Let's Keep it Simple
Modern life is complex. It’s fast. It’s changing rapidly. It’s stressful. Right?
But beneath it all, our most important choices can be simple.
1. Eat real food, the kind that grows in the ground.
2. Be kind.
Real food LOOKS like real food! It looks like fruit. Like vegetables. Like beans. Like grains, nuts and seeds.
Most of the products that come in a box or bag and have labels with long lists of ingredients aren’t “real food.” And trying to decipher the meaning of the labels is complex and confusing. It’s supposed to confuse us — so we won’t actually understand what sort of non-food, non-nutritive, and unhealthy things are inside that package.
So making the simple choice to eat real food makes life so much easier — and so much healthier. And eating real food is one of the most important ways to be kinder — to the planet, to the animals, to ourselves and our families.
Kindness sounds so simplistic! Like I’m talking to a 5 year old. Don’t I know that life is hard and we have to fight our way through the world?
Actually, I believe Mr. Rogers had it right. Sometimes life IS hard. And it’s especially when it’s hard that we need to remember to be kind — to ourselves and to others.
So as we head into what is often our busiest and most complex time of the year — the holiday season — I suggest we all try to keep it simple. Eat real food — and be kind.
Delisa is a plant-based nutrition and cooking instructor in Alaska. She believes that we are designed to be slim and healthy.