Lucy, one half of the most excellent Honest Kitchen writes about all that chopping, the resentment we sometimes feel when faced with a huge pile of vegetables to chop before we can settle down with a healthy, balanced meal. So many good strategies in there from acceptance, loud music and chopping as a mindfulness practice.
The Guardian Word of Mouth Blog on Flexible Meal Times - Who says when it's OK to eat breakfast, on the pleasures and benefits of being flexible about what you eat when. Breaking from the social norm of three meals a day with toast or cereal for breakfast can really support eating in tune with our appetite and bringing some nutritional balance to the day.
"it feels like a reprieve. I calm down, slow down and take a long time over every mouthful" A favourite part for me of a one-day mindfulness retreat is the companionable quiet of a shared, silent lunch. Many of workshop participants say that this is their favourite part of the day - time set aside just to eat, without phones, email, books or talk. Another Guardian article, this time on the trend of artists and restaurants organising silent meals.