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pavel-somov's picture
Sep.13.2012
All life distinguishes “inside” from “outside,” or “self” from “nonself.”  (I call this SkinThink).  This is the fundamental duality of existence.  This dichotomy, this distinction, this bias, this sapience is the software of living.  Life (in order to begin, in order to...
pavel-somov's picture
Aug.20.2012
We tend to think of metabolism in purely physiological terms.  I'd like to help you broaden your view of metabolism a bit.  I invite you to think of metabolism as information processing.  Let's take the act of eating, for example.  We can think of eating in purely...
pavel-somov's picture
Aug.19.2012
My second book on mindful eating, Reinventing the Meal, is out.   The formula is simple: to reinvent your eating, open your mind before you open your mouth.  Put differently, to reinvent yourself reinvent your eating. Here's the foreword from Donald Altman, the author of One-...
annette-talbert's picture
Jul.30.2011
This is my 100th blog post since beginning this project over a year ago. I haven't always been faithful. There were long pauses between thoughts, especially last fall-winter. I was kind of busy trying to stay afloat in the sea of confusion that defined my job most of the year.  So, this summer I...
pavel-somov's picture
May.16.2011
Emotional eating is misunderstood and often unnecessarily demonized. However, emotional eating -- that is, eating to feel good, often termed "compulsive eating" -- isn't the problem. It's emotional overeating and mindless emotional eating that can be both psychologically and physically...
pavel-somov's picture
May.12.2010
Mindful Eating Tracker  is now about 2 months old.  Here's what I wrote about it in February:  Mindful eating isn’t a one-time choice – it’s a habit.  Build the habit of conscious eating one mindful eating journal entry at a time.  Mindful eating is, in a manner of speaking, a kind of yoga that...
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Mar.24.2010
Most of my audience – at this point – seems to be ladies.  I intend to change that with your help.  There is a good statistical chance that you got a guy with a spare tire around his waist hanging around somewhere nearby.  Right?  Right.  So, here’s the deal: I am going to write a tip-sheet on “how...
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Mar.20.2010
A meal is an event.  Eating is the process behind it.  Mindless eating, without any awareness of the process itself, turns a meal-event into a belly-aching non-event. A potential of an event, wiped out by mindlessness, is both an existential loss (a loss of an eating moment is a loss of a moment of...
pavel-somov's picture
Mar.20.2010
“Zero-sum” is when one’s needs cancel out another’s needs.  I learned the meaning of this violent doctrine as a Russian kid playing “nozhichki.”  Nozhichki (“little knives”) is a game of divide-and-conquer.  First, with the point of your pocketknife you draw a sizable circle on hard ground.  Then,...
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Mar.21.2009
A koan is a kind of question used as a training device in the Buddhist tradition, designed to help the aspirant attain a degree of clarity. I'm sure you've come across these zany questions before ("What's the sound of one hand clapping?" or "If a tree falls in the forest and no one...