Kitchens not only nourish our bodies, they nourish our souls
Most families create memories in the kitchen: baking Christmas cookies, dinner conversations, homework projects and hopefully lots of love and laughter. It’s the heart of the home. If you are intentional with how you take care of it, your kitchen can nourish your body and soul.
Nourishing Your Body
Stock your kitchen with high-vibrational frequency foods
Let’s address the most obvious element of the kitchen: Food. This is the area of our homes where we store food, cook and eat meals.
Everything emits a vibrational frequency. You, your clothes, your house and your food. The food you put into your body affects your physical and mental wellbeing, so eating high-vibrational frequency foods will raise your body’s frequency. Higher frequency means higher nourishment.
When organizing your refrigerator, put the most healthy food front and center so it’s easy to grab. Allow yourself to indulge so you don’t feel deprived, but make the high-vibrational food the most convenient to get to.
Here are some examples of high-vibrational foods:
- Mushrooms contain phytochemicals that enhance immunity and lower the chance of developing cancer.
- Dark leafy greens have been shown to help with stress management and good gut health. They have a high concentration of vitamins and minerals that our bodies resonate with.
- Raw cacao nibs contain anandamide which produces positive feelings. Munch on cacao nibs when you need to uplift your mood and raise your energy field.
- Berries are sweet but low in sugar and high in antioxidants. They boost your body’s vibrational frequency immediately.
Take a look at this article before making your grocery list this week. Maybe you’ll be inspired to add some new high vibration foods into your diet.
Nourishing Your Soul
Use your kitchen as a self care tool. Your morning coffee, cooking, eating and family time can be soul-filling if you are intentional with how you go about it.
- Take 5: Use your morning coffee or tea as a reminder to slow down before you speed up. Tap into all 5 senses: Feel the weight and warmth of the cup in your hands. Breathe in the aroma of your drink, watch the steam rising, listen to the liquid being poured or the sound you make as you sip. Be intentional about how you start your day because it influences how the rest of your day flows.
- Take the time to have family meals and reconnect with your people because connection with loved ones is so nourishing for your mind, body and soul. Be mindful of these precious moments…put the phones down!
- Use your hands to create something. It’s been scientifically proven that tactile activities calm the nerves and reduce anxiety. Roll up your sleeves and get cooking.
- Don’t wait for a special occasion to use the good china and crystal! Make each meal special by using dishes you love. Pull out your great grandmother’s luncheon dishes and get connected to your great grandma on a soul level.
Creating new kitchen habits that will nourish your body and soul can take time, but it’s so worth it.