Posts tagged health habits
Why Earth Day is Good for Self Care

This past Friday was our beloved Earth Day. It was a lovely Spring day in Fargo, so I was able to spend some sweet time outside, discovering my own backyard actually, being that I moved in during the Winter and now get to see what springs up! 
As I contemplated doing something extra special for Earth Day, I realized that I'm an "Earth Day is every day," kind of person. It is part of my self care practice to be constantly connecting with nature and it's bounty. 
So in honor of Earth Day, I figured I would share some ways to make celebrating and honoring our dear planet a part of your daily life, too. 
 Get Outside

People are inside more than ever, and when they are outside, it's covered up and usually just to get from one building to the car. This is quite sad for many reasons, but one important one is that we are missing out on all of the valuable things we get from being outside. 
One is Vitamin D that we get from the sun. So many people are Vitamin D deficient. There are also studies that show the health benefits from connecting to the ionic charge of the earth. Physically connecting with the earth's ionic charge has now become an official thing, and it's called Earthing.

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What Springtime Can Teach Us About Change

We are starting to experience the first awakenings of Spring here in Fargo! We're usually a little late to the game, but lately we've been able to enjoy a few days of keeping the windows open, going outside without jackets, and swinging in hammocks in the park. 
Spring is such a hopeful season. It seems like Fargo triples in size when everyone comes out of hibernation for some sunshine. Silly grins cover our faces instead of scarves as we pray the big freeze is over. All is well in the world, but then the next day it's snowing and freezing temps once again, crushing our dreams of greener times. 
This flux in weather can be quite discouraging, especially after the harsh winters of the north, but we forget that it's all according to plan. This is how the change of season goes. A few days of warmth followed by cold. Every year. So why not plan on it? Why not embrace the ups and downs? Because pretty soon the warm stretch of days become longer and the cold days become fewer and then BAM! it's summer time. 

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