After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, is helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she changed her relationship with food and transformed nearly every aspect of her life.
In Things I Did When I Was Hangry, Annie shares her path to mindful cooking and eating. The book fits together like a wheel, rather than sequential steps. Readers are invited to jump in and take what works for them.
Each section has a short, humorous story about Annie’s own journey toward more conscious cooking and eating. She shares mindfulness practices that support more ease around food, plus journal questions to help you look more deeply at the roots of your thinking. Simple, delicious vegan recipes compliment each section, demonstrating mindful alternatives for every meal, including eating at work and school, eating at restaurants and on vacation, and mindfully feeding friends and entertaining.
Mindful eating has been shown to improve body acceptance, diminish negative self-talk, and support weight loss. Annie Mahon’s recipes and suggestions are scaffolding anyone can use to build their own mindful kitchen and eating practices.
Annie Mahon is a successful blogger, a mindfulness teacher, and a founder of the Circle Yoga Collective in Washington, D.C. She's taught mindfulness, conflict resolution, and peer mediation in Washington, D.C., public schools. A licensed massage therapist and mother of four, Annie Mahon lives near Washington, D.C., with her family and dogs.