I loved Thich Nhat Hanh's audio called The Art of Mindful Living
. He has a gentle, down-to-earth speaking quality that really helped me take in what he had to say. Most of the things I've read and heard by him are similar, but I like to play this a lot. It was at the public library, possibly on itunes.
On Kindle, I haven't read but did buy 2 books by him & Lilian Cheung: Savor:Mindful Eating Mindful Life
and Mindful Eating, a Harper One Select
. I don't like reading non fiction on Kindle so never got around to it, but maybe it's time. Thanks for reminding me.
Mindfulness has helped me a lot. I forget to do it but always find that when I come back to it, I start to feel calm and peaceful. Winter with more darkness can be a challenge to mood. That darkness provides an opportunity to try out meditation, though meditation doesn't require darkness. Mostly I work on staying mindful throughout the day; especially when I wake and before going to sleep. With eating, I can't say it has cured me my food addictive behaviors.
Lately, it's beginning to penetrate that if I can hold off before giving in to an urge, even briefly, I can learn more about what's going on in my head that produced the urge. There is a universe of experience, and I mean INNER experience, that's pretty interesting. But I guess it's also uncomfortable, at least initially, and so I tend to respond to my initial impulse to anesthetize myself with food
Maybe experimenting with simply delaying the binge while using that delay as a chance to get curious would be worthwhile.
It's hard to remember to do this when those urges hit.