I’ve been traveling a lot for work since the start of 2017 and have been spending a lot of time in la belle province of Quebec. Being away from home and cooped up in my hotel room, I’ve had the opportunity to write plenty. Though I’m feeling a bit lonely and homesick some days, I also feel a sense of clarity. My thoughts are able to spill out more readily and it feels less contrived. I can only speak un petit peu of French and the weather here has been well below zero which gives me more reasons to stay indoors except for the occasional drive to a nearby restaurant.
I’ve had many opportunities to share my thoughts on mental health with fellow readers, but I haven’t had a chance to share some of my dining experiences during my recent travels. So here’s a little something more light-hearted. In the spirit of Solace, let’s remember to find ways to raise awareness about mental health and to talk about it. Prepare and cook a nice meal whether it’s made from scratch, bought from a store or even microwaved – simply enjoy it and savor the experience whether alone or with your friends and families. And take some time to read up or chat about mental health. When we become educated and can talk about it, we can eventually normalize it in our daily conversations without fear or awkwardness.
Enjoy the food because I sure did! (click on picture for description)
(header photo: Muffaletta from Urban Deli, Saint John, New Brunswick)