February Editor’s Note: The Heart of the Matter
We are currently living in some interesting times.
This month’s Editor’s Note is coming from a place deep down from within. Lately during the current change of power and chaos around us, I’ve been reflecting. There is so much for us to be grateful for. And yet, there’s still so much for us to do.
At the very root and center of our human being selves is our heart. It helps us make decisions. It helps us love. It helps us feel and grow. Our heart is the centerpiece bringing love and light to the people in our lives. Our heart can also cause us to be bitter, or cruel to others, if we don’t use it right.
Our heart can be the inspiration for us to make a meal from our soul to share with someone else.
When we cook for someone else, it’s our heart in edible form. The care we went into making the dish for someone we care about is heart driven.
If we tap into our hearts, we can do so much good. But if we don’t, it can cause us to act from a negative place.
February is National Heart Health Awareness Month. It is especially close to my heart because my father died of heart disease in 2012. One of my dear friends also suffers from heart complications and has had several strokes over the last nine months. There are no words to truly communicate how I feel about her situation, but she’s my sister and I would do anything for her. I pray fervently each and every day that she overcomes the medical roadblocks currently in her way.
Heart disease is the number one killer of women. We must learn how to be proactive when it comes to knowing our numbers and watching what we eat and how we live.
February is a time for us to get to the heart of the matter. Start living passionately each day with no excuses. Do what you say and say what you do as if today will be your last. Love hard and deep and with abandon, so that when it’s all said and done, the experience will have been worth it.
Tap into your heart and allow it to take you places that you’ve never imagined. Tear down the walls of mediocrity, self-doubt, and fear. Bloom! The time is now.
Cook from your heart and allow it to communicate feelings of love and intimacy with whom you care for. For anything made from the heart has to be good for you.
Live a Life Well Eaten.