Posted By trish on February 12, 2010
In Savor, New York Times bestselling author and renowned spiritual leader Thich Nhat Hanh (Peace Is Every Step, The Art of Power) and Harvard nutritionist Dr. Lilian Cheung combine the timeless wisdom of Buddhism with medical science to deliver a revolutionary guide to end our struggles with weight for good. Savor combines aspects of Michael Pollin (The Omnivore’s Dilemma), Barbara Kingsolver (Animal, Vegetable, Miracle), and the Dalai Lama (The Art of Happiness) to present a helpful, healthful guide to mindful eating and the slow food movement.
Offering practical tools, including personalized goal setting, a detailed nutrition guide, and a mindful living plan, the authors help us to uncover the roots of our habits and then guide us as we transform our actions. Savor teaches us how to easily adopt the practice of mindfulness and integrate it into eating, exercise, and all facets of our daily life, so that being conscious and present becomes a core part of our being.
It is the awareness of the present moment, the realization of why we do what we do, that enables us to stop feeling bad and start changing our behavior. Savor not only helps us achieve the healthy weight and well-being we seek, but it also brings to the surface the rich abundance of life available to us in every moment.
Find out more about Savor here.
One of the best-known and most-respected Zen masters in the world today, poet, and peace and human rights activist, Thich Nhat Hanh (called Thây by his students) has led an extraordinary life.
In 1982 he founded Plum Village, a Buddhist community in exile in France, where he continues his work to alleviate suffering of refugees, boat people, political prisoners, and hungry families in Vietnam and throughout the Third World. He has also received recognition for his work with Vietnam veterans, meditation retreats, and his prolific writings on meditation, mindfulness, and peace. He has published some 85 titles of accessible poems, prose, and prayers, with more than 40 works available in English, including the bestselling Call Me by My True Names; Peace Is Every Step; Being Peace; Touching Peace; Living Buddha, Living Christ; Teachings on Love; The Path of Emancipation; and Anger.
In September 2001, just a few days after the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center, he addressed the issues of nonviolence and forgiveness in a memorable speech at Riverside Church in New York City. In September 2003, he addressed members of the U.S. Congress, leading them through a two-day retreat.
Nhat Hanh continues to live in Plum Village in the meditation community he founded in France, where he teaches, writes, and gardens; and he leads retreats worldwide on “the art of mindful living.”
Dr. Lilian Cheung is a Co-Investigator at the Harvard Prevention Research Center on Nutrition and Physical Activity. She was the Principal Investigator of the Qualitative Study on CDC’s School Health Index, which assessed its receptivity and impact with schools, funded by the CDC and American Schools of Public Health. She was the Co-Principal Investigator of Eat Well & Keep Moving, a study funded by the Walton Family Foundation to evaluate the impact of an interdisciplinary school-based program to promote nutrition and physical activity in upper elementary students. She was the Co-Principal Investigator of Treatwell 5 A Day, a study funded by the National Cancer Institute to promote fruit and vegetable consumption in worksites. She was also Director of Nutrition and Fitness at the Center for Health Communication.
Savor’s TLC Book Tours TOUR STOPS
Monday, March 22nd: I Write in Book’s Blog
Friday, March 26th: Rundpinne
Wednesday, March 31st: Worducopia
Thursday, April 1st: Escape From Obesity
Monday, April 5th: Regular Rumination
Thursday, April 8th: Balanced Health and Nutrition
Monday, April 12th: Pasta Queen
Tuesday, April 13th: The Token Fat Girl
Wednesday, April 14th: Happy Lotus
Thursday, April 15th: Laughing Through the Chaos
Monday, April 19th: The Tippy Toe Diet
Thursday, April 22nd: 1330v
Friday, April 23rd: Crunches for Cupcakes
Wednesday, April 28th: Fit Bottomed Girls
Thursday, May 13th: Bibliofreak
Date TBD: Nutrition Unplugged
Date TBD: A Blob Blog