There are many beautiful reasons to fall in love. And there are many magical moments to fall in love with. We just have to be present to see and appreciate them.
A genuine smile from a stranger.
Stumbling across something that makes you laugh…really laugh.
A shared conversation of true connection.
A random act of kindness.
A comforting cup of warm tea on a cold day.
Hearing your favorite song.
Dipping your cold toes in a warm epsom salt bath.
Lately I’ve been working on falling in love with the moment at hand. Without wishing it were something else. Without imposing my own judgements. Without criticism.
Accepting it for what it is. Just as I am learning to accept myself for who I am.
Imagine if we all showed up this way. Unbiased. Not so hyper focused on our own troubles. Willing to listen to others. Willing to accept others as they are without trying to impose our beliefs on them. What would the world look like?
What prevents us from doing that?
What helps us do that?
One of the biggest therapies that helps me is focusing on other people. This may sound like it goes against the grain of self-care and self-love. But, it’s precisely the contrary. When I step outside of my own cycle of problems and thoughts circling chaotically in my mind, I’m able to gain fresh perspective, to gain restorative peace.
I’m able to listen. To share. To connect. And that, to me, is the ultimate form of self-care.
1 cup beet juice
½ cup coconut milk
2 tsp. ACV
1 tsp. vanilla
1 cup tigernut flour
½ cup cassava (could use all tigernut or use pea protein)
1 tsp. baking powder
½ tsp. baking soda
½ tsp. sea salt
1 tsp. Sun Potion He Shou Wu
Sweetener: I personally think the beet juice and tigernut flour is enough sweetness, but if you like treats on the sweeter side, try 2-3 tbsp. of your favorite sweetener (we like honey or agave for this one)
Preheat the oven to 350° F
In a bowl, add the beet juice, coconut milk, apple cider vinegar, and vanilla>> Mix
Bake for 50 minutes
Allow to cool completely before slicing (Even better if you refrigerate it before slicing)
I like it served with coconut yogurt and some granola!
Photos and video by Cathryn Fowler
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