We tend to hold onto our stuff year after year. We save and stock up on things that we don’t know what to do with anymore and keep things because they hold precious memories. There is a saying that goes, “You have to get rid of the old to make way for the new.”
If you are feeling stuck or stagnant in your life, try giving away some of that stuff. Say goodbye to your past and welcome new energy.
For good mental and physical health, we have two “houses” that need to be spring-cleaned: our physical homes and our physical bodies. Just as we accumulate “stuff” in the form of outgrown clothes, magazines, and random keepsakes, our bodies also accumulate “stuff” that needs to be cleaned out.
Let’s start with your heart. What if you were to start by throwing away negative thoughts and habits you’ve been harboring that no longer serve you? An open heart will allow you to receive all the good that awaits you each day and will make room for all of life’s gifts and surprises.
Now let’s go to your body. Try giving your body a break from rich and complicated foods. Since it is springtime, start by crowding out rich and complicated foods by adding in more leafy greens. They are some of the easiest and most beneficial vegetables to incorporate into your daily routine. Members of the leafy green family include kale, collard greens, Swiss chard, mustard greens, arugula, dandelion greens, broccoli rabe, watercress, beet greens, bok choy, napa cabbage, green cabbage, spinach and broccoli.
Leafy greens are so nutrient dense. They are hight in calcium, maganesium, iron, potassium and are a powerhouse for vitamins A, C, E and K. Additionally they are full of fiber, aid in purifying your blood, strengthening the immunce system, clearing congestion and keeping your skin clear and blemish free.
Have I convinced you to add-in more leafy greens? I hope so. If you would like to give them a try, click here for an easy recipe to get you started. This recipe can be used for almost any type of leafy green. Then each time you go to the market, pick up a new green to try. Soon you’ll find your favorite greens and wonder how you ever lived without them.
That’s it for today. Here’s to spring cleaning.
Cheers to your good health,
“You can clutch the past so tightly to your chest that it leaves your arms too full to embrace the present.”-Jan Glidewell
P.S. If you struggle with eating healthy, whole foods….let’s talk. I’ll show you how it can be easy and you will never feel deprived.