Posts tagged seasonal practices
How to Enjoy the Winter

We've packed away the holiday decor. Our dried out pine trees are lining the streets, sadly waiting to be taken away to their final resting place. And any magic from the holiday season is now a passing memory that we cling on to as we endure until the first buds of Spring. We are now entering into what is commonly looked at as the Bland Days of Winter. But fear not. It doesn't have to be such a depressing thing. We don't have to just power through until Springtime. There is so much take advantage of this time of year, and I’m here to share my top three tips for Winter survival.

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podcast 7: megan gilger on the power of gratitude

“How the seasons change taught me that nothing ever lasts forever. That's both a reassuring thing, but also a moment to really realize that you have to live in the present. Seasons invite a way to look at how much we’ve grown.”

The reason for the season this coming week is our quiet but mighty hero, Gratitude. Noticing what we are grateful for can bring light and positivity to any given moment. It can transform the hardest of times into times of sweet growth, and it enhance our most joyous moments.

In this episode, Megan Gilger from The Fresh Exchange shares how her gratitude practice helps her live a more seasonal, intentional, and fulfilled life.

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podcast 5: time is on your side

Time. It seems to be endless, yet it's become more precious than gold. It can stand still, and it can zoom by. It can age, and it can heal. It's a steady constant that governs days, months, years, and seasons like, well, clockwork. 

So why does it take so many forms? Why does it seem like a fickle trickster, messing with our concept of what time actually is? What if the problem is actually us and our brilliant human minds?

Today on the podcast, in honor of daylight savings time, this episode talks about how we can use time for our benefit when it comes to taking the time needed for our self care practices.

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How To Savor The Summer

If it hasn't felt like Summer yet, 4th of July weekend is usually what seals the deal for me. The sun is out, the lake water in these parts is finally warm, grilling and fireworks galore. What's not to love?

Summer can be so delightful, in fact, that it's easy to forget our Summer self care practices. Celebrating summer through our daily habits is just as important as clinging to our self care practice to survive the winter. 

We always need to be tuning in and embracing what each season brings. It's what prepares us for what is to come, be it joyful or more challenging.

Without further adieu, here are some ways to celebrate and savor our precious Summer months. 

Be Playful

Summer is all about celebrating. It's about reaping the benefits of what we sowed in the Spring. Let yourself have some fun. Schedule it in your calendar if you need to, but receive, dear reader. You've worked so hard. 

What really brings you joy? What is your favorite thing to do in nature? Take this time to get it all in. Remember, life is also fun. Have fun. Play. Flirt. Enjoy. We have extra permission during this time. 

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