Clutter can leave us feeling bogged down energetically as well as mentally. When I have clutter, I have trouble focusing and getting things done. I feel a sense of underlying low level anxiety and stress. I, like many of you, do not have entire days off when I can clean and de-clutter so I’m left with where to start?! Recently I completed Laura Thompson Brady’s e-course “Hectic to Harmonious”. http://www.thenourishedhome.com/ This course was amazing and really helped me to set small achievable goals. One part of the e-course was simplifying your home. She suggested to pick one small corner or one small area and envision what you want it to look like and feel like and de-clutter or reorganize that one small area. WOW! This had a huge impact on me and my family’s energy level and mental health. I started with bookshelves as I love books. I reorganized and gave away books that were no longer age appropriate or ones that were no longer of interest to me. The energy I obtained from this small task encouraged me to continue this process when I had even just 15 spare minutes. My son’s art table was my most recent project. This table is in our kitchen and is one of the first things I see when I walk into my home from the laundry room. It is a “catch-all” for my son. If he doesn’t want to take the time to put it away, he puts it on the art table. I found some great ideas on Pinterest for organizing pencils and crayons and placed a large piece of white paper on the table. It looks wonderful and it feels so great to walk into my kitchen now. I invite you to pick one small corner of your home and de-clutter. I would love to hear how this affects your life!
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Happy Spring! Well, maybe it’s finally starting to feel a bit more Spring-like. Spring time often brings a sense of renewal and growth. A time to release what is not serving you. A time to plant and grow the things that will serve you. With the change in temperatures, we often start craving fresher, lighter foods as well as venturing outdoors more to play and work. I’ve decided to blog about Spring Cleaning for the month of April. Spring Cleaning our bodies, our homes, our schedules and our minds. I hope you will join me on this Spring Cleaning Journey to discover what new seeds you can plant in your life and how you will blossom.
Week 1: Spring Cleaning my diet. Our liver works hard all winter to clear toxins as we eat heavier creamier foods and more sweets during the holidays. Spring is a time when we can thank our liver for the job it has done and eat foods that support detoxifying the liver. Foods like dandelion greens, arugula, lemon juice and beets. One of my favorite salads this time of year is made with arugula, beets, (peeled and diced small), with a dressing of lemon juice and olive oil, sprinkled with a bit of oregano. If you would like, you can add a few crumbles of goat cheese and enjoy!
The doctor of the future will give no medication, but will interest his patients in the care of the human frame, diet and in the cause and prevention of disease.
– Thomas A Edison
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