How Affirmations Ground Me in Baking and Parenting

Early on during the pandemic, I wrote a braided meditation about parenting, baking bread and the power language has to shift our behaviors. Through drafting this essay, I was able to recognize how an innocuous habit led me to become a better listener and more positive person during an incredibly challenging time. 

It’s a lesson I’m grateful for — and one I still carry with me in my relationships and my work today. This essay was published in February 2021 by Catapult Magazine, an independent daily digital publication recognized just last year as a National Magazine Award winner.