I love to cook! There is something very nurturing about preparing a lovely, nutritious meal. I enjoy cooking for others but I also love to do it for myself. It is so comforting and relaxing to take the time to slow down and enjoy the entire experience. It gives me a great deal of pleasure and reminds me how important it is to take care of myself.
I used to bake bread to relieve stress. The combination of working my frustration out on the dough and then having the reward of a wonderful loaf of fresh bread when I was done was fantastic! I learned that the kitchen can be a great place to practice a little self appreciation!