The Cook Awakening

Archive for August, 2011

Chicken Quarters

August 15, 2011
Posted in: Integrating Lifestyle Changes, Recipes

If you buy a whole chicken and cut it up yourself, not only are you more connected to your food, you’ll save money! Keep the pieces the butcher might normally discard or turn into pet food, and use it to make broth.

You can do it.

Mentioning the Unmentionable

August 10, 2011
Posted in: Living with Health Challenges

Living with chronic health challenges is a tricky thing.

Just that statement reveals part of how I work with it. It would be so easy to just say, “I’m sick.” But “being sick” conjures up images of taking to bed, withdrawing from life. There’s a mind state that goes along with that picture that I don’t care to live with. I have children who need me, a husband who likes my company, a business that requires my full engagement, a spiritual and social community – all of whom I love.

I don’t have time to be sick. Being sick is an energy and time suck.