Nourish Together - Weekly Newsletter - 5/11/23
Recipe of the Week
This week’s recipe, Grandma Valita’s Rhubarb Bars, comes from my dear friend, Sarah, founder of Bake It Write. Sarah is an exceptionally talented baker and one of the kindest humans on the planet.
Sarah shared, “This recipe is straight from my grandma’s recipe box, and nostalgia abounds. Anything rhubarb instantly reminds me of her and the backyard garden full of it. These rhubarb bars are buttery, sweet and a tad bit tangy. They’re also delightfully-over-the-top served with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Cheers, Grandma!”
Like many of you, I am a huge fan of Glennon Doyle’s podcast, “We Can Do Hard Things.”
New episodes are released every Tuesday and Thursday and I am always so excited to see what topic Glennon, Abby, & Sister are covering next.
Tuesday’s episode really resonated with me: "How to Follow the Wisdom of Your Body with Dr. Hillary McBride."
The group discussed the importance of embodiment, which is the state of being fully present in and connected to one's physical body.
Hillary emphasized that many people have become disconnected from their bodies and rely too heavily on their minds to make decisions. She explained that the body holds a wealth of knowledge and wisdom that can guide us in our daily lives, but trauma and stress can cause us to dissociate and lose touch with our bodies.
The conversation explored how to reconnect with our bodies through practices like mindfulness, movement, and somatic therapy. By developing a deeper awareness and connection to our bodies, we can become more attuned to our physical and emotional needs, and better able to make choices that align with our true selves.
I highly recommend listening. Our bodies have so much wisdom to share.
Live well. Be kind.