Baking & Cooking As Mindfulness Activities

Using the power of baking and cooking, as mindfulness activities, are excellent ways to practice mindfulness. They are also easy activities that you can do on your own or with others. I grew up in a small town with not very many bakeries or restaurants. If i wanted to indulge in fine cuisine or baked goods, we had to drive an hour and half east to the beautiful city of Montreal.

From a young age my mom baked my birthday cakes, and I had the luxury of watching my mom do a little bit of fancy piping work…nothing I ever got the guts to attempt myself. My mom even took baking courses. Experiencing this creativity in the kitchen fueled my natural interest to be more hands-on with my daughter. 

Lynn Chenier and her daughter, Soleil, from Satori Health & Wellness Coaching Ltd | Satori Radio Mindfulness Coaching

Today, baking and cooking give me free time to retreat into my own mental space, without the obligation to say a word. I enjoy the simple moments.

I continue to pursue my passion for food by teaching my clients the art of mindfulness and mindful eating (see Facebook Live on Sunday, July 14th), as well as teaching my daughter these same concepts and principles. 

I started my blog, in 2016, as a personal project during the beginning phase of my entrepreneurial journey to help people become more aware of the power of their minds as a tool to become more healthy and reach their true potential. I wanted to help people achieve peak states of emotional performance.

I’ve always loved the inner workings of the mind and I’ve mostly enjoyed working with people who evolve in their own identity as mindful beings.

After about 2 years of slow blogging, and working as a health coach, I decided to pursue my passion for writing and content creation a little more deeply and created a podcast, Satori Radio, and created a digital version of my 8-session coaching program; Pro-Mind.

Satori Radio went from a few episodes every other week to its own project.

Pro-Mind went from drafting an outline of what I coach to the growing community of mindful clinicians/students interested in putting my strategies to good use. 

I love teaching through videos. But all of these goals wouldn’t have come to fruition without many hours of meditation and contemplation.

How did I find the time for contemplation? I baked.

When I bake, I find solace in my actions. I can even do this with my daughter, and yes, I can still contemplate and create goals while being with her. I can use the power of visualization at the same time as well.

How so? Because I’ve trained my mind to be in the moment. And while I’m in the moment of baking, and enjoying the sensation of cookie dough on my hands, and chatting with my bright and charming 7-year old, I am growing.

What do you do to find time for yourself and contemplate?

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Relevant Podcast Episodes:

Episode 14 – Top 5 Myths of Meditation
Episode 21 – 3 Ways To Build A Healthy Routine (cheatsheet available below)
Episode 22 – Deconstructing Routines & Changing Daily Habits
Episode 33 – 5 Interesting Facts About Meditation
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