“There is something so much more profound and satisfying in life, relationships, work when one can experience ourselves more deeply in a way that reaches the soul. The path to that is rituals. Chocolate is our medium” - Katrina
In the morning.
The morning is the best time for intention setting as it offers a quiet retreat into the mind before the to do lists, meetings and other responsibilities of the day set in.
Katrina loves to start her morning with her journal and favorite chocolates.
“I believe the morning is the best time to eat chocolate, so after I write my goals in my journal I place my morning chocolate on my intentions and let it sit there while I get ready. After a bit of time, I return to the intention, read my words, take a deep breath and a bite of the chocolate. Through this ritual I have set the intention and energy for my day.”
Starting your day with breath work is another way to ground yourself in preparation for all the day will bring. It is one of the fastest ways to calm, center and energize yourself. It’s an even better practice when it includes chocolate!
- As you inhale let your stomach expand and fill your lungs with air.
- Hold your breath for three counts and slowly exhale.
- After your exhale, take a bite of chocolate and let it melt on your palate.
We suggest our Pure Plant Bars as the perfect accompaniment for the morning ritual of breath work.
In the afternoon.
“Lunchtime offers us a chance to recharge and nourish ourselves. It’s important to eat a meal full of veggies and proteins to maintain energy to avoid middle of the day doldrums.
It is also the perfect time to drink a Cacao Elixir for an afternoon mood enhancer and to boost immunity. My favorite is this Raw Honey Elixir.”
“Bathhouses were sacred ritual bathing experiences for the Greeks and Romans as far back as the sixth century B.C. This process, learned from those ancient times is still important now to incorporate into our daily lives to create a harmony between the hustle and bustle and the inner spiritual desire for reflection, release and visceral connection. Essentially, creating a ritual of the experience will raise up the experience and your Higher Vibration. One of my favorite bath time recipes is this one for Forest Slumber bath salts.”
“I hope that all of these rituals become a sacred source of light for you. As the winter approaches and we settle in for the time of hibernation and regeneration, may these acts of kindness to yourself also be a gift to those who seek your light around you.”