“Proper attitudes are as important as the quality of food and cooking techniques.”
Healing with Whole Foods
It’s been more than six years since I made major changes in my eating choices. Each year since those initial changes of dropping sugar and flour from my diet, I have made adjustments at meal and snacktime, and this year I’ve decided I want to put together the things I’ve learned to bring new healing to my life and the lives of those who eat with me.
In my reading, I’ve come to embrace much of what I’ve learned in the teachings of Traditional Chinese Medicine and Ayurvedic practices. I’m still piecing things together, but I do think that regardless of what food choices I make, the value of the meal begins in my mind, my attitude. This year, I’m going to practice a new attitude in the kitchen. For those of you who love to cook and find it to be an escape, my thinking might seem silly, but I believe I am not alone in often seeing cooking as a time-consuming chore. Maybe you’ll help me as I try to enjoy cooking.
Here are some of the suggestions I have found, and I’ll share them with you. :
My plan is to make my meals as simple as I can, while gaining as much flavor as I can from a few spices. I hope you’ll share how you feel about cooking, how you think it impacts your health, and ways that another person might be able to make cooking not such a chore. We have a lot of time ahead of us, let’s hope it’s flavorful!
Joy is the will which labors, which overcomes obstacles, which knows triumph.~ William Butler Yeats
Whether you think you can or think you can’t you’re right. - Henry Ford
The best way out is always through. ~ Robert Frost
Real difficulties can be overcome, it is only the imaginary ones that are unconquerable. ~ Theodore N. Vail
Success consists of getting up just one more time than you fall. ~ Oliver Goldsmith
You must be the change you want to see in the world. - Mahatma Gandhi