Nourished to the Core

This morning I am nourished to the core.

My spirit is fed with beauty through my eyes as I paddle my kayak around our lake and say hello to each Wild rosenew wild rose blossom that has opened since yesterday’s trip around the lake.


Robin in spruce tree.

. . . through my ears as I listen to the trill of robins.


Delisa and Heidi kayaking. . . through my skin as I feel the warmth of the early morning sun
take the chill off the night air.

 My spirit is fed with love as I watch my beloved little dog, Heidi, run gleefully across the yard to take her place on my kayak.


Charlie and our cat Buddy 


. . . as I share my delicious breakfast with my life and business partner, Charlie and we plan our day together.


. . . as I walk through my gardens, marveling at the miracle of life and growth unfolding each day.

My mind is nourished as I again watch Dr. Michael Greger’s amazing presentation: Uprooting the Leading Causes of Death.

My body is nourished as I eat my breakfast of fresh fruit, steamed kale and red cabbage, and whole grain cooked cereal.

When I am nourished at my core, I feel the abundance of goodness spilling over, looking for ways to share it . . . to feed others from my surplus. And I recognize that that’s how I was fed, as well. The roses, the robins, the sun, Heidi, Charlie, the garden, the fruit, greens, cereal, Dr. Greger’s talk . . . all these expressions of life overflowed into my world today.

When I let myself receive and share this nourishment, I tap into something much deeper than the problems in the world. I know there is something intrinsically good and right which I’m so grateful to experience.

Grocery cart full of healthy foodThe food we eat is essential to our lives, and eating whole, unprocessed plant foods is the best way to support our physical health. But physical food is only one form of nourishment. When we allow ourselves to experience beauty, love, and joy in all it’s forms, we nourish ourselves to the core. And what a difference that makes in our lives!

I’d love for you to share what nourishes you to the core. What feeds your spirit? Your mind? Your body?

4 Responses to Nourished to the Core

  1. Jaime June 6, 2014 at 5:41 PM #

    Taking my dog to off-leash areas and avoiding artificiality

    • Delisa Renideo June 6, 2014 at 10:16 PM #

      It’s such a joy to see our dogs enjoying their experiences of running, sniffing, and being their own doggy selves freely!

    • jane June 10, 2014 at 10:19 PM #

      well, you guys live in a fantasy land. who else has a lake to kayak on? who else has a huge property to grow a vegetable garden in? most young people are scraping a living together with slave labor wages $12/hr and below and have kids to feed, and I am sure a vegetable diet is not high on their radar. They’re looking for their next meal at McD and Walmart. Most of America is just trying to keep their poor heads above starving and worse, i.e. defaulting, deporting, etc. the vegetarian diet is great, but only for the rich who can afford to diversify.

      • Delisa Renideo July 9, 2014 at 9:20 PM #

        We are, indeed, very fortunate.
        It is actually a myth that a plant-based diet needs to be more expensive. People all over the world subsisted on mostly plant-based foods, and it hasn’t been until they have become more wealthy that they are now eating more meat. Processed, prepared foods are much more expensive than beans and grains. Buying fruits and veggies when on sale and/or in season is also quite reasonable. A 10 pound bag of potatoes doesn’t cost much more (if at all) than a 10 oz. bag of potato chips. So when people have the knowledge about what to eat, they can eat a plant-based diet quite inexpensively. The problem is that most people now have grown up eating fast food and prepared food. That’s what they’re used to . . . that’s what they know how to do . . . and so that’s the easiest and most natural thing to do.

        We need to do much more education with people of ALL walks of life, so they’ll know how to take care of themselves, using the resources at hand.

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