It’s S U M M E R, and in Traditional Chinese Medicine - this is the season that is all about J O Y.
Joy is an interesting emotion. I think of it as one part of a continuum, and that continuum includes sorrow, disappointment, loss, and grief - all complex emotions in their own right. The commonality is a deep gratitude: in order to feel sorrow there likely was something deeply beautiful that inspired gratitude (prior to sorrow). Similarly joy dislike a crescendo of a potentially sorrowful time. Gratitude and depth of emotion feel like key ingredients to truly tasty Joy!
I have spent the past month be-bopping around, away from home, away from my routines, away from my typical diet - and you know what...I feel pooped!
All that change has effected the way I feel in my body, my energy levels, and my ability to focus. Luckily -- I know the secret to getting back on track in a flash: a solid morning routine and a day of detoxifying, nutrient-dense eats.
You can turn to this 1 -Day Reset if you've been traveling or if you're just feeling less vibrant that you would like. I recommend giving this a try if you’ve been feeling bloated, achy, low-energy, or unfocused. These are all signs that your body may be under stress and therefore inflamed.
I recorded a little 10 minute meditation for you! The sound quality isn't perfect, but what is?!
This one really helps me get back into my body when my mind is running wild...when I feel in my body I feel like I am back behind the reigns.
Time has been moving so quickly, and more than ever it feels necessary to practice a few minutes of meditation each day. This is a practice that I have been trying to cultivate for years. The days where I meditate, I see that I am more focused, productive and my energy moves more steadily throughout the day - Without fail. But it take s a lot to make this habit stick!!! I have been playing around with some simple tools to help me. Here are some favorites: