…More Than Food

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Meet Sara…‎

Sara is meticulous about what she eats. She starts every ‎morning with a “green” shake filled with every nourishing fruit ‎and vegetable that she can find. Throughout her day she makes ‎sure to eat only nutritious foods. She steers clear of all ‎processed foods, white carbs and sugar in all of its disguises.‎

Sara finds it impossible to wake up in the morning. She waits ‎until the last possible moment to dress in haste and quickly ‎prepare her shake for “take away”. In haste, she runs out to the ‎car, finishing buttoning her top on the way. The commute to ‎work is stressful; it is always down to the wire. Will she or ‎won’t she? ‎

Work, another day of torture at a dead end job…

The pile of “to ‎dos” tops over. There is little time for breaks; the nutritious ‎salad she bought for lunch is eaten while she enters the data ‎on her screen. Sometime towards six in the evening she ‎staggers out. Once again she decides that she has no energy ‎for the gym. Sara was supposed to meet her friend Jayne but ‎she texts her at the stoplight on the way home: “Sorry, I’ll have ‎to take a rain check – I’m beat!” Once home she plops herself ‎on the sofa with leftovers from the fridge. From there it is an ‎easy switch to “once upon a time” land. Her evening is spent ‎in-between her favorite TV series and surfing on the computer ‎from one online dating site to the next. In the middle of the ‎night she picks herself up off the couch and plops into bed ‎without showering.

Not but a few hours later the alarm clock ‎brutally rings. Here we go again…‎

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Have you met David?‎

David awakes to the light of the sunrise filtering into his ‎bedroom. He hugs his sleeping wife and lingers, spooning and ‎enjoying these first precious moments of his day. Sighing, he ‎kisses his wife and leaves to put on his yoga attire. He steps out ‎onto the porch with his yoga mat and moves with ease from ‎pose to pose, asana to asana. Before leaving his last pose he ‎transitions to his meditation mantra and enjoys his moments of ‎solitude and relaxation. It is still early; he takes the time to heat ‎up some leftover pizza. He reaches into the fridge and ‎pulls out a soda to go with his breakfast. He lingers over his ‎meal while listening to Tchaikovsky in the background. ‎

It is time to move on. He packs up his backpack and leaps onto ‎his bike. Choosing to enjoy the warm hues of ‎autumn, he takes the scenic route to work, . As he parks his bike, coworkers greet him warmly. He ‎jokes around a bit and then goes inside. The day goes by ‎quickly. The new project seems to be moving along well. David ‎and his colleagues are pleased at their progress. They decide ‎midday to have an impromptu picnic lunch at the park to ‎celebrate. David calls his wife Noa towards the end of the day ‎and they make plans to meet for dinner. After dinner they stop ‎at the lake for an evening stroll. Once home, they put on some ‎jazzy music and dance. The dancing metamorphoses, ‎once to a slow kiss, once again to hysterical laughter in a ‎huddle on the floor. They roll around together on the rug and ‎help each other up into the shower. They enjoy their shower ‎together and tuck themselves in. ‎

Dawn finds them twined together tightly.‎

Health, is it more than the food? You be the judge.‎

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In memory of the victims in Paris: may ‎they rest in peace.‎..


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Another great article and an important topic for us all to consider Helene!
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Paula