An Argentine rock song dubs Buenos Aires “The City of Fury” and Diana Vaisman has lived through it all! From being bullied as a child for being tall and wearing glasses, to a debilitating spine injury as an adult, to the ever-present ups and downs of inflation, to the pandemonium of the prolonged pandemic that required her to postpone her wedding, she has seen more than her fair share of chaos.
This external turmoil moved her to seek a deeper, more internal peace. This took a number of different forms from therapy, to the community she found in her tae kwon do classes, to a number of different artistic pursuits. This resulted in a shift where Daiana looks less to find fulfillment in her plans for the future, and more to savor the simple pleasures and appreciate the joys of today, particularly her physical and emotional health.
Today, Daiana loves all types of creative endeavors and is an avid baking enthusiast. She has come to understand that she doesn’t have control over what the universe may throw at her and what may happen to her body, yet she finds a sense of agency in intentionally choosing how she wants to nourish herself. She also delights in the culinary process; from figuring out a way to make something delicious based on what she has on hand, to savoring the meditative flow as she folds, kneads, whips, and rolls, to feeling the love when she shares her food with the people she cares about.
As for her wedding, her plans have changed a number of times and the details are still up in the air, but the quarantine has brought her and her partner even closer together so it’s a matter of when not if.
You can see what she’s up to in the kitchen on her Instagram @migatococinero.