Motivation Through Food

“I found myself listless and enormously anxious, slogging away at a corporate job that I didn’t enjoy. I also became disillusioned with the social routine of late nights and hungover, greasy brunches, which seemed to get so many people through the workweek.” -Laura Lea

10 years ago, the life of Laura Lea, a newly graduated English Lit. student from the University of Virginia, who just moved to the Big Apple, consisted of mind-numbing routine. In the process her shiny, simple view of life deteriorated and anxiety built up, as she got accustomed to the life of the typical New York workaholic. Her situation often led her to eat alone, and, dreading requesting for a table for one, she resorted to cooking.

Laura, from living with her family in Nashville was accustomed to cozy home-made meals, therefore, in an attempt to occupy herself, she took up cooking. So, with a tight budget, her visits to farmers markets became more frequent. She began with a focus on vegetables,...

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