A Different Type of Dinnertime
Ron Taffel, psychotherapist, writes about today's family table. His description rings alarmingly true! Why has the American dinnertime changed into a dysfunctional, disassociated, chaotic time of day? How many families do you know that turn off all phones, tv's and computers to sit down together, connect and catch up for a slow, enjoyable, relaxed hour where everyone eats the exact same meal?
Mr. Taffel asks: What's happened over the past 20 years to change things so completely?
'Similarly engaged' is the key I believe. We have blown through a few generations of "me, me, ME!" and have slowly lost the all-important human connection. The awful result of the disassociation is reflected in the wretched state of health of this nation in general.
The tide is turning though, for sure. Slowly but surely people are realizing the importance of slowing down and connecting again ~ around the table, in the garden...at home, at school and at work. There is a very important movement gaining ground ~ the food revolution. This is the way forward.
If you are reading this message, you are an integral part of this needed change in American culture. I suspect you value a slower, more connected life...and relish the way dinnertime used to be. The tide is indeed turning. Let's make sure it happens ~ start with once a week, take time to plan dinner, set the table, light a candle...make the meal using fresh ingredients and enjoy it slowly and thoroughly without interruption.
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