You got this!Living in a pandemic is hard. There is no easy way around it. No matter where you find yourself and what your reasons are, this is hard.

Sure we have plenty of things to be grateful for. There are many life lessons we can draw from this time – the opportunity to slow down, to connect with long lost friends and family over the phone and a chance to perhaps linger over a meal rather than rushing out of the door. Those things are all beautiful benefits but they also come with a cost.

For some of us, we are living our best life. There is plenty of time to read, reflect and connect with our immediate family in a way that has been difficult to do in our pre-COVID paced life. We are working from home and are grateful for the opportunity to do so. We are visiting old hobbies and learning new ones too. We aren’t worried about getting sick because we are pretty confident we would get better quickly.

And then there are others of us. We are concerned about our own health and that of our family. We are having to leave home to work long hours in conditions that leave us feeling uneasy. When we get home, we are trying to support our kid’s distance learning and still offer care to our extended family loved by taking care of their essential needs.

I think most of us find ourselves somewhere in the middle. Some days are great and some days are hard. Some days feel footloose and fancy-free and some days leave us feeling imprisoned in our own homes.

As we manoeuvre these big feelings together, I want to ask you a few questions. These questions will help me to know how I can be of best service to you. While I can’t help you in each area of struggle, I do know food. I know which foods to eat to help you feel your best. I know which foods to prepare that are nutritious, delicious and quick to prepare. This leads me to my big ask.

What are the challenges you are facing in trying to feed your family?

What would help you resolve these issues?

How can I help YOU?

I’m working on bringing content that matters to you. I want to make feeding yourself and your family easier for you. If you could take a moment and share with me your thoughts on your nutrition struggles, I would be ever so grateful. And, chances are you aren’t the only one struggling with that particular issue. Let’s start talking, so we can keep helping each other.

Hold the course, we’ve got this!