New Year's Resolution for an anxious world: Don't dine alone

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Published on 30 Dec 2019, 16:57
Washington Post food video editor Mary Beth Albright has a new kind of New Year's resolution. In the month of January, she will eat only when sitting down, at a table, with a human. She's not restricting food in any way; instead she is expanding the opportunity for food to be what it has been for thousands of years — a connector of people.

Why? We’ve become so obsessed with the “what” of food (Keto? Paleo? Atkins?) that we’ve lost focus on the “how.”

Mary Beth consulted with Martha Beck (Oprah Winfrey’s life coach, no big deal) before embarking upon this resolution, She said it’s not about trusting others, it’s about trusting yourself. “You will never be as hurt by being open as you are by being closed,” she has written.

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