I’m happy to finally share with you what I’ve been doing this past winter in Europe! In December I was invited to give a two-day workshop as part of the opening of Drømmesalen, a new retreat center on the island of Møn in Denmark. I cannot describe how much I fell in love with this place and I wholeheartedly recommend a visit – they offer a wide range of workshops and events all listed on their Facebook Page.
During the opening weekend, I taught a workshop called The Art of Eating, a two-day workshop on the creation, consumption, and experience of food. We spent time getting to know different foods through sight, sound, touch/ texture and smell and examined the ways in which our relationship with food acts as a microcosm for our relationship with both our inner and outer worlds.
Sometimes, well often, these workshops take a lot out of me. I absolutely love the work that I’m doing and equally I respect that things are moving, past conditioning and belief systems are arising, healing happens and there’s a lot to witness. It’s a beautiful thing to see it all unfold and it can get heavy at times too. But that’s when you walk down to the sea and you walk back past the horses and you come home to make turmeric tea and share words and hugs with those sweet souls that see you through. Denmark was magic.
And then it was back to Germany for the holidays! My days were filled with kinder punsch, Christmas markets with my sister, roasted chestnuts (I ate roasted chestnuts for the first time! What have I been missing all these years?!), ice skating, movie nights, and such good eating with my family. Big thanks to my oldest sister and her husband for all the love and letting me be there new house cat for several weeks. It seems I’m finding more and more places to call home.
Make yourself some Golden Milk and enjoy!
Vegan Golden Milk
1 glass or mug of choice filled of unsweetened almond milk
1/2 -1 tsp turmeric powder (I use at least one teaspoon, but if you’re not used to the taste, start with less)
2 Tbsp maple syrup
1/8 tsp black pepper
pinch of salt, pinch of cinnamon
add a little nutmeg and coriander too if you like!
Heat the almond milk in a saucepan on medium-low heat. Add all of your ingredients and whisk until well combined. Remove from heat when the milk is warm but not yet boiling. Pour into your favorite mug (gotta have a favorite mug) and enjoy.
A small note: I tend to ignore most superfood claims and just eat/ drink the things that make me/ my body feel happy and healthy. Turmeric however, is one of those things that I can help but notice has had incredible effects on my body. When I drink this golden milk everyday I notice my skin is better and my hormone health/ period is groovin. Also this drink will just soothe your soul even if your soul needs no soothing.
Shoutout to Flora Tosti and Johannes Dam for the beautiful photos!