Five Minute Zen

From pissed to blissed in no time flat

Welcome to Five Minute Zen. The mission is simple – to assist busy beings who may be preoccupied or overwhelmed while on their journey to balance, bliss and a healthy meal now and again. Whether you’re looking to reduce stress, alleviate sorrow, find balance or improve the quality of your life through self care, we’re here to assist. Come on in, relax and find tips, tricks, recipes and so much more.

Feed Your Soul

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You know what provides joy and inspiration and energy? Food! That’s right, food. It’s not the enemy. It’s our friend. It keeps us alive. It brings us together. So here’s what I want you to do. I want you to go straight to the kitchen, the grocery, the specialty store or that new bakery you’ve only read about. Your goal? To tantalize your taste buds and indulge in flavors. Treat yourself.

Now, I don’t mean going completely mad only to feel badly about yourself later. What I mean is indulge a little. If you’re a chocolate lover, pop into a specialty store and buy one (or four) amazing pieces of chocolate. If you’re a spice lover, buy a spice you’ve always dreamed of cooking with. If there’s a restaurant you’ve desired to visit but feel like you don’t have the budget, call for a takeout order of an appetizer or bowl of soup. It’s amazing what decadence can be affordably (both time-wise and monetarily) found and enjoyed with a glass of house wine...at your house.

Aside from my occasional splurge on chocolate covered orange peels and specialty food items, I’m known to keep a box of Star Wars fruit chews in my bottom desk drawer. Although these are not the most flavorful things I’ve ever eaten, I do enjoy the flavors. I also enjoy the shapes and love the packaging. It makes my day fun.

You get the idea. Now what flavors and foods set your soul on fire?