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Savour food Savour Life – Cool things #5 – @TakeThemAMeal

Using our hands to cook, clean or provide child care is a healthy coping strategy when a friend is in crisis

Using our hands to cook, clean or provide child care is a healthy coping strategy when a friend is in crisis

I grew up in a town of 1500 people in a close-knit Maritime community. When someone died, had a baby, or was convalescing my mother, grandmothers and friends took loving care of them by cooking for them and dropping things by. A little visit ensued. Support and love were shared. Healing happened. Flash forward to the new millenium. Have we lost such caring traditions? No. In fact I think we are improving on them and here’s a beautiful example of what I mean; an example that’s unfolding even as I write this.

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