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How many times have you said yes today? So far this year? Isn’t it funny how yes becomes a word we really have to stop and think about saying? I laugh at myself when friends ask me to do something fun with them and out of habit my automatic answer is “No — wait, I meant yes!”
I’ve realized that I haven’t been saying yes to nearly enough good things in my life. Time to retrain that ol’ brain of mine! One of my first yeses this year? To rethinking a pantry staple, and discovering the magic of a childhood favorite foods updated for my grown up tastes.
Earlier this month, Alex and I said yes to a fantastic cooking class in a beautiful Brooklyn setting that invited us to rethink one of our favorite foods — soup! Yes, that’s right, soup in all of its delicious forms, from brothy and reinvigorating classics to bisques that comfort on the chilliest or hottest of days. On a recent Saturday we spent a particularly cold morning grateful to be inside at a delightful soup tasting at an event hosted by Well Yes! soups.
Cooking is something I absolutely love to do and this Well Yes! soups class had me excited to make soup again! Below, come inside the event with us…
It might have been the moment when Alex playfully crossed two of our ladles into an x as a mischievous no and I retorted back with a clear one-ladled yes. Or it might have been the moment when our extremely yummy grilled cheese (on rye with mozzarella and fresh basil, drool) dipped into the Well Yes! Tomato Carrot Bisque, and then hit my tastebuds with all the comfort of my childhood mixed with the rush of fresh and satisfyingly grown up flavors.
Sometime during this event in which we learned how to cook each flavor to perfection I realized that soup means more to me than just sustenance. Soup is joy, soup is comfort and soup is care. Yes, soup is wonderful self-care. And that’s when my Moment of Yes came to me. With so many new beginnings happening in my life in 2018, this year is surely meant to be the year of self-care! Well Yes! wants to hear your Moment of Yes too — more on that below, and be sure to check out more Well Yes! Moments of Yes here.
Canned soup may not be the first thing to come to your mind when you think of self-care. But Well Yes! has carefully crafted their flavors to challenge the status quo of what canned soup is. For this health-conscious girl, I’m delighted to see that their can liners are BPA-free. And while you’ll find classics like Chicken Noodle among the complete Well Yes! assortment, you’ll also find new and satisfying components like chicken meat with no antibiotics, sweet potatoes, kale, and quinoa.
Furthering their commitment to fulfillment, Well Yes! soups have no artificial flavors or colors and use non-GMO ingredients. It’s really no wonder that their tagline is “A Soup in the Right Direction®”.
Back home after the event, my rituals of self-care have begun. This year will see us buy my Mom a new home, begin to plan our wedding, and compete in at least 3 triathlons (my first in over 2 years!). That’s a lot of big changes and nothing supports me better in those in making sure I’m taking care of myself in positive ways. Whatever challenges we face on a daily or yearly basis, a few moments each day to slow down, be in the moment and say yes to myself sets me up for continued happiness and success. To me, self-care is the little things like getting enough sleep, finding ways to be grateful each day, and having joy in my daily activities including cooking and eating.
Inspired no doubt by our enlightening cooking class, Alex and I have been on a soup roll lately! I love how easy it is to find Well Yes! soups even in a place like Brooklyn, where grocery store shelf space can be at a premium.
I’ve shared my Moment of Yes today — self care all the way! Now it’s your turn, and your Moment of Yes could be worth $500 in the contest below. Enter the #WellYes2018 sweepstakes below for your chance to win a $500, a $250, or a $100 Gift Card! It’s as easy as clicking, logging in, and sharing your own Moment of Yes! What could be better self care than that? Need some inspiration? You can check out more Well Yes! moments here.
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