This last year has been a challenging time for all of us. As restrictions loosen across the country and things begin to return to a kind of normal, it's worth taking a moment to reflect on everything we have learned during this time — and the practices we wish to take with us into the future. Some people have learned how to step back and slow down, spending more time at home with their families; others have realized exactly how important their connections with the outside world are, and are now preparing to dive back into public life with a renewed love and respect for their communities. Many, sadly, have experienced financial hardship or loss. And many, thankfully, have devoted themselves wholeheartedly to offering aid and comfort to those in need.
Though the stories and experiences are different, there are two themes that are universal: gratitude and the need to serve. Most have shared the sense of having increased appreciation for the little things. A call from a friend means so much. The birds at the feeder and the flowers and trees in bloom bring a simple joy that had been missing. Messages drawn with sidewalk chalk and bears in windows are bringing smiles, and videos of relatives meeting again for the first time in months are warming hearts. There are families taking walks and just enjoying being together. The world feels different when the little things are the big things.
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— Your friends at Sagewood Center for Healing and Wellness
by Olivia Fried
Spring is a time of transition. It is evident everywhere around us. Trees and shrubs are bursting forth in bloom. The world is becoming green as temperatures gradually rise.
While we all enjoy the promise of warmer weather and the more colorful season that is Spring, many also dread this time of year due to allergy and respiratory ailments, along with the winter weight gain and depression that we may be feeling. Ayurveda, the ancient medical science and sister science of Yoga, teaches us that to enjoy good health, we must adapt our lifestyle practices to the changes in our environment. Since Spring is a heavy, wet, cool season our practices should incorporate those that are warming, light and dry. We:
Becoming aware of the effects of seasonal changes on our bodies and minds can lead us to lifestyles practices that support a healthier, more fulfilling life!
Olivia Fried is a Certified Ayurvedic Practioner, Licensed Massage Therapist (LMBT#13895) and Registered 200 hr Yoga Teacher. Olivia designs basic lifestyle plans that serve her clients in their quest for living a healthy, vibrant life. Together with regular Massage and Yoga practices, these plans move clients along their
Path to Wellness.
For more information, or to join a Yoga Class,
see ventureintowellness.massagetherapy.com or
contact Olivia directly at email@example.com.
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