There are countless ways to express your creativity — through the written word, creating an aesthetically pleasing home environment, building a business or through a variety of artistic endeavors. But nothing can compare to creating a colorful salad 🥗.
The salad pictured below was a three person endeavor created at my home for a Paella Party back in June. In this beautiful bowl was Spinach, Red Leaf Lettuce, Grape Tomatoes 🍅, Red Onion, Mandarin Oranges, Cranberries and Bleu Cheese.
Eating is a necessity, but preparation and cooking is an art form!
Like so many of Ann Lamott’s powerful insights and quotes, I especially like this one because it propelled me to look at self-care as a radical act.
No longer of the mindset that taking care of myself is an act of selfishness, I now see it as high level activism. “Why?” you ask.
Simple — because unless we feed our bodies energetic food, our minds powerful fodder and surround ourselves with nutrient-rich people who support us and call us out when necessary, we can be of little benefit to others nor have a true impact on our world.
Let’s not fool ourselves into thinking that being a sacrificial lamb earns us a place in the pantheon of sainthood.
Here’s to a life of radicalism! Happy New You!