It is such a week. A virus that kept me low for 2 weeks is ending. Yet we prepare the funeral of a loved one and bear the news of a relationship breakdown of a dear friend. Swimming in loss and memories, it really is a time to move into the core of ourselves, mix self compassion with the Truths of life and remember that this too shall pass.
It seems a long time since I have spent quality time in the kitchen, laid low for so long, and then busy with preparations and supporting others through this time. Today, in the midst of it all, I found myself cooking adai, sambar, conjee with adzuki beans, thick thick yoghurt, and pickled limes. It was so grounding.
I have cut out coffee with the aim of spending a year or two without it, just to give my body a break. As coffee is my number 1 love, I still allow myself a decaf, but even that can give me a coffee high now my body is adjusting to being without it.