Attitude of Gratitude

leaves that look like heartsHappy Thanksgiving to you!

I have chosen to stay away from social media today as a way to enhance my mindfulness practice and focus on gratitude. But I wanted to say a quick hello.

There’s so much to talk about at Thanksgiving time: food, eating habits, family, and even politics (I urge you to check out this thoughtful post from Desire Yoga that manages to tie in the troubling events in Ferguson, MO with the themes of Thanksgiving and yoga).

However, all I want to do today is to repeat to you what my favorite doorman, Carlos, shared with me last night, after I asked what he’d be doing for Thanksgiving.

Carlos smiled and said, “Every day is Thanksgiving.”

Rock on, Carlos.

May you all have a mindful evening filled with gratitude. And may you continue to live in this rich spirit of thanks tomorrow, and the next day, and the one after that…

 

 

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Happy Thanksgiving!

Happy Thanksgiving from MindBodyPlate! Some thoughts to keep in mind as you join loved ones around the table tomorrow:

  1. Approach every single bite with mindful awareness.
  2. Take periodic breaks to gauge your fullness level on a scale of 1-10 (and decide to stop before 8).
  3. Occasional indulgence is a sign of healthy balance.
  4. Full is not fat. Fat is not bad.
  5. As always, it’s important to cultivate a sense of humor about these things:

Yours Truly expressing a common post-Thanksgiving sentiment,¬†“I’m Not Pregnant, I’m Just Fat” (music & lyrics by Katie Thompson, accompanied by Sean Kana), as a part of my one woman show, Eat Your Heart Out.