In a recent post I mentioned that I'm currently enrolled in Heather Bruggeman's Whole Food Kitchen workshop, and that I'm changing the way I prepare, eat and purchase food. I thought I was doing pretty well before taking this course... but I've learned a ton about whole food preparation, nutrition and how to approach the kitchen in a more mindful way. I didn't realize, or really even see, how I could improve our old habits, but this workshop has made it clear and simple. It's been such an awesome journey! A food awakening, really!
And I love that Heather encourages participants to go at their own pace and incorporate ideas and recipes as it fits with their lifestyle, family situation and personal journey with food... a reminder I need frequently as I tend to be one that jumps into things feet first with no warning to anyone around me. (This freaks my family out a bit, to say the least.) Heather's encouragement has helped me go slow, and to take in new ideas that seem to fit, and to leave those that don't resonate. So my family is trying new things and really being mindful of how we feel in our bodies, minds and spirits. Love it... Built in balance.
Basically... I highly recommend Heather's workshops.
And she has a new course coming up very soon: 30 Day Vegan Online Workshop. I'd love to take this course also, but I am feeling like I'm sort of at my limit of how much new material I can safely take in without experiencing overwhelm. :) (How's that for being mindful?!) But if you were interested in perhaps taking a little food journey, I think this might be fun. Heather says:
"In my day to day life, although I am a whole food enthusiast, I am not a vegan. I do however, adopt a vegan lifestyle several times a year for a stretch of days or weeks. For me, it is an effective way to take a break and gain clarity. It is about feeling fluid and light in body, mind and spirit.
By adopting a vegan lifestyle for 30 days, the body will naturally feel cleansed and space will be made for healing and personal growth."
Appealing, yes? Anyway, I thought I'd pass along the class information. Till April 6th, one registration gets you two passes to the workshop! So you can split the cost with a friend or give it as a gift. It's only $49... So a super cheap way to learn!
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p.s. No, I am not being paid to endorse this... I just feel like there a million and two e-courses online right now about every topic under the sun, and they are hard to tell apart sometimes. (Perhaps I'm the only one who feels this way?) This one is the real deal if you're wanting to learn about mindful food. :)