10 Wellness Practices to Redefine Yourself this Spring
Spring is the season of new beginnings. Like the plants around you blooming, your body is eager for new challenges and experiences with emphasis on raw foods, detoxing and digestion. In this new season of life I have provided you with 10 simple health practices that will challenge you and inspire you to eat, think and plan for the season so you can be nourished in mind, body and spirit. Your ability to redefine yourself at any moment is one of your greatest gifts and this year I want you to think about practices that lead to a truly more well-balanced you.
1. Wake Up Well
It's easy to want to reach over for your Iphone right when you wake up but try to stay in bed a few minutes. Take a few big deep breaths, inhaling through your nose and exhaling through your mouth. Think about the possibility that you have today. Think of what you are able to accomplish and approach it with a sense of gratitude.
2. Eat One Serving of Greens Each Day
In this season of spring try to eat one handful of greens that may be unfamiliar to you. Try out things like broccoli leaves, beet greens, kale and boc choy. There is a multitude of skin benefits in even just one serving of greens, especially with our skin and energy levels.
3. Stay Flexible
Build your resilience by understanding that life is constantly changing. One of the greatest gifts you possess is adaptability. Our bodies were made to adapt to different environments so start training your mind to accept change as growth not difficulty.
4. Shitake Herb Scramble
Try this recipe to spice up your breakfast.
1 tsp of coconut oil, 2 shitake mushrooms, 2 eggs, 1 tsp of sage, 1 tsp or turmeric and 1 tsp of black pepper. First melt the oil, then add the mushrooms and spice and lastly the eggs.
5. Make a Morning Tonic
Before you eat or drink anything else, grab a lukewarm glass of water and add lemon or lime. Both lemons and limes are naturally alkalizing which means they naturally support the PH balance in your body. By supporting PH balance your body is better equipped for digestion and absorption! You could also add a hint of cayenne pepper or turmeric for anti-inflammatory properties.
6. Pistachios + Figs
These two items are perfecting pairings in taste and function. Vitamin B6 in pistachios helps the body better absorb magnesium in figs and the B6 in magnesium supports rejuvenating sleep, stress reduction and our nervous system.
7. Refresh your scalp
We spend so much time caring for our face, legs, and arms but neglect our scalp. As an occasional scalp treatment, apply a natural hair and scalp oil to your fingers and gently massage into your scalp. Or make your own blend using scalp friendly oils like neem and coconut Leave the oils on for half an hour or more, then shampoo.
8. Happy Meals at Home
Make your house or apartment a sacred, pleasing space. Many scientific studies are finding that positive emotions at home very strongly influence food behavior. Try paring down mess and clutter, setting the dinner table, lighting some candles and maybe turning on some soft music while you eat.
9. Eat Raw Honey
Raw honey is another alkaline food with antibacterial properties and helps balance your PH. Make sure to buy honey that says raw or labeled as unheated and unpasteurized as much of the conventional honey stock sin stores is highly processed.
10. Practice Eudaimonic Well-being
Eudaimonic well being is the type of happiness that comes from having a greater purpose in life. This isn't about the actions of accumulating more but rather that type of well-being that leaves you feeling like you have made an impact on someone or something. Take a few minutes to practice this type of well- being each day and you will be surprised how much more content you feel even after a few days.
What are some health practices you are integrating into your life this Spring? Be on the lookout each week for 10 health tips that keep in line with all four seasons of the year. The more we can eat, move and rest in aline with the seasons, the more natural our body feels! If you feel like you need wellness and nutritional support in your life, email me or comment below!