Pancakes and self-reflection

What do pancakes have to do with self-reflection?

Pancake day is known as many different things to different people. Traditionally, the day before Ash Wednesday and the start of lent, it is a religious was of having a cheat day before a diet of self-reflection.

Also known as 'Shrove Tuesday', shrove meaning 'absolve', pancake day is a time to forgive yourself of the past and contemplate living a better life moving forward.

The act of consuming and celebrating prior to fasting symbolises balance and self-care, it represents indulging yourself physically followed by indulging yourself mentally.

The takeaway message is to allow seasons into your life, celebrate amidst the chaos and reflect and grow in the stillness that follows. Both are the gifts of life.


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