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How Cooking Helped Me to Find Myself Post Divorce

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Yet, even in this chaos, I was able to find solace in the biggest chore on my to-do list: cooking.Day after day, I prepared meals for myself and the kids — mostly out of obligation at first.

At some point, however, I began to take pleasure in the slicing, dicing, mixing and mashing.Using my hands to create something delicious and following a recipe step by step helped me focus on the task at hand rather than the grief and stress.

I discovered that, if my kids were occupied and I could completely dedicate myself to the task of baking and cooking, I could achieve a flow state that was almost meditative in nature.A quick Google search revealed that this phenomenon isn’t specific to me and my experiences.

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