A Mindful Thanksgiving

As the Thanksgiving Holiday is fast upon us…. How are you framing your day? What is your thought process? Are you going into the day ready to FEAST? Or are you worried about OVEREATING? What if this wasn’t the case at all???

As I spent most of my week addressing the holiday meal with clients, I think it is important for all of us to BE MINDFUL. Mindful of everything that is Thanksgiving.

Thanksgiving did not begin as a day of gluttony kicking off the holiday eating season, nor was it always followed (or paired with) overspending, crowds, and mall madness. The first Thanksgiving (1621) was a simple gathering focused on bringing people together and reflecting on what we are thankful to have.

So as you gather for the Thanksgiving Meal, I encourage you to be mindful of why you are gathering, appreciate the company of others, and honor what your needs are with regard to eating. I cannot prescribe your eating pattern for the day, but if you honor your hunger and fullness, and strive to not deprive yourself, the Thanksgiving Meal can be an opportunity to nourish yourself and cultivate the relationships you value.

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I am thankful for each and every one of you.

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