Caring for the Body, Caring for the Soul

Caring for the Body, Caring for the Soul

Though the vocabulary of mindfulness has permeated many of our conversations about mental and spiritual health in the past couple of years, most of us tend to associate with intangible but essential parts of us – namely, our thoughts, feelings and senses. But mindfulness is also inextricable from the body – how we move through the world and sustain ourselves. In a society alternately obsessed with eating correctly and seeing meals as another part of our constant multitasking, mindful eating is gaining traction as a practice that can help heal our relationship with food.

Stephanie Meyers, MS, RD, LDN is the founder of Families Eating Well, which helps parents coach their kids on how to eat. Nutrition Coordinator at The Zakim Center for Integrative Therapies and Healthy Living at Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and a former instructor for fourteen years in the graduate nutrition program at Boston University.

(This post is part of Sinai and Synapses’ project Scientists in Synagogues, a grass-roots program to offer Jews opportunities to explore the most interesting and pressing questions surrounding Judaism and science. On Friday, January 27, Temple Israel of Boston welcomed Stephanie, who is a member of the synagogue, for an interactive discussion with Rabbi Elaine Zecher).

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  1. Carol Ferguson

    I’ve just come upon Stephanie Meyers’ presentation
    under the title Caring for the Body; Caring for the Soul
    From my point of view (online through FB), the
    session discontinued before it was over. I understand
    that this was one of a four part series. Is it possible
    to hear/read the rest of Part 1 and the other three
    Thank you.

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