Americans have an unhealthy relationship with food. A large share of the burden falls squarely on the shoulders of corporations, but one could argue that we wouldn’t be so susceptible to such influences if we had a healthier, more stable food foundation to begin with.
America is the home of the brave, but it’s also the home of the Big Mac, the Whopper, the supersize, and also scores of fad diets. Our relationship to food isn’t just making our bodies unhealthy, it’s messing with our minds, too!
No one knows this better than meditation and wellness teacher Cassandra Bodzak. She struggled for years with unhealthy dieting, stomach pains, and food allergies, but finally underwent a life-changing (and food-affirming) transformation when she began to listen to her body and eat with intention.
Her book, Eat With Intention: Recipes and Meditations for a Life That Lights You Up is not only packed with yummy, healthy recipes for things you’ll want to eat, it’s also packed with meditations to help you take time to appreciate the goodness on your plate and all around you. You could say Eat With Intention teaches readers how to slow down to make the coffee…and then to stop and smell it, too.
Through Bodzak’s gentle meditations, readers will also learn:
- How to uncover the foods that are hurting them
- How to nourish their body from a place of self-love
- How to incorporate a daily gratitude or meditation practice into their life
- How to prepare nearly 75 plant-based recipes, each accompanied by a mantra and meditation for eating with purpose and fueling their body