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Wednesday, January 07, 2009

Interesting book event

DR. PAVEL SOMOV, author of, Eating the Moment

Saturday, January 10th at 7:00pm at J.B. Booksellers in South Side Works

In Eating the Moment, Buddhist psychologist Pavel Somov introduces techniques, exercises, and tools to help overeaters slow down and become more aware of their food and food-related issues. Unlike many books about eating, Somov doesn't judge the reader for emotional eating, being triggered into eating, or eating out of boredom. He doesn't tell the reader how to eat; instead, he helps the reader become more aware of why he or she is eating at the moment, and helps the reader slow down, develop awareness of the experience of eating, and become more centered on his or her eating. There are 141 specific exercises in this book to promote mindful eating, as well as brief discussions of why we eat and stop eating, finding meaning in food, and developing a "philosophy of eating."