence.                               —William James Nowadays, we often hear the word “mindful” almost everywhere. Just yesterday it came up for me at the end of a Parent/Toddler class I attend with my son.… Read More

Hara Hachi Bu

The Okinawans say this before every meal to remind them to eat moderate amounts of food. Welcome to La Vie en Bleu a series where I share what Dan Buettner, author of The Blue Zones, reveals as powerful and simple lessons that can help put anyone on the path to a healthier and happier life.… Read More