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Nutrition and Herbal Wellness
Nutrition and Herbal Topics
1. these berry bran muffins are on the blog this week, along with a little humorous story and encouragement. 2. behind the scenes of how shelter-in-place is really going (turns out the ladies provide fairly limitless entertainment - and vice versa). all in all, practicing lots of gratitude and finding humor and joy where and as much as we can. 👌
asked what my favorite comfort food is recently, I without hesitation replied ‘oatmeal, any flavor combination, any time of day.’ but I’ll follow that up with, ‘also beans on toast. ideally really nice hearty (gf) sourdough bread, with a pile of greens and/or mushrooms.’ what are your comfort foods?
just in case you need a reminder that there is still magic, growing and becoming amidst our current everyday. 🌱🦄
mental health check in: how’s everyone doing as you’re practicing social distancing? we did a mental health check in yesterday at work during a remote team meeting. it was nice to air challenges and hear others’ experiences. quite honestly, the last few days have been mentally tough as I’ve decided it’s best for me to avoid all public spaces. but I’m grateful to have a solid toolbox of resources: meditation, prayer, and breath work, getting outside to run and move my body, healthy foods available, and mentors/communities I can fall back on and lean into. I don’t pretend to have anything figured out but I have embraced the idea that there is a lot of positive that can come out of catastrophic pain, devastation and unknowns. so for now, stepping into the unknown day by day, breath by breath, with faith that’s firm. and that’s enough. today on the trails I was reminded by one of my favorite pairs of trees that we’re infinitely connected. the trees and plants in the forest communicate with each other without all the methods we have. they share resources and yes, even grow around and into each other. the tree on the left didn’t fall into the other- it’s growing around and through, and even doing the same to the tree on the other side. this is a reminder that we’re doing the same in our own ways. take care of yourself and take care of your community. and also if you need to, comment or send me a message. or check in with your closest people. let us know how you’re really doing. 🌱
over here doing the usual Sunday baking and avoiding most people. 😜 also seeking out all the sources of laughter and joy, since we need a lot more of that the last few days. this is the gluten and dairy-free Irish soda bread from my blog, and we’ll be enjoying it with a nice hearty split pea - heavy on the greens - miso soup today. what are you bake / making, now that you’ve more time at home?
there’s a new recipe for this Falafel Load on the blog - as well as a little encouragement for navigating our stressful times. thanks to the news cycle the last couple days and professions in both clinical/individual and public health, I’m taking lots of my own advice! 🧅🧄👩🏼🍳🌱💆🏼♀️ link is in my bio if you’d like the recipe or something a little more encouraging to read.