We welcome signs of spring and yet winter is still reminding us that it's not over yet. This can be a challenging time of year. We are in transition between the cold of winter and the warmer days ahead and in this transition of seasons many people get sick. Taking our cues from nature, we can try to maintain a healthy balance. Think like a seed. Buried deep in the earth, it is still, quiet, and waiting. What does a seed need? Warmth, water, and nourishment, so that when the growing season arrives it can grow and flourish. Like the seed we need to stay warm: dress in layers, so you are not caught when the weather changes and the cold winds blow. Stay hydrated: drink plenty of water and warm teas. Get plenty of rest: restful sleep is important to the body because that is when the body processes toxins and rejuvenates itself. So, not a good time to burn the candle at both ends! And finally, eat nourishing foods. Honor your natural desire to eat warm cooked soups and stews when it is cold and change to lighter meals as the weather begins to warm up.
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