Nourishing Rituals

While we're hunkering down at home, weaving in healthy, nourishing rituals is more important than ever. For this week's journal post, we reached out to a few of our friends for ideas on how to feel more grounded and content.
woman drinking herbal tea

 Tea 

 

 

Teri Gerber knows how to blend and steep the most delicious cup of tea and we love visiting with her in T Project's light-filled shop in Northwest Portland.

"Making tea is a wonderful ritual that anyone can do. The process helps me slow down, pay attention and tune into the present moment. Find a comfortable quiet place and make yourself a cup of tea. Today I’m sipping my new wellness blend, Caravan."   

 

 

 

 

 

An anti-inflammatory immune booster, this delicious tea is made with organic turmeric, ginger, mint and spices. It has a natural sweetness on its own and can be steeped 3-4 times. 1 teaspoon tea to 6 ounces boiling water, steep 3 minutes the first steep and then a bit longer on the next steeps.

T Project's Caravan Wellness Blend 

 

A Delicious Meal

 

We've recently met Sara Silberstang, yoga teacher and wellness coach, and are already fans of her online yoga classes. Here she shares one of her favorite, nourishing and healthy recipes:


"This is the most simple salad you can make and one of my go-to lunches and dinners while on quarantine because it's so easy and tasty! You can use any variation of salad toppings or greens - today I used spinach which matches nicely with the buttery flavor of the salmon."

Makes 2 servings, 20 minutes to prepare

Ingredients:

10 oz wild salmon fillet
Himalayan Sea Salt + fresh ground pepper
1 T olive oil
3-4 handfuls of fresh greens
1/2 avocado, diced
shallots, sliced
dressing: 2 T olive oil, 1 T mustard, 1 T balsamic vinegar
nutritional yeast

Chopping & Cooking: Season salmon with olive oil, salt and pepper. Put one tablespoon of olive oil in pan, sauté salmon on medium high for 4 minutes, skin side down. Flip salmon and cover pan. Put heat to medium and cook covered for 5-8 minutes depending on how you like it cooked. While it’s cooking, put all dressing ingredients into a small mason jar or bowl. Mix vigorously to combine flavors. Slice shallots or onions, avocado or any other vegetables. Put greens into a bowl, add veggies and slowly add dressing to coat all the leaves. When salmon is finished top with nutritional yeast, salt and pepper. Set the table and enjoy!

Sara Silberstang

 

 

Find more inspiration on Sara's website

A Daily Meditation

Laurence Juthy is a down to earth and compassionate yoga teacher and nutritionist. Here she shares an accessible meditation that can be done everyday.

"In times of uncertainty and collective stress, practicing meditation and yoga on a daily basis is as important as ever. Even a short meditation practice can give you a sense of calm, peace and grounding. 

During meditation, we create a space of awareness to observe our thoughts, emotions and physical sensations, allowing us to be in the present moment. This is a powerful tool to gain self-awareness and clarity about ourselves."

 

5-minute daily meditation:

For the next 5 minutes try to focus on your breath. When you inhale, know that you are inhaling, when you exhale, know that you are exhaling. Observe where the breath is entering your body on each inhale, and observe the rhythm of your breath without any judgement or expectations. 

Next, on each exhale, let go of something you do not need anymore in your body. It can be an emotion, thought, or a sensation for example. Continue for a few cycles. Then, on each inhale, breathe in something that you need now. It can be something like joy, strength, or anything that will help you in this moment. Continue for a few cycles, and then stop and stay with your breath for a few more moments.

When you feel ready, gently open your eyes and come back.

Find more inspiration on Laurence's website

1 comment

thediehlhouse@gmail.com..all helpful Thanks MA

melissa fitzgerald April 06, 2020

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