Hi and happy Feel-Good Monday!
This is where we share our favorite tips, tricks, secrets, and ways to “think like a healthy person” so that you can find your own delicious path to healthy living.
“Feel-Good Mondays” are meant to help us get back into that place of feeling energized, nourished, and ready to take inspired action for the week ahead.
Here in the northeast, spring feels like it’s taken FOREVA’ to arrive! And my body is SO ready for warmer days, walks in the sunshine, and a real “lightening” up — physically, and mentally.
Just as we get the craving to start cleaning out cluttered closets and drawers come springtime, our bodies also crave some serious spring cleaning.
Have you been feeling a desire to “shed” some stuff lately? From our weight to our mood to what we may be “holding on to” that doesn’t serve us anymore, springtime is a beautiful and appropriate time of year to let go and start fresh.
My favorite ways to shed:
1) Lighten up your diet to align with spring’s energy. As we (finally!) move away from winter and leave the cold weather behind, our bodies naturally begin to crave lighter, cleansing foods. Seasonal spring foods help us drop that winter weight, tonify our blood, and help the body detox after several months of the heavier foods we consumed during our winter hibernation.
Greens, sprouts, and berries help purify our system and get things moving again. Spring is a wet, muddy time of year, and our bodies can also get congested with allergies. Bitter greens and pungent, spicy foods (like chili peppers) can help clear out the mucus and dry things up. Start checking your local farmers market and keep an eye out for new spring greens and asparagus. Try having a couple cups of bitter dandelion root tea to help your body detox.
And add in one of my favorite greens to your mix: Basil. This delicious, anti-inflammatory green is packed with vitamin A and a good dose of magnesium (both are great for heart health) and contains natural oils that help relieve rheumatoid arthritis and inflammatory bowel conditions. Make a simple pesto and use it to top fish, chicken or steamed veggies, place a dollop on a baked potato, drizzle a generous amount over mashed cauliflower, use a spoonful on scrambled eggs, or mix it into your salad for a healthy dressing that will put a spring in your step!
2) Physically clear out your space. My friend, Susan Chan, is one of my favorite Feng Shui experts and she recently shared this article and quick-tip video on how to create a simple spring makeover at home.
3) At Moss Wellness, we’re running our annual register and learn more on how you can physically shed, let go, and lighten up for spring. P.S. Our early bird deal ends on 4/15, so don’t delay.
How do you want to lighten up this spring? Tell me about it on our FB page.
I love to hear from you.
You can feel good every day. And we are here to support you.
And the Moss Wellness Team