I recently came across an article called “A Road to Mental Health Through the Kitchen” by The Wall Street Journal. In short, it talks about how health-care clinics and counselors are using cooking and baking as a therapy tool.
This article completely resonated with me. Everyone has their own way of unwinding after a long day. For some it’s going to the gym, for others perhaps shopping, but for me, it has always been cooking. There is something so satisfying about about putting on some music and letting your thoughts drift away as you whip up a dinner or bake a dessert. And while the process of preparing and cooking a meal is therapeutic in and of itself, the end result is equally as rewarding, especially when you can share the end product with someone else. When I see my husband, family and friends enjoying something I made it feels like an instant boost in self confidence.
Yes, my kitchen is my sanctuary and cooking is my therapy.
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