“Perpetual optimism is a force multiplier.” – Colin Powell

Edna LewisThis 7th cycle of healing has been marked by quite a Sankofa journey — looking back while moving forward, trying to understand how I sourced my own emotional pain as well as the early wounds that fueled self-sabotaging behaviors, both in my relationships and… dare i say, food.

I was in the kitchen today with my Kenyan Sisters, who taught me about the tools needed in an African kitchen, and how to prepare egg plant, cauliflower with curry and turmeric and a Chinese potato dish. I thought of Granny; she would have loved to be with us, and I felt that she was in Spirit. Edna Lewis reminds me a lot of Granny and Mama who were also “In Pursuit of Flavor”.

Everything I need is in my house to be comfortable, nourished and focused on healing. Yesterday I felt tired and sad, and thought how nice it would have been to have a hug from someone I often think about, yet is not available, and then God sent His Angels — with three hugs!!!

I love the way God shows up in others.

Here’s to a fabulous and flavorful life, right now!