As a young widow, the kitchen was the place where I was best able to express my feelings. Cooking became my go-to coping tool. Recipe by recipe I made my way through the sudden death of my husband, and found both solace and inspiration along the way. Eventually my love for cooking led to a desire to learn all I could about the benefits of better nutrition and healthy food choices. This workshop will help incorporate healthy whole foods into your everyday life. I believe nutrition is the key to help reduce stress, illness, and inflammation, increase energy, and maintain an even balance. The right nutrition program can be the best preventative medicine, especially for those struggling through the death of their person. Join me to discuss how even small shifts in food choices can help to balance your emotional, mental and physical self–leaving you with more energy as you recreate your life bite by bite.