This week, I shared my thoughts about food and spirituality on the Huffington Post. Food and spirituality are two of my greatest interests, and I find them to be very closely intertwined. In many cultures, eating is linked to spirituality through times of periodic food restriction or fasting and can be representative of a break in the normal routine and a time for more thoughtful consumption. This practice can also manifest in simple daily ways, like the decision to eat less meat or abstaining from junk food for a few days.
Because eating is a shared and celebratory experience, we can, as a community and culture, learn to practice more mindful eating and connect to our consumption of food in a more spiritually-focused way. Check out the rest of my thoughts here and let us know – what are some of your spiritual food traditions?