Learn how to nourish your mind, body, and spirit and have a mindful relationship to food.
Many people use food to nourish themselves when what they are really hungry for is other forms of nourishment. What if we were living a life where we felt well-nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, psychologically, spiritually, socially, and creatively? What if we were mindfully present to receive, experience, plan for, and engage in nourishing activities, moments, and practices regularly that fed us on many levels. What if we were able to maintain an inner sense of balance and nourishment even when things are not perfectly in balance, and have the tools and practices to do so rather than turn to food at those times?
This book will show readers how to develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well-nourished life with step-by-step examples, tools, and mindful practices that can be individualized to their unique needs.
Andrea Lieberstein, MPH, RDN, RYT, is a registered dietitian nutritionist, mindful eating and mindfulness-based stress reduction (MBSR) instructor, and coach. Andrea was a leader in developing and implementing mindfulness and mind-body programs at Kaiser Permanente Northern California for over 20 years and is a contributing author to the chapter on meditation in The Stress Reduction and Relaxation Training Workbook(5th edition), New Harbinger Press.
Andrea incorporates mindfulness-based eating awareness training (MB-EAT), MBSR, and other mindful eating and mindfulness-based mind-body practices in her private practice working with individuals on a wide range of nutritional challenges: nutrition for optimal well-being, disordered eating, overeating, weight management, body image, and stress-related issues and health concerns.
Andrea holds degrees from Stanford University and the University of California at Berkeley.
The spirit of this book is all encompassing, creating a path to higher wisdom through deepening our relationship to food, eating, and our bodies. This broad wisdom is complemented by many practical elements to help you along the way; tools to be used and questions to be reflected on, drawing on that capacity for mindfulness that we all have to cultivate deeper understanding and balance. - Jean L. Kristeller, Ph.D., author of The Joy of Half a Cookie
Well Nourished is a beautiful book. Its message is not about depriving ourselves of food but truly serving ourselves with a feast that supports health, happiness, and a meaningful life. I highly recommend this wise and loving book that guides us in living the life we want to be living. - Bob Stahl, Ph.D.
Well Nourished is a rich and comprehensive guidebook that not only helps the reader establish a healthy relationship to food, but also uses it as a vehicle to greater experience consciousness, mindfulness, and true fulfillment in all areas of one’s life. As a result, it allows your goodness to shine through and help awaken it in those around you. An excellent offering. - James Baraz, author of Awakening Joy: 10 Steps to Happiness
Andrea Lieberstein’s Well Nourished is a delightful feast combining behavioral science research, practical exercises, and a heathy dose of personal and professional experience. She has crafted a sensible and compassionate guide to nourishing yourself in body, mind, and spirit. - David S. Sobel, M.D., M.P.H.
This is a wonderful book that integrates a practical and inspiring path to nourishing the whole self, honoring mind, body and spirit. Clear tools and mindful practices based on scientific research, wisdom practices, and Andrea's expertise are offered throughout that if followed open the door into living a life that is nourished, fun, resourced, and whole--with food in its place as a source of nourishment not struggle. - Joan Borysenko, Ph.D., author of Minding the Body, Mending the Mind
Not only full of deeply thoughtful, useful ideas and methods, this book is very nurturing and beautifully designed. A jewel from a gem of a teacher. - Rick Hanson, Ph.D., author of Buddha's Brain