Friday, April 16, 2010

Finding Your Groove

The name of this blog did not come easily to me. I was tormented for days, actually weeks, as words and phrases ruminated in my head the way a tempting aroma wafts throughout the house enticing you to spoil your dinner by succumbing to the medley of flavors. I was careful not to sink my teeth in to the potential titles prematurely, for I feared the aftertaste would become bitter, leaving me regrettably unsatisfied.

Since food is a focal point of this blog, it is a necessary component in my attempt-to-be-clever title. It just so happens that the flamboyant, yet humble, beet makes my heart pitter-patter. Truthfully, I am a little in love with beets (sorry Baird). Like a school girl crush, I feel my cheeks glow rosy and face light up when I talk about my affair with beets. My infatuation with the bulbous fuchsia beauty and her slender emerald leaves surpasses all tests of cooking techniques and flavor enhancement; however, I am most fond of the earthy sweetness she yields in her most natural state, raw or steamed, no adulteration required. We will be life-long lovers.   

When incorporating healthy changes into one's life, habits can be incredibly challenging to break and to make. Often it can take a person an entire month to develop a novel pattern in living, but once this is achieved a new level of comfort and wellness can be found. This notion of developing a new "groove" in order to live a healthier life takes shape in various and sundry ways depending on the individual. Not only does groove mean "a fixed routine," according to, but also "an enjoyable time or experience," "to appreciate and enjoy," "to take great pleasure in," and "to please immensely." These are the words to take with you when you contemplate initiating change in your life.

Like my beloved beet nestled into the lush soil, the confidence to find your own new groove to a healthier life may lie just under the surface. It might take a bit of digging, but your energy to make positive change can be found in the root of your desire to live a long, happy life.

What's one thing you could alter to enhance your health (and what's keeping you from moving forward)?


  1. Love it! Love it!
    Have you ever read Jitterbug Perfume? The key to living forever is in the beet.

  2. Nice post! I love your explanation of a groove and how you came up with the title. :)

  3. Marissa, i LOVE your writing! So playful yet profound! The title fits you perfectly!