Spring arrived in perfect style yesterday with sunshine and temperatures in the 70’s. Here are 3 things I am doing to support my well-being this spring:
Juicing: Every other day this week I have enjoyed the new addition to Jack’s Stir Brew—a 16 oz. ‘cold pressed’ deep green drink made of kale, spinach, cucumber, apple, lemon, ginger and some other things. It is good to eat green in spring—it helps cleanse the liver that is responsible for ensuring a smooth flow of blood and qi.
Laughter: The night before last I had dinner with the woman I lived with in Paris when I was 21 and she was 19 years old. Our families, some old friends, and an ex or two were there. Our children were quite intrigued to hear some of our stories (the ones we chose to tell, that is!). A good belly laugh is a great workout for our internal organs. Of course we can go for a jog or to the gym but why not mix it up? Laughter is great medicine.
Work: My work is quite physical. Not only do I use needles, but I employ other techniques as well to relax muscles and balance circulation—gua sha, tui na (Chinese massage), and myofascial release. More people come for treatments in the spring for seasonal tune-ups and symptoms that become more prominent when things start to ‘move’ again, both internally and in nature around us. I am grateful for my work—I help others get balanced while helping myself. Special thanks to everyone who trusts me to care for them!
Think of three things you can do for yourself this spring to improve your diet, exercise and lifestyle. O.K. now just do it!