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Things I Did When I Was Hangry: Navigating a Peaceful Relationship with Food

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After years of struggling with eating disorders and anxiety around food and eating, Annie Mahon figured that having a path, any path, would be helpful. When she read The Miracle of Mindfulness by Thich Nhat Hanh, she found a path that not only changed her (and her family’s) relationship with food, but also transformed nearly every aspect of her life.

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Paperback, 256 pages
Published September 15th 2015 by Parallax Press (first published August 17th 2015)
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Deidre Combs
Oct 12, 2015 rated it it was amazing
This book is food for the soul! Mahon includes relatable stories, authentic inner dialogue and a wealth of support within its pages. I don't consider myself having issues with eating, but regardless I was amazed how easily I flew through the chapters gathering perennial wisdom and insight into my own journey. This book is accessible with recipes and family traditions that are easy to reproduce and a translation of Buddhist philosophy into simple language that I can now apply.
Katie
Mar 26, 2016 rated it it was ok
This is going to sound extremely judgmental, but this woman is a hot mess and I don't know why anyone would take advice from her.

This is a memoir about a person obsessed with food, which believe me, more sympathetic I could not be. But this woman's descriptions about the counterproductive things she does in her life and the disorganized mess her life often is, should be very concerning for anyone looking for tips on how to deal with similar food obsession. The woman had to leave the
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Martha Bullen
Sep 14, 2015 rated it it was amazing
I thoroughly enjoyed this wonderfully candid, insightful and engaging memoir. Annie Mahon offers empathy and understanding to readers who, like her, have struggled with their relationship with food. It's not easy to feed ourselves and our children healthy food in our culture. We're all exposed to fast food, packaged snacks, relentless advertisements and time pressure which makes it difficult to make time to shop, cook and eat healthy food. This book will give you options for practicing mindful c ...more
Heidi Worley
Mar 02, 2016 rated it it was amazing
Mahon weaves her personal story with a study in mindful eating in a beautiful narrative that gives you pause and entices contemplation. Packed with yummy recipes, a great read for anyone struggling with eating disorders, addictions, life challenges and transitions, or desiring a more mindful path. I'm definitely trying some of her recipes and will keep her book on my kitchen shelf to help me be more mindful in my relationship with food. Thanks Annie!
Kathryn Guylay
Mar 30, 2016 rated it it was amazing
The author pours her heart and soul into this tale about overcoming obsessive eating habits and creating a peaceful relationship with food. My favorite parts were the recipes and family traditions that allow us to celebrate food (as both fuel and as something we can gather around). I also really liked the simple translations of Buddhist philosophy into simple language that we can relate to.
Cathy Wilson
Jan 11, 2018 rated it it was amazing
I learned so much about mindfulness and was inspired to change my cooking and eating! The author bravely reveals her struggles with food and provides inspiration and advice for those who also have issues and those who simply desire to pursue a more mindful life and eating/cooking experience. The recipes she provides are delicious! I highly recommend this well written and compelling book.
elissa
Took me awhile to read, but I think this is one that I need to own, given that I want to try some of the recipes!

Update 3/9/17: I rarely buy books, but I did buy myself a copy of this, and I've got my husband reading it next.
Tikri /Letitia
Aug 08, 2016 rated it it was ok
Honest, detailed account of Annie Mahon's lifelong relationship with food from struggle to peace.
Contains helpful sections on mindful meditation and recipes. (Received as a Goodreads Giveaway.)
robyn
Jan 24, 2018 rated it liked it
When I buy a self-help book, and the author goes on and one about themselves and their struggles, I get impatient and irritated. Someone else's story is not going to be a perfect fit, and sometimes no fit at all, for your own life; particularly when they seem to have the money for resources that you don't (going away to international retreats, for example, or checking themselves into clinics). Also of course, the I,I,I of a first person, when they're talking ad nauseum about their problems and s ...more
Jenna Dreixler
Mar 26, 2018 rated it liked it
really good book for those who want to educate themselves on nutrition and eating disorders
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Annie Mahon

Annie Mahon is an author, ordained Buddhist mindfulness teacher and founder of the Circle Yoga Cooperative in Washington, D.C. Annie has always enjoyed writing about her life, from journalistic pursuits at the University of Michigan to technical papers for IBM and Oracle. She has been writing about mindfulness, parenting, stress and yoga since 2004. Her blog, rawmindfulness.com, is a h
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