Ask Your Food: What Will You Do for Me?


"You have to mentally talk to you food, ask it: 'What are you going to do for me?'"-Yogi Bhajan

There isn't anything new in talking to our food. We do it all the time. Everyone does it but it is more of a monologue or a skin deep conversation as the tongue says: 'I really really feel like having this… the eyes see it and that's it… got to have it… eat it… yum! That tasted good!'

When you care to know what a certain food can do for you, you deepen the relationship and you orchestrate your plate with intention. You may need a special kind of energy for the next day, to run a marathon or you might want to spend a day meditating out in nature. Your mind and your body get together with your heart's intention. You tune up for that using the food that will enhance your experience.

Have a taste of life! Taste the life in your food and use your tongue to put life in your voice and your words, orchestrate a graceful relationship with yourself and share life at your table and with all you meet!


When Melissa and Rosemary get together and soak in hot water, they offer us a delicious herbal tea to support memory! Melissa can be tied into a small bouquet that you can leave in your teapot, and by the way, she loves to brew with basil, together they are very calming.  Rosemary has a stronger taste so just leave it about 3 minutes. You can also get the benefits of rosemary by boiling it with some thyme and let the vapors clean and perfume your house. Herbs get their tasks done in more than one way! The rosemary tea is also great with a slice of orange. A spoonful of aloe and some lemon with both herbs make a nice cool lemonade . . . you will surely remember that!

–Shant Joti.

Shant Joti is a transformational life coach, healer, astrologer and expert in spiritual food and nutrition. If you would like to schedule a life-changing consultation with her, she can be reached at