Ever thought about mindful eating?
'Mindfulness' seems to be one of the buzz words of the year we're living in. And rightfully so, perhaps. The volume of information we have to deal with on a mental level seems to be escalating day by day and learning to focus and still the mind - and to become more discriminating about what we take in - can really help us cultivate peace of mind. We're constantly fed propaganda and questionable values through our television sets, the internet, newspapers - often in the name of 'news' – and many of us swallow this every morning as readily as we do our additive-filled cornflakes – oblivious to the true effect it is having on our bodies and our minds.But it's not just at the mental level that we can become overloaded. Our food is often packed full of artificial additives... and we take in environmental toxins in the cleaning products we use, our drinking water, and the air we breathe.It's for reasons like these that I like to detox every once in a while. Just the process of disciplining my diet has a knock-on effect in many areas of my life. On one level it helps me feel much more comfortable in my own skin. On another it seems to kick my 'discernment glands' into action – I become more choosy about what I take into my being, on a mental/ emotional level as well as a physical one! Detoxing becomes almost a spiritual practice for me – a means of rebalancing my body and mind and coming back to centre – to my naturally clear, balanced, inspired self.If you've never experienced this kind of feeling yourself, I recommend you give it a try! We'll be starting the countdown to the three week annual little white feather detox next week. There's plenty of time to psyche yourself up and join us - you'd be welcome! Sign up to the daily detox blog here.NEXT POST: Why detox?