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AH!2016 Speaker Profile: Dr. Nina Meledandri


I was sitting at my kitchen table one evening a few months ago working on Activating Happy and felt the urge for something sweet. I opened a new bag of Guittard extra dark chocolate chips and thought I would eat a dozen chips to satisfy my craving. When I finally stopped to put the bag away, it was half empty! Really???? I remembered the texture was gratifying but I have to admit, I really don’t remember enjoying the taste. All I know is that half the bag was now sitting in my stomach. How pleasurable it would have been to have really enjoyed each morsel.

And, that is the perfect segue to introduce Activating Happy speaker, Dr. Nina Meledandri, physician and mindful eating educator. And, a truly lovely human being.

How many times have you sat down with a bag of potato chips or had a beautiful meal placed in front of you and before you knew it, it had vanished?

Mindful eating is not about diets, food restrictions or inducing guilt. It’s about eating with intention, satisfaction, joy and taking care of YOU. Dr. Meledandri will help us learn how to fully enjoy our food without eating mindlessly. She is passionate about sharing the benefits of choosing food for both enjoyment and nourishment and providing us with tools to no longer manage our emotions through food. And, she has something special planned for us at Activating Happy.

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.” Virginia Woolf

Bon appetit,

Sandi Serling and the Activating Happy Team

PS - Early bird tickets are on sale and available here.

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AH!2016 - November 5, 2016

Lakewood Center For The Arts - Lake Oswego