It’s really starting to hit me that it’s finally fall. Halloween is next week. Thanksgiving plans are coming together.
I’m normally not a huge fan of pumpkin things but for some reason I’ve been think about trying more pumpkin recipes this season.
Like this Pumpkin Mochi recipe by Kirbie Cravings.
Or this Pumpkin Soup Recipe from the Salty Marshmallow.
But then I just got a new packet of matcha powder and I really want to try this recipe for Matcha Tiramisus for Two from A Cozy Kitchen.
I came across this interesting article about cooking as self care by Akanksha Singh over on Bon Appetit. As someone who struggles with my mental health it was something that really spoke to me. The mind and the body are intimately connected whether we like it or not. When I’m upset I have the tendency not to eat. It’s always tempting to just stop moving and lie down somewhere and curl up into a ball and just cry. When I come to that place the last thing I want to do is get up and make some food. But there is something grounding about prepping ingredients and going through the motions of cooking and cleaning. And it’s even better if making food causes me to share with the other people in my life.
Now, I’m not going to say that cooking is the best way to practice self-care but it’s definitely an effective way for me to de-stress and take care of myself. It can only be one of many things we do to take care of ourselves. If you find yourself struggling with depression or anxiety, I do recommend getting help whether it’s formal counseling or some other form of therapy ( I highly recommend Biblical counseling myself). Mental health can be a struggle, but it’s a fight that can be won.
Thank you for reading!
Have a great week!