Call it kismet, but this article on mindfulness in the kitchen was at the top of my Twitter feed when I logged on the morning after I started this blog. Go figure.
A few years back I obtained a Master’s degree in Counseling Psychology. I was fortunate enough to land an internship in a counseling center that had a holistic and humanistic bent in their approach to treating clients. This was a different perspective than that of my undergraduate and graduate school professors and opened my eyes to many useful tools.
During a weekly case conference, one of my colleagues did a mindfulness exercise with the staff and taught us how to use the technique in therapy. To say it was a life-changing morning would be an understatement. Since my main area of focus is stress and anxiety disorders, I happen to have some serious stresses in my life, and I have a child or two of my own who can get worked up easily, mindfulness has become a regular practice in my house and in my life. Until I read this article, however, I did not realize that the kitchen provides great opportunities for mindfulness!
Enjoy the article and the benefits that being present and aware will bring you.