Not only is cooking a method of fueling ourselves, it’s also a calming and centering activity, ultimately adding beauty to our lives.
Have you noticed that when you cook, you are in a constant flow of concentration? This feeling is often times called “flow,” a psychological theory coined by Mihaly Csikszentmihalyi who wrote a National Bestseller book on the topic.
According to Mihaly flow is defined as, “being completely involved in an activity for its own sake. The ego falls away. Time flies. Every action, movement, and thought follows inevitably from the previous one, like playing jazz. Your whole being is involved, and you’re using your skills to the utmost.”
So if cooking provides us with fuel, and allows us to engage in “flow,” can you think of another benefit cooking bestows?
How about soft hands…
If you’ve ever made kale chips, roasted veggies or baked scones, your hands would have undoubtedly come in contact with some olive, coconut or canola oil, resulting in some very soft and healthy hands.
No need for store bought moisturizers, just get in your kitchen and cook up some food with your own two hands!
Remember, cooking not only brings about soft hands, but also encourages a clear, calm and centered way of life, enabling us to give, share and indulge in many of life’s simple pleasures.
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