Before living through the past two years, I certainly took my mental health for granted. I posted quotes about positive thinking on the regular, and I generally lived my life with a glass half full attitude. I don't think there is anything wrong with this type of thinking. But it does miss the mark when it comes to improving outcomes for anyone who has experienced a mental health challenge.
I must admit that I didn't really 'get' smoothie bowls when they first started popping up on my social media feeds. Sure, they were gorgeous hues of green, pink and purple with tasty toppings, but isn't it just a smoothie, in a bowl?
These oven roasted yams with simple salsa are the definition of less is more. When our neighbour Johana first brought them over to our house for dinner a couple months ago I couldn't believe that it was 'just a roasted yam and garden fresh salsa'. The flavours were so bold and tasty.
They always say that you don't truly know what to expect from motherhood until you've lived through it. This is definitely true of my experience thus far. It's better than I thought. It's harder than I thought. It's more all encompassing than I thought.