So, taking in the visual beauty and scents of spring blossoms has me thinking about how can I bloom? What can I do that will be fresh and awe-inspiring? How can we humans emulate the vivacity of spring flora?
Here are some ideas I came up with:
- Trying some new recipes but with a goal in mind. For example, I'll come up with three new stir-fries I love, or three new smoothies, or juices, or pasta sauces. Or, I'll learn three ways to cook asparagus that I love.
- Re-organizing a room and adding a little fresh decor. Remove that which is no longer serving you, rearrange the furniture if something isn't truly working, and add a fresh pop of yellow, purple or spring green.
- Come up with six local charities to whom you'll donate money and/or time. The amount is not as significant as the initiative.
- Revive a hobby--for me playing my flute is a great pasttime to re-visit in the summer. This fall I plan to perform some Native American songs at a yoga retreat. A goal helps to encourage practice and progress.
- Start journaling! Write your thoughts, try your hand at poetry, draw little pictures in the margins.
- Reconnect with an old friend.
- Read--perhaps set up a mini-bookclub so as to have read one, two or three chosen books by the end of the summer.
- Walk, increasing your mileage so as to be able to hike a certain distance by fall.
- Study--sign up for a course in something that speaks to your soul.
- Be open to serendipity and possibility. This website and business was born out of a course in healing traditions that I'd signed up for. I knew I didn't want to pursue being a practitioner, but the model of the way the business and course was set up provided a great template for what I'm offering here.
Explore, pause, inhale, blossom! --Lisabeth