On simplicity, ritual, food & home
These days, I live alone in a little house near an enormous lake. Surrounded by mountains and nestled on a tiny side street, it's delightfully quiet and still.
My living room "furniture" consists of a yoga mat and small desk made of repurposed wood. A short stack of cherished books is always close by (along with a siamese cat or two).
In life and home, I prefer beautiful, nourishing, simple.
This brings spaciousness and ease. It helps me feel whole.
I approach food and eating the same way: Think local eggs, fresh fish, veggies, dark chocolate:).
an abundant, nourishing diet doesn’t have to be complicated.
Beyond what’s on my plate, this encompasses the ritual of eating too.
Like sitting quietly and savouring morning coffee from a hand-crafted mug.
Like the comfort of keeping a slow-cooker going in wintertime...and the delight in sipping its broth-y goodness.
Like pausing a moment before dinner, lighting a candle and saying, “Thank you” before first bites.
simple rituals feed me...as does being Home.
Have rituals of your own?
If so, please share! If not, I encourage you to play with this over the next while:
Choose a time when you regularly eat a meal (or have coffee or tea), and try weaving ritual into the experience.
- Three conscious breaths
- A silent or spoken prayer or mantra
- An expression of gratitude for your food, and how it nourishes you
These are just examples, and ritual can take infinite forms. But make it something simple – something easy. Do it for a full week. See what arises.
Notice whether slowing down, finding simplicity, and pausing for ritual helps you feel nourished, cared for, Home.