A 15 minute daily mindfulness practice helps us find happiness and peace in our lives. Mindful eating is a simple and straightforward way to begin. Follow one of these exercises before your meal, and steadily find your way to increased energy, elevated mood, and less stress.

I Am Grateful

Prepare your meal. Remove any distractions. Sit down.

Bring your thoughts to your Bowl. Think about how it was created. From the farmers who grew the produce, to the chefs who carefully combined the ingredients. Feel thankful for this energy.

Notice where you feel the gratitude in your body. Place your hands there. Close your eyes. Take ten deep breaths into this place. Repeat your mantra: “I am grateful.” If you become distracted while you Spoon, bring yourself back to your meal and mantra.

When you finish eating, close your eyes. Now is the time to reap the benefits of your practice. Guide your focus back to your mantra as you take five more breaths. Carry this feeling of gratitude with you throughout the day.