Ahhh, the cold snap in the air, leaves turning transplendent colors and littering the ground, the elk and deer out foraging… whoops! We live in Hawaii, so none of that for us here! But Fall is upon us, and even though we don’t necessarily get the traditional changes, you can feel something different in the air. The kids head back to school, routine comes back into our lives from the summer spontaneity and ease, and often we need more help with taking time out to take care of ourselves.
We encourage you to Fall in love with yourself this season. At Spoonful of Paradise one thing we’ve learned is that we actually become more efficient, have more creative ideas, and handle problems more effectively when we take time to step outside of our daily tasks and nurture ourselves. One big step in that direction is supporting yourself and your family with nourishing food made with the finest organic, local ingredients, and served with love.
Is love on your menu this week? Have you ever thought about the fact that most of you eat at least 21 meals a week? And that doesn’t begin to include snacks and dessert! Do you plan your meals ahead or wait till you’re starving marvin before you think about what you will eat?
And, then there’s the fact that quality absolutely matters. To feel really good and optimize your life, just any ol’ thang won’t do! Do you actually get in your 21 meals with fresh, real unprocessed ingredients each week, or are you short-changing your body and your potential by grabbing something cheap and quick? Culturally, we are taught to be haphazard when it comes to what we eat, essentially deprioritizing one of the most life-shaping and sacred of human acts: turning the food we eat into our very own cells and tissues.
We created our One Dish Wonders + Dessert menu to try to help folks out with this debacle.
The beautiful thing about ordering off of our One Dish Wonder menu is that you can set yourself up for easy, quick, and delicious meals with organic and local ingredients packed full of nutrients and designed specifically to keep you thriving throughout your day.
We now offer packages, and, this week only, we are throwing in some yummy, healing and energizing free treats when you invest in optimally nourishing your precious self (and family).
After you’ve let us tempt you with our offers, please do scroll down and take a gander at our BONUS “Top 7 self-love and care tips” below. At Spoonful of Paradise, we like to remind you of what we call “airplane wisdom.” If you don’t take care of you, you’re no good to yourself or anyone else. We want to invite you to really max out your feel-good potential, which can only benefit all areas of your life, from health and relationships to even your career!
In honor of you loving you more, we are running an amazing promotion for our One Dish Wonder + Dessert weekly menu, with FREE DESSERT included in every deal! Now that’s something I could fall in love with…
*Order 4 meals and receive one complimentary dessert
*Order 6 meals and receive one complimentary dessert and one 12 oz. bone broth
*Order 9 meals and receive one complimentary dessert, one 12 oz. bone broth and one 12 oz. green juice
ORDERS FOR THIS OFFER DUE SATURDAY, SO GET ON THE LIST NOW, BABY! If you received this week’s newsletter and would like to take advantage, you can also follow the order instructions in the email.
My Top 7 Favorite Self-Love and Care Tips
1. Meditation: Don’t get too caught up in what this looks like. Find a comfortable chair or cushion to sit on. Take a minute to close your eyes, breathe deeply into your belly, relax and let any tension you’re holding in your body melt away. Sometimes, the impulse to sit longer comes in. We recommend giving into this impulse entirely!
2. Bath or foot soak: Personally, I love baths! There is nothing in this world that seems to help me release stagnant emotional energy than an Epsom salt and essential oil bath (except maybe the ocean, but more on that next). I like to use Epsom salt, baking soda, and a high-quality sea salt along with whatever essential oil I’m drawn to in the moment. If you don’t have a bathtub, a foot soak is the next best thing. Remember, this also is detoxifying for your body, so rest after and drink plenty of water.
5. Say no sometimes: I have a “yes” mentality. Yes, I can walk your dog for you. Yes, I can cook 20 meals in 8 hours. Sure, I can read your new manuscript and help you edit it! Do you suffer from this yes disease as well? There are many times that being an immediate yes can be a great thing (like when there’s extra sweet potato fries or free dessert: hint hint, wink wink!), but taking time to check in with how something feels is so wonderful. Then when you say yes or no, you say it from your gut, from your inner you who knows what you truly can and cannot take on. It also makes you a truly thoughtful person. I used to say yes without checking in and become overwhelmed, feeling resentful and letting people down. Sometimes, when we say no from a wise place, we are saying “yes” to something more important, like health, sanity, joy and peace. These days I prefer to just be whelmed with the beauty in my life and go to the beach more… A LOT more!