‘Rising: A Healing Story through Sourdough’ By Jennifer Kurdyla

My essay creates a parallel between my personal healing and the process of making sourdough bread. The themes of incorporating different elements of nature and phases of growth, as are reflected in the changes that bread dough undergoes during its creation, are universal and encourage the reader to seek similar processes and moments of nourishment in their lives. The incorporation of the five elements, as related to the ingredients of bread, draws on the principles of Ayurveda.

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