Monday is the day that we can dread, or, a day that can energize us and start the week off right. One thing that could really set things off on the right foot is taking the time to slow down and make dinner. The process of finding a recipe online, from your mother, or reusing an oldie but goodie, purchasing the ingredients, methodically chopping, sautéing, stirring, roasting then plating can be therapeutic in its details. By really giving into the process and staying present during each step, you may find the food tasting better than grabbing takeout on your way home from work. It can take a little bit longer, but there’s something about sitting down to a meal you prepared for yourself. For some reason it tastes better!