We're all in this together..........
One thing is for sure - we are all in this together - and as a collective we have so much to offer. Over the past weeks we've witnessed tremendous acts of kindness across the world; everything from food parcels to balcony serenades - much needed rays of light.
So what can you do to take care of yourself and lean in to the feel-good?
Here are just a few ideas:
Meditate: here is a beautiful meditation bespoke to C-19 HERE
Spend time in outdoors in your garden or a solo walk in green space?
Nap if you feel the urge
Lose yourself in a book for 5mins
Bounce with the kids on the trampoline (I've just invested in a mini-Trampet for the office!)
Minimise social media engagement
Do these activities resolve C-19? No - but they can help us feel more calm and rested, which in turn supports our immune response and makes us more able to navigate our current situation.
Feeling anxious is totally understandable - and you are definitely not alone in that. In fact UK Functional Medic Dr Chatterjee shared a fantastic Podcast that covers just that, he has such a beautiful way of offering practical, calm advice, so if it feels right perhaps have a wee listen here Managing Anxiety with COVID-19
So given the news last night many of you might be wondering how best to stock up to avoid multiple supermarket trips, that might involve taking advantage of the frozen aisle., tins and dried goods and getting creative in the kitchen!
Does it matter if we have to buy frozen veg?
In short, the answer is no. This is because, once harvested, vegetables start to lose nutrients and antioxidants. Frozen vegetables are usually 'snap frozen'. This is a pretty instant freezing process that preserves nutrients. When cooked there's been minimal loss of nutrients.
I love this recipe based on Nigella's Sunshine Soup. It's bursting with colour and stupidly easy to make. Yellow peppers contain the highest vitamin C concentration of all sweet peppers with 183 mg per 100 grams. One-half cup of sweet yellow peppers delivers 152% of the recommended daily value - and are a great way to support immune health; you could make it with frozen peppers too.
1 yellow bell pepper
1 orange bell pepper
2 teaspoons olive oil
1L vegetable broth/ stock
500g frozen sweetcorn
Salt and pepper to taste
Method: Cut the peppers into strips and place on the prepared baking sheet shiny-side down. Drizzle oil on the and roast in the oven for 25 minutes (250*) Pour the vegetable broth into a large saucepan and bring to a boil. Add the frozen corn, cover and cook for about 10 minutes until corn is hot. Blend all ingredients together. Heat again and serve.
If you're not already in my free private Facebook group, please do join. I'm posting recipes, videos and sharing resources themed around keeping ourselves in robust health in body, head and spirit; with guest speakers, meditation experts and much more.
We had our 1st Sunday Service last week- 10am every Sunday we'll share a meditation/ breath work to help calm our soul.
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I continue to see current and new clients via Zoom or on the good ol' fashioned telephone - and although I miss the personal contact (I love a hug) it is working really well.
If I can help you reconnect with your health and well-being in anyway, please reach out - I've had a number of former clients do this and am now offering stand-alone wellness consultations to help you optimise your own heath and well-being.
In the meantime stay well and lean into the feel good.
In health and with love,