Losing someone is not easy. Emotions, memories and tears may run amuck. We cannot truly prepare ourselves for the time when we have to say “see you later” to a loved one who passed away. Soothing words are, most of the time, unneeded, and silence may be more appropriate as we enter into a realm of mourning struggling to accept that our dad, our mother, our friend, will no longer be in this world with us. We look for ways to feel better, to digest, to grow. I advocate food and flavors as therapy based on your sign. Here are some examples:
Virgo: fruit salad
Scorpio: apple juice
Sagittarius: pineapple juice
Aquarius: cottage cheese with blueberries
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There is a reason why we may choose to withdraw into our private spaces with a pint of ice cream to help calm down the nerves when we have a rough day. Having that dark chocolate in the middle of the day or as you sneak into the kitchen because you cannot sleep, is magical. Yes, food can be a powerful tool to soothe the soul, if used correctly and with intention.
The next time you need to heal your soul, take a time-out, reminisce about wonderful times or simply feel a little better, use the suggested foods above to help you turn the page into a better emotional reality. Mindfully use these ingredients as a way to inspire you and awaken your senses. Perhaps even to honor someone you lost. Meditate. Chew and enjoy every bite, slowly. Do so with intention and deliberately think positive thoughts. Your soul will be reawakened and you will be stronger. You can do it!
Sherene Schostak is a Jungian psychotherapist, author and metaphysician who specializes in helping creative artists transform their addictions and blocks. She has been in private practice in New York City for the past 13 years consulting, writing and... read more