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We’re normally pretty humorous and cute with these notes here every week, but with this week’s focal topic being mental health and taking time to take care of yourself, we thought it best to drop the schtick and focus on the importance of this issue and this week’s guest, Tokiwa Sears, who fully understands the burnout and issues facing the food and drink industry.

Sears is the head mixologist for the iconic and James Beard Award-winning One Flew South at the Atlanta Airport. Both she and Chef Pete aren’t afraid to talk about the culinary world’s seldom discussed secret of burnout and mental health concerns, and Sears even shares what she went through in 2020 when she exited bartending in order to take time for self-care and self-assessment. And while that might not be an option for everyone, she and Chef Pete will talk about ways any and all of us can take of ourselves amidst the hustle and bustle of our work and personal lives.

Do yourself a favor and check out this week’s episode of The Raw Ingredients – mental health issues affect each and every one of us from time to time, and the tips you glean from here may well help you help others or yourself sometime in the future.