If you’re feeling shaky and unsteady and stomach-achy about everything that’s going on right now, I get it. There’s a lot of stuff to process in this particular moment. However you are feeling right now is perfectly okay. I will say it again. However you are feeling right now is perfectly okay. You might feel differently later or tomorrow or next week. And how you’re feeling then will be perfectly okay too.
If you are worried and sad and angry and scared, then you, my love, have every right to feel that way and to express it. If you need to keep it inside for a bit, that’s okay too. If you’re feeling calm about things, that is your absolute right as well. We can all have different feelings and still be kind to one another.
If you need to go to your bedroom, shut the door, and curl up in bed for a few hours, do that.
If you need to turn off the news, turn it off. It will be there later.
If you need to turn on the news, turn it on.
Only you can feel your feels. So feel them. Feel every last prickly feeling you have. Being human is hard sometimes, and that’s okay. We are equipped to handle the good, happy stuff and the hard, scary stuff. We are strong. And we will not break. We are all connected, and we will get through this together.
And when it all gets to be too much, go outside and look up at the night sky.
Find a sunny window and feel the sunshine on your body.
Make a soothing cup of tea.
Take a hot bath.
Go into your kitchen and cook some healthy food.
Gently acknowledge your mortality (it is, after all, part of being human).
Curl up with a good book.
Find solace in your breath.
Sometimes things have to go terribly wrong before a massive shift can happen and a whole lot of things start to get better. I’m going to take this time to be with my family, continue to take care of myself, go inward, get clear, embrace the suck, get cozy in my home (and only go out for essentials), work on some new Dirty goodness that we have in store for you, read a few juicy books, and batch my ass off!
Our meal plans are perfect for staying at home and nourishing yourself. You can even order your groceries online if that is an option. You can go into your classroom, look at recipes and meal plans you haven’t made yet, set the scaling to however many portions you want, and feed your body and soul while boosting your ever-important immune system.
If you need to swap out frozen veggies for fresh, or millet for barley, or one type of bean for another, that totally works. I have to do that most times anyway because I live on a remote island. Our recipes are super flexible. Think of them as a guide for helping you make healthy plant based meals out of what you have. What I’m saying is, I am here for you. Our team is here for you. Feel all your feels, take care of yourself, and know that this will eventually pass.
And, in the meantime, watch this video of Lyndsey-Hafer Williams and me in my kitchen during her recent trip to Hawaii. It’s everything you would hope for in a Molly / Lyndsey video, and then some.
But for the love of all things good, DO NOT show this video to little ones or to conservative relatives because it has adult language up the wazoo. It also has some moaning that ventures into pornographic territory. No clothes come off, but Lyndsey does a move with a spoon that would give Debbie Does Dallas a run for her money.
This video will give you some much needed comic relief. It will also show you what yummy Whole Food Plant Based lunch I would whip together if someone just happened to pop over.
This impromptu video was not scripted and I had no idea what I was going to make before I pressed the record button. We just decided to go with the flow and see what happens.
I don’t know what you’ll think, but I think it’s pure cinematic gold.
Here is a picture I snapped during the video and a few of Lyndsey on her journey to health. Please note our super fancy studio setup 😉
p.s – we are not sponsored by Ace Hardware. It’s my grain storage bucket 🙂
Wishing you a happy week. May it be filled with finding humor wherever you can find it.