The Food At Heart Story
Welcome to Food At Heart – I’m so glad you found me…
If you’ve made it to this page, I’m guessing you’d like to know a bit more about who I am and, most importantly, how I can help you.
Let me start by introducing myself…
I’m Meredith. I’m a mindful cooking and slow eating guide, meditation teacher and passionate lover of all things cacao.
After many years of suffering from digestive and fatigue issues, I’m now on a mission to help other people (and hopefully you) with tummy troubles. I support people in bringing calm to their bellies through slow tasting, calming cooking, and using meditation and mindfulness to manage stress triggers.
And yes, you’ll see the ‘M’ word (mindfulness that is) in many places these days. But this is because it can be a really powerful way to bring more gentle awareness, calm and self-compassion into life – which is an important part of tackling tummy troubles.
I’ll happily confess to being a bit of a chocolate geek. In fact, I think I may even have dark chocolate running through my veins – though I have no scientific evidence to back this up!
What’s the Food At Heart ethos?
Food At Heart is about small, delicious actions you can incorporate into a busy life.
This includes considering the food you cook and eat, and how you eat it – all accompanied by a liberal sprinkling of belly calm tips. It’s also about finding pleasure in the slow and simple, and not just in relation to food.
I know from personal experience that having digestive problems, especially if you’re generally feeling stressed and overwhelmed, can make it difficult to eat and live joyfully.
Fortunately it doesn’t have to be this way.
This is why meditation has been an important tool in my own digestive management kit. So much so that I trained as a meditation teacher with the British School of Meditation. You’ll find taster meditations on Food At Heart, plus I run in-person workshops if you’d to try this out for yourself.
And to be completely clear – I’m not a nutritionist or a medical professional; I will share my stories, experience and guidance as a cooking and meditation teacher, but I won’t ever diagnose, prescribe or make medical recommendations. But I will aim to provide smiles and support.
I weave chocolate making and tasting through my work to bring my slow eating ethos to life in a tasty way – including through my Slow Chocolate Kit which is brand new for 2018.
If you’d like to find out what I have coming up, just check my events page for meditation workshops and slow tasting events. For something a bit more personal and bespoke, I also have one-to-one support options available too.
What else should you know about me?
I care deeply about where my food comes from and eat pesticide-free where possible.
I like to eat foods that sing with the full flavour of the season they naturally grow in, mixed with interesting flavours and put together with a little love.
Oh, and I prefer food to go in mouths rather than bins, so anything that reduces food waste is a big plus too!
Main image © James Champion