Instead of simply giving thanks for your food at the beginning of the meal, give thanks with each bite. Try to eat everything with complete consciousness of what you are eating and the processes through which the food went to arrive at your plate. For each mouthful of food, chew slowly.
Ragan Sutterfield is a writer and Episcopal seminarian sojourning from his native Arkansas in Alexandria, Virginia. He is the author of Cultivating Reality: How the Soil Might Save Us, Farming as a Spiritual Discipline and a contributor to the book Sacred Acts: How churches are working to protect the Earth’s climate. Ragan’s articles and essays have appeared in a variety of magazines including Triathlete, The Oxford American, and Books & Culture. He works to live the good life with his wife Emily and daughter Lillian.