Practicing gratitude reduces stress by channeling focused attention towards positive affects, naturally increasing dopamine and serotonin levels in the brain.
Bring ceremony to cooking and feeding to decrease cortisol levels. Less stress translates to more energy for digestion and relationship.
Simply pay attention to detail while cooking. Acknowledge and celebrate the origins of ingredients as well as the various culinary techniques and traditions applied during meal preparation.
Pause before a meal to consider the exchange of energy. Give thanks to the foods in addition to the pathways of nourishment, both internal and external.