Things of Comfort

Over at Self Help Diva, I wrote about "Talk About Recovery" --- things to help in getting better physically. In the post, I noticed I wrote about drinks and food a bit. And, it reminded me of how much such things bring comfort to an ailing self.

Some of my favourite "comfort foods" include: Chicken and Macaroni Soup (sopas), Chicken and Rice Porridge (arroz caldo), Chocolate Ice Cream, Chocolate Cake, and well... just chocolate anything. Right now, I'm also in to fruits --- watermelon and strawberries, in particular. I do miss a lot of Filipino foods and fruits like pork barbecues, tinapa (smoked fish) with calamansi dip, all the grilled stuff (from prawns and squids to pork ribs, chops and tilapia), duhat, santol, green mangoes with bagoong, bopis, ripe mangoes, pastillas, kare kare... I'm also missing some of the food that I fell in love with during my days in Singapore --- Grilled stingray with sambal, Chilli crabs with honey buns, the fresh juices from Alexandra Village, the pork katsudon from NUS, the fried chicken from Singapore Poly's Malay stall, battered prawns, sweet and sour pork... Okay, I probably can go on and on, but I ought to stop. This is way too agonising.

Apart from favourite drinks and food, other things that bring comfort to me include: massages, messages from friends and family, favourite music, a nicely made bed and a comfortable blanket.

What about you? What are things that you crave for when you're not feeling well? What brings comfort to you?

About the Author Shai Coggins (MTeach, MSoc Sci App Psych)

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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