The Ritual of Baking for Self Care

From the Show: Naturally Savvy
Summary: Focus and mindfulness bring peace.
Air Date: 10/23/18
Duration: 23:08
Host: Andrea Donsky, RHN and Lisa Davis, MPH
Guest Bio: Beth Ricanati, MD
BethRicanatiBeth Ricanati, MD, author of the new release Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs, has built her career around bringing wellness into women’s everyday lives, especially busy moms juggling life and children. She received her undergraduate degree from the University of Pennsylvania and her MD from Case Western Reserve University; she completed her internal medicine residency at Columbia Presbyterian in NYC. She spent ten years in practice at the Columbia Presbyterian’s Women’s Health Center, the Cleveland Clinic’s Center for Women’s Health, and the Cleveland Clinic’s Wellness Institute. In addition to the frequent online writing that she does now, Ricanati has been a guest contributor for television, print, and online media, and has published medical articles in peer-reviewed journals. Ricanati lives in the Los Angeles area with her family and one challah-loving dog.
  • Book Title: Braided: A Journey of a Thousand Challahs
  • Guest Facebook Account: www.facebook.com/BethRicanatiAuthor
The Ritual of Baking for Self Care
Today’s busy society demands that we de-stress before we wear ourselves out. Meditation and mindfulness are buzzwords for good reason.

Dr. Beth Ricanati found herself stressed when a friend recommended she bake challah bread. Making bread from scratch requires being in the moment. Creating something with your own two hands provides a relaxing sense of accomplishment. Additionally, fresh-baked challah smells heavenly when taken from the oven.

Dr. Ricanati wasn’t a baker before the challah project. She’s learned many wonderful life lessons while working with yeast and baking bread. 

Listen as Dr. Ricanati joins host Lisa Davis to share how she’s found joy in the ritual of baking.