Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Wellness Wednesday: Mindful Meals

Well folks, I've finally done it. One mindful night (last night) with a mindful dinner with LoveHubbie and then no meals or snacking later (because I didn't want any and I listened to my body) and two mindful meals so far today, a last one coming up soon. I've had more mindful meals in the last 24 hours than in my whole remembered life so far! That means no television, no radio, no books, just me and the food. I have been consciously breathing and very cautiously navigating through the day. This feels very miraculous and definitely too-good-to-be-true.

I have been feeling my feelings---they're sort of fleeting and more like glimpses of feelings---which has been weird and uncomfortable and good and enlivening. I expect this to feel awkward and just like this at first---very surreal.

I know that I've just begun the whole process but it's so good to just begin. Lots of work to do, but I have time to do it---the rest of my life. I feel as though my life has an additional dimension that I am just now seeing...that I've been missing...but it feels like a dream, too, as though it could vanish at any point.

It's just really the first day, so all of this is natural.

It's been a Wonderful Wellness Wednesday.

~Picture via Cute Overload


Rick Hamrick said...


O -- new mantra: "this is so good, it has to be true!!"

What a great day to hear about, and thanks for sharing it!

Kate said...

Glad to hear that things are going so well.


Olivia said...

Hey Rick, thanks :) Ummm, I want that for my is a leap to get there. But that's all the more reason that it should be my mantra, right? It has been a GREAT day...Thanks and love, O

Olivia said...

Thank you, Kate. Good to see your video the other day, keep feeling better, Love and health, O

Journey Through Life said...

I've been exactly the same the last couple of days. My focus has been working with the comfort level of my body. The degrees of hunger and satisfaction and assessing them each time before and after I eat. It makes a big difference!

Angela said...


This is so corny, but the longest journey begins with the first step. Sounds like you've got the first one and are moving forward. I'm happy for you!

Jane said...

Sounds like you are in such a happy and positive place!!

Happy thursday :))

Olivia said...


I'm so glad for you. It feels WONDERFUL, doesn't it. In fact, it feels so good, it must be true and real and lasting. (This is my new mantra, suggested by Rick.)

I'm glad we're in this together.



Olivia said...

Thank you, Jane. Yes, indeed, I am. It really feels so great to think that I am on an upward path in this area. A happy and peaceful Thursday evening to you, Jane :) Blessings, O

Olivia said...

Thanks, Angela, and a special thanks for all of your help when I was trying to move forward last week. I feel like I'm on my way!! Peace and healing thoughts, O

kikipotamus said...

Ah, I love how you describe this...the shift when you become aware of the other dimension. Just try to remember that sometimes you will lose it, fall away from it. But it's SO easy to get back there. Just breathe. Touch something. If uncomfortable feelings come, just acknowledge them. Say hello to them. Invite the observer in. It's so simple and so powerful. This gets easier the more you do it. Love, K

Olivia said...

That's so good to know, Kelly. I just need to keep bringing myself back, bringing myself back. Thank you for all of your wisdom and guidance on this wonderful path. Love, O