gifts buried in suffering,
At the beginning of the new year, many of us take time to pause and reflect. Giving thought to the past year, reviewing our lives, and taking inventory of what we have accomplished or not accomplished. Often, from a place of self-judgement, we create “resolutions”, or goals for the year to come, which involve even more accomplishing, doing, and producing.
This year, I decided to try something new. Instead of asking myself, “What do I want to do this year?“, I asked myself “How do I want to feel?“. As I contemplate this question, a few words bubble to the surface. I want to feel vibrant, energized. I want to feel grounded to the earth and its cycles. I want to feel connected. For me, when I feel these ways, I feel good. We are all different, and we each resonate with feelings so individually. How do you want to feel this year? Remember the times this past year, when you felt the most content. How did you feel? After you come up with a few core feelings, think about ways to cultivate these feelings on a daily basis.
For me, this means cooking and eating foods that are alive and full of nutrients- rather than ones that leave me feeling heavy and tired. Instead of saying, I’m not going to eating dairy or sugar, I gently nudge myself away from the mindset of rules, into the realm of feelings, remembering how wonderful it feels to feel vibrant, alive and energized.
Because cooking is a big part of my work and everyday life, I feel more grounded to the earth and its cycles when I prepare food that actually comes from the ground, when its grown in its true season.
4 medium organic carrots
1 small golden beet ( 2- 3 inches in diameter) scrubbed and cut in half (optional)
1 apple – cored
1 orange (peeled)
1 Tablespoon sliced fresh turmeric root ( peels are OK) more to taste.Juice all ingredients in a juicer. Remember start conservatively with the turmeric, taste and add more if you like.
Makes one 10 oz glass of juice
Prep time: Cook time: Total time: Yield: 1 12 oz glass