Even for those who practice mindful eating, the holidays present some additional challenges. Typically, during the holiday season, people find themselves attending more parties and social gatherings with an abundance of not-so-healthy food and beverages. Couple the increased availability of food with the stress of the holiday season (and the societal acceptance of holiday indulgence), and mindfulness if often thrown out the window!
Jump for joy! Joy to the world! Enjoy. The word “joy” surrounds us, yet many struggle to find it. The daily grind and life’s burdens try to steal our joy, and noses buried in cell phones rob us of countless opportunities to bring joy to those passing by.