Cooking as Self-Care by Dr. Munn Saechao, Online Therapist for Professional Women of Color and Child & Adolescent Psychotherapist in Mountain View, CA.
Self-care is such a big part of my life. I teach it and I live it and continually am learning new ways to engage in self-care activities that nourish my mind, body and spirit.
I don’t have as much time to do this but when I do, one of the things I enjoy doing is cooking, especially cooking for others. There is something about cooking that I find so meditative and there is also something about sharing a meal and observing others enjoy what I’ve created that is deeply rewarding. At times I’ll forgo eating because of the satisfaction I experience when witnessing how a good home cooked meal can make others so happy; this is especially true for loved ones.
I love cooking with simple ingredients and love color and presentation! Cleaning may not be fun but the process of cooking is, at least for me that is.
On that note, what do you enjoy cooking?
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