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Today’s guest is an award-winning health educator, a professor, a speaker, a best-selling author, and an overall lovely lady whose extremely passionate about mindful, plant-based eating. Lani Muelrath discovered through personal experience and training that mindfulness practices are a proven method of getting beneath the surface of eating obstacles – after she had already discovered that eating plants is the way to go fo sho!! She’s written many books about plant-based eating and living, but her latest one: The Mindful Vegan – is all about how your struggles around food — like excessive snacking, compulsive or emotional eating, battling with cravings, overeating, or other struggle shtuff can be alleviated by implementing a mindfulness practice. So needless to say: be prepared for your mind to be blown. Or at least FULL…by the end of this chat.
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A few things from this chat:
Mindfulness is: a specific form of mental training and a specific kind of awareness you bring to your daily activities. Helps reduce reactivity and develop a more positive brain state 🙂
“Between stimulus and response is a space. And in that space lies a choice and in that choice is freedom.”
A mindfulness practice gives you some degree of mastery over our habits of thinking which helps expand that space between stimulus and reactivity.
Lani’s fav plant to eat: Cherries! She loves to cook 5-grain cereal and at the end throws in frozen cherries until they thaw and it’s “cherry pie!”
Her most-used kitchen tool: Her knife