Posts Tagged ‘Holidays’

Bringing Mindfulness to Your Meals

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As we come out of the busy holiday season it can be a good time to slow down and bring attention and awareness back to our food and eating. There are several ways to bring mindfulness to the eating experience, including the One Minute Taste Test and sensory evaluation.

The One Minute Taste Test

For a quick and fun way to reconnect to the eating experience, try the One Minute Taste Test by following the steps below.

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New Year’s Resolutions That Aren’t About Your Body

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In 46 B.C., Julius Caeser declared that January 1st would be the first day of the year, partially to line up the calendar with the sun and partially to honor Janus, the God of Beginnings. The Romans celebrated the New Year by making offerings to Janus, exchanging gifts, and noting the holiday as a time of celebration and honor. This was the first time that the New Year was formally celebrated.

Now, New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day continue to be celebrated around the world. In Spain, individuals eat 12 grapes at midnight, one for each day of the month, for good luck. Those in Germany celebrate by eating doughnuts called Krapfen. In Brazil, people toss flowers into the ocean as an offering to the Sea Goddess and in Demark, plates are smashed to bring good luck. In the United States, loved ones may share a kiss based on the thought that the first person you see in the New Year will suggest how the rest of the year will go.

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The Emily Program’s Favorite Holiday Quotes

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The Emily Program would like to wish all of our clients, future clients, support systems, and community members a happy holiday. We are grateful to have a loving community around us and clients that inspire us every day. We hope that this holiday brings you a sense of peace, hope, and healing. As a holiday gift from The Emily Program, we wanted to share our favorite holiday quotes with you.

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