I woke myself up out of a deep, dream filled sleep, and shouted out loud.

“I figured it out! I found my purpose!” I must write this down, I thought groggily, it’s so good. It’s so simple and perfect…

And I immediately fell back to sleep.

When I woke again I had absolutely no idea what it was.

Man, oh man, was I pissed. I had the perfect denouement, the one-stop-shop to enlightenment and I let it slip out of my hands.

So I guess I’m going to have to actually do the work and get there the old fashioned way: one f&@$(ng growth experience at a time.

Whenever I start a big project like this one, I break it down into the basics and make an outline of action steps. Nerdy, I know, but thank you Ms. Sleigh, the best seventh grade English teacher ever. It’s not your fault I didn’t learn grammar, where to put commas, or how to conjugate tenses. That was Mr. Howard’s fault. I had such a crush on him I never paid any attention whatsoever to the blackboard.

Before we get to the basics of being rock stars in the kitchen, we must first pay attention to the basics of the human experience. If we want to remake the way we relate to food, and reclaim the loving nature of food, we need to start over again with how we actually approach the process of eating. We need to learn how to decide we are hungry, examine how we make the food choices that nourish us, explore how we eat deliberately and regain our appreciation of the healing sustenance of good food.

It’s all interrelated of course, this divine body you inhabit and the way you choose to feed it. Whomever you believe created you, it was done in a spectacular manner. Now, it is now your turn to care for this perfect machine if you wish it to work the way it was intended. i want each and every one of you to love the body you are in, not covet the body you don’t have. If you shouted out loud right now, “I love my body!” would that ring true to you? I want you to fall in love with the process of eating loving food and reclaiming the joy of being fed. I want you to be happy in your own skin and be able to shout out loud, “I LOVE MY LIFE” and mean it.

Let’s fall in love again.  #foodislove


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