Nicolae Tanase: Marsha, what is the meaning of life?
Marsha Hudnall: “The purpose of life is to enjoy every moment.”
That saying occasionally shows up on the bag tag of my favorite brand of tea. It always stops me. I love that the tea company helps bring its customers to the pleasurable meditative experience that enjoying a cup of tea can be. As I read the tags, I find myself stopping to reflect on important things in life. With this saying, I think about how I’m spending my life.
I see that as a invitation to consider the meaning of life. I tend to believe it has to do with how you go through it. Whether you are there to meet whatever comes your way with openness and acceptance, and seeing where that takes you. Because that sets you up for experiencing life, not running away from it.
If you can do that, you win.
Does that tell us anything about the real meaning of life? Not sure. But it seems a great way to go through life getting the most out of it. In the absence of knowing whether there is a real meaning to life, this seems like a great fallback.
~Marsha Hudnall, MS, RDN, CD is a registered dietitian who has spent the last four decades working to help women give up dieting rules and understand how to truly take care of themselves. Her mission in life is to help women learn to enjoy eating and living well, without worries about their weight. She encourages women to embrace their love of food, which you might call being a foodie. If so, it’s appropriate because being a foodie means you pay attention when you eat. That’s a recipe made in heaven for eating well.
She’s the president and co-owner of Green Mountain at Fox Run, the pioneering non-diet Vermont retreat for women, now in its 43rd year. She’s also the incoming president of The Center for Mindful Eating.
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