Mindful Mondays – Week 29 – Mindful Consumption

Consumption can refer to anything we consume. When we think about mindful consumption though, the usual suspects that stand out are in regards to an over consumption of food and alcohol. If we are being mindful about what goes into our mouth, chances are, we are motivated by a desire to be healthy or slim. Good goals in themselves, but not necessarily ones that we can count on to see us through in the long term.

If your neighborhood is anything like mine, this past weekend brought out a frenzy of activity as holiday lights and decorations were erected throughout. With the countdown to Christmas now underway, I was reminded that the season for overindulgence has also begun. Thus, now is the perfect time to check in with ourselves and establish some boundaries as to what we will and won’t be alright with this festive season.

This past April, our family took our healthy living goals another step deeper and we embarked on a journey called The WildFit Challenge. The process wasn’t always easy, but it was well worth the time and energy we put into the program. Of course, we learned about our bodies and food. We also learned about the food manufacturing industry and its downfalls (truly scary stuff). Continue reading