I wrote last week about food as medicine, and how we should eat for nourishment. The next day, I got a phone call from my mother.
“I love that word, nourish. It’s one of those words that sounds like what it is. You just feel warm and comfortable when you say it.”
She’s right. I’ve been playing with the concept of nourishment myself over the past year, but couldn’t quite clarify what it was that I loved so much about the concept.
It sounds like home. It sounds like healing, like comfort, like warmth. Like a cozy sweater. Like something that makes you feel better – be better – live better – after you do it. Something can nourish your body, nourish your mind, nourish your spirit. Nourishment seems to be the essence of healing.
I love this concept of nourishment, and want to weave it into all the elements of my life this year.
Can you see a difference between eating something “healthy” and eating something “nourishing”? Which seems more appealing?
Are there activities that you do in your daily life which are “healthy”, and others which “nourish” you?
I’m not saying that something has to be either healthy OR nourishing. In fact, most if not all truly nourishing things are healthy for us.
But perhaps everything we do because we think it’s healthy, is not actually nourishing?
Would love to hear your thoughts on this concept. How do you incorporate nourishment into your life?