Healthy and Kind

One cannot think well, love well, sleep well if one has not dined well. – Virginia Woolf

Today at work it was quiet so I went into the kitchen and made myself a couple of brown rice wraps with pea sprouts, sunflower sprouts, cucumber, ginger, hummus, lemon and dulse. I also made myself some lemon water with a bit of ginger and cayenne pepper.

I had everything spread out on the counter when a co-worker walked up and said, “That is very healthy.’

In these moments when I’m caught red-handed with a big plate of sprouts, I elicit all kinds of reactions…some more enlightened than others. Usually I end up having to answer a series of questions about what I’m eating and I get a lot of laughs when I talk about my sprout guy who delivers. Or I launch into a story about healing with food and my experiences at the Hippocrates Health Institute.

But invariably its usually a bit awkward with the person walking away scratching their head.

This time was different.

As I looked up at him he told me he understood that eating the way I do makes people more kind. He explained how the healthy food ends up in your blood, spreads through your body and affects the way you are in the world.

It was quite beautiful and inspiring…

…and then I sat down and enjoyed my lunch with a big smile on my face.


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