You don't have to turn to food in difficult times. Well Nourished shows you how to develop a mindful relationship with food as you nourish yourself emotionally.
There is much more to nourishing yourself than simply eating food. After a long day of feeling run down and exhausted, what you're really hungering for is other forms of nourishment. Well Nourished is here to show you how to live a life where feel nourished emotionally, intellectually, physically, socially, and creatively.
This is your chance to be mindfully present as you receive, experience,and engage in the nourishing activities and moments that will sustain you on levels other than what your stomach is telling you. You will learn to maintain an inner sense of balance and nourishment even when the waters of life are pitching you around like a ship in a storm. Well Nourished gives you the tools and practices to accomplish all of this when you might otherwise turn to food in these difficult times.
With Well Nourished you will develop a mindful relationship to food and craft a well nourished life.
About the Author
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.
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
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., New York Times Bestselling author of Hardwiring Happiness, and Buddhas Brain
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.
Andrea Lieberstein's book helps the reader with an essential task – realizing the full potential of their life. This workbook guides us through an assessment of eight realms in our life that require "nourishment" through mindful attention. These include the realms of the physical, emotional, psychological, social intellectual, creative, spiritual and worldly. Through her clear writing, stories and creative exercises the author guides the reader in forming a plan for a life with mindful eating and living that is well rounded, well nourished and personally satisfying. - Jan Chozen Bays, author of Mindful Eating
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
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.
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
This book is medicine for your soul. It will take you on a journey exploring the different aspects of yourself, showing you how to receive deep nourishment and be happy from the inside out. The clear, powerful practices give you tangible ways to balance and nourish your own life and, through your own fulfilled life, help nourish the world. - Marci Shimoff, New York Times best-selling author of Happy for No Reason