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Food for Thought

Food for Thought

Food for Thought is our quarterly journal for mindful eating professionals.

Each issue of Food for Thought contains articles focusing on a mindful eating topic, an educational handout for clients, and either a scripted meditation practice or further exploration of the philosophical roots of mindful eating.

Food for Thought is free for TCME members.

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Food Justice

    • Mindful Eating for the Beloved Community, by Chef Alex Askew
    • Integrating Food Justice and Mindful Eating, by Caroline Baerten, MS, RDN, CDN
    • Self Reflections on Food Security, by Linn Thorstensson, NT, mNTOI
    • Contemplations for Food Justice, by Caroline Baerten, MS, RDN, CDN

Pregnancy and families

  • Pregnancy: A Time to Listen Even More Closely to Your Body, by Dr. Cinzia Pezzolesi
  • Educating Parents (and Thereby Children) about Mindful Eating, by Dr. Claudia Vega
  • Raising Mindful Eaters (While Healing Your Own Relationship with Food and
  • Body), by Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD, CDN
  • Setting Your Mindful Eating Intention, by Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RD, CDN

Mindfulness and Trauma

  • Mistaken View: How You See Survivors, by Char Wilkins, MSW, LSCW​
  • Mindful Intervention with Trauma Survivors Seeking to Repair Their Relationship with Food and Body, by Alice Rosen, MSEd, LMHC
  • Recovering from Traumatic Experiences through Mindfulness, by Cecilia Clemente Ph.D, Psych.D
  • Walking Meditation, by Cuca Azinovic, Certified Mindfulness Teacher

Mindful Eating at Work

  • Mindful Eating at Work, by Lynn Rossy, PhD
  • The Case for Mindful Eating at Work, Tips for Employers, by Cinzia Pezzolesi, PhD
  • A Calm Mind at a Busy Workplace, by Caroline Baerten, MA, RD
  • Foundational Teachings on Mindfulness, Lynn Rossy, PhD

Weight Inclusivity

  • From Weight-Centric to Weight Inclusive, by Linn Thorstensson, NT, mNTOI
  • Breaking Down the Barriers of Bias, by Nicole Eikenberry, MS, RDN
  • A Weight Inclusive Approach to the Care and Feeding of Ourselves, by Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RN, CDN
  • Self Compassion Body Scan, by Jenna Hollenstein, MS, RN, CDN

Letting go of Food Rules

  • How Food Rules Influence Mindful Eating by Sandra Aamodt, PhD
  • The Healthy Diet Dilemma - Mindfulness by Lynn Rossy, PhD
  • Too many rules, little wisdom, and even less satisfaction by Claudia Vega, MD
  • Body Loving Kindness Meditation by Lynn Rossy, PhD

Mental Health

  • Integrating Mindfulness into Mental Health Treatment, Sharon Theroux, Ph.D.
  • Weaving Mindfulness into Psychotherapy, Alice Rosen, MS Ed, LMHC
  • Improve Psychological Well-Being Through Mindfulness, Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D., Psych D
  • Meditation on the Three Levels of Experience, Cecilia Clementi, Ph.D., Psych D

Social Dining: Mindfully Eating Together

  • Eating Out, Tuning In: From Mindless Overeating to Savoring with Awareness, Caroline Baerten, MA RD
  • The Challenges of Social Dining: How to Eat Mindfully When No Else Does, Cinzia Pezzolesi, PhD
  • Embracing the Joy of Eating for Happiness & Health, Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD

Mindful Eating as Spiritual Practice

  • Understanding Mindful Eating as Spiritual Practice, Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.
  • Introducing the Spiritual Aspects of Mindful Eating to Others, Jan Chozen Bays, Roshi, MD
  • Creating a Sacred Space for Food, Mind and Body, Caroline Baerten, MA, RD
  • Saying Thank-you as a Guide to Opening Your Heart, Lynn Rossy, PhD

How Mindful Eating Nourishes Happiness

  • Emotional Superfoods: The Sublime Attitudes of Mindful Eating, Ronna Kabatznick, Ph.D.
  • Acceptance of What Is, a Nourishing Ingredient of Mindful Eating, Claudia Vega, MD
  • Four Ways to Nourish Happiness, Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE
  • Meditation of Gratitude to Nourish Our Souls, Claudia Vega, MD

 Bouncing Back from Body Shame

  • Body-Image Shame: Causes, Consequences, and Resilience, Sandra Aamodt, Ph.D.
  • Breaking the 'Should' Habit, Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE
  • What Can We Do With Shame? Caroline Baerten, RD, Educational Handout
  • Meditation: Promoting Body Acceptance: Listening to My Body by Megrette Fletcher, M.Ed., RD, CDE

Starting Your Mindful Eating Journey

  • Sharon Theroux, Ph.D.: Establishing a Mindful Eating Practice
  • Caroline Baerten, RD: Formal Mindfulness Practice as the Foundation of Mindful Eating
  • Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.: BASICS of Mindful Eating
  • Educational Handout: BASICS of Mindful Eating, Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.
  • Plus: A Mindful Meal or Snack Meditation, Lynn Rossy, Ph.D.

Eating Disorders

  • Kari Anderson, DBH, LCMHC, CEDS: The Role of Mindful Eating in the Treatment of Eating Disorders
  • Caroline Baerten, MA, RD: From Anorexic Eating Behaviors to Binge Eating
  • Claudia Vega, MD: Eating Disorders: A Guide to Share with Clients, Patients and Relatives

Mindful Movement: Enhancing Ease and Joy

  • Beth Cotter, MPH, RDN: Fostering Connection from Disconnection
  • Claudia Vega, MD, M.S.: Children Balancing Body and Mind through the Practice of Yoga
  • Lynn Rossy, PhD: Incorporating Delicious Movement Into Your Life

Medical Illness: Empower Your Health with Mindful Eating

  • Lilia Graue MD: Mindful Eating and Medical Illness
  • Mary Farhi MD: Creating Wellness - Working with Illness through Mindful Eating
  • Marsha Hudnall, MS, RD: Making Peace with Dietary Restrictions

Meditation and Mindful Eating: Nourishing Awareness

  • Shirley Kessel, RYT: Embodying the Practice of Mindful Eating Through Meditation
  • Lynn Rossy, PhD: Chew on This - Putting it into Practice
  • Cinzia Pezzolesi, PhD: From Food to Awareness - A Radical Act of Self-care


 Spring 2015

  • Food, Sustainability, and the Role of Mindfulness, Caroline Baerten, RD
  • How Can Mindful Eating Promote a Sustainable Food System? Megrette Fletcher, MEd, RD, CDE
  • Sustainability: A Comparison of Mindless Food Purchase and Consumption, Cheryl Wasserman, LPC, NCC

Self-Compassion: Nourishing the Heart

  • Caroline Baerten, RD : Food, Nourishment, and the Need for Self-Compassion
  • Lilia Graue, MD: Practice Suggestions for a Self-Compassion Approach
  • Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD: Self-Compassion: The Often Missing Ingredient in Healthy Eating

Anxiety & Food

  • Char Wilkins, MSW, LCSW: On a Scale of All or Nothing, How Anxious Are You?
  • Jan Chozen Bays, MD, Zen Roshi: Anxiety Can Prevent us from Eating Mindfully
  • Caroline Baerten, RD: Full Living in the Turmoil of Anxiety

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