Today is sunny, and it feels so good on the skin. I can almost start thinking about planting a garden, putting the shovels away, and pulling out the push mower – almost!
For those of you in warmer climates, you may have already been out there planting your garden and preparing yourself for the summer. For me, this is just the beginning.
Spring has always made me feel extra hopeful and excited about life in general and the summer more specifically. Everything on earth wakes up again or begins a new life.
We humans are no different. The feelings of inner warmth and contemplation are switched out for energy, vibrancy, and a need for anything new. You may start to notice that you are really antsy to begin something – a new class, workout, or hobby. Keep reading to find out what you can do about it!
Our Connection To Spring
The months of inner work are ending and we are more open to creation and beginnings. It almost feels like we come out of hibernation, and there is a whole new world waiting for us.
The days get longer, and our energy naturally begins to increase. Our bodies long to burst out into the spring like the buds on a tree or the tulips popping out of the soil. Have I mentioned that I love this time of year?!
Spring Time Foods
Greens are loaded with chlorophyll which has many health benefits – provides intestinal support, aids liver function, and are revitalizing and refreshing.
Chlorophyll contains magnesium, so greens are a good source of this relaxing mineral. Many people are deficient in magnesium and this can create health problems. Eating more greens is a great solution.
When you are first starting out, make sure to add greens into your diet slowly. They contain a lot of fiber, and it can really mess you up for a few days if you are not used to it.
Below is a list of greens that are easy to add into your diet.
You may find that you have issues digesting it. If this is the case, make sure all the kale you eat is cooked in some way. This makes it easier on your digestive tract.
Some Of The Many Others
Activities For The Spring
Exercise is like spring cleaning for your body. It helps with the elimination of waste products and lymph flow; it increases energy; and it allows you to push your body beyond what you thought it was capable. Exercise is great for mind, body, and spirit!
Inner Work To Outer Change
It can be hard to start something new. The great thing about starting something in the spring is that we are already naturally looking for things to begin and create. We might as well use the natural energy and vibrancy that is a part of us in the spring!
This is the time of bursting action and change, so go with the flow, and let it happen to you!
Yours in plant love,
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