It’s Day one of Summer 2016 and to kick it off, here’s a round-up of feng shui, holistic ideas and deliciousness to make the most of this season…!
I’ll be between the beach and the Buddhist temple today as it heats up to over 100 in my neighborhood, and that’s the way to kick things off this Summer:
Create your own new seasonal rhythm. If it’s very hot where you live, can you wake up early to enjoy a cool morning, even a sunrise morning every day? Sacred morning time is even more important when you’ve got a packed schedule and things are heating up. It’s a perfect time for some journaling, reading a book leisurely with tea or doing some exercise outside before the sun is full-on intense. I’ve got smoothie dates booked for 8am or earlier starting now, because the mid-day in LA is a “stay inside” endeavor!
Hydrate like crazy. If you’re going to do any one switch to your routine, add moisure everywhere. Leave in hair conditioner (Giovanni is a great, mainly-natural leave in conditioner!), rosewater spray in the refrigerator for full-body refreshing, extra moisturizer at night, incredible smoothies and water, water, water. Some experts feel that hydration actually helps you stay more in tune with your intuition, so that doubly-great reasoning to stay hydrated!!!
Add more water to your home. More blue, a fountain, a summery landscape of waves at your desk. Water is the cooling fresh-start element that sparks huge change!
Put away the heavy stuff. Throw blankets can hit the closets, heavy comforters, heavy sweaters can go to your winter storage… the more you lighten up the lighter you’ll feel.
On that note… lighten your emotional life. Before the Fall season sneaks up on us and we’re called into the Back-to-School vibes, lighten your emotional life. Whether it’s a new form of energy work, some important forgiveness or holistic indulgences, this is a season to surrender and be truly free of the patterns that keep us stuck…!
And finally… have so much fun. Fun is the way that everything works out in our favor. Real fun brings us big dividends in creativity, memories, love and connection.
Off I go to the beach to celebrate the Summer soltice with a book and a lot of great snacks! Happy Summer!!! Energetic empowerment comes with the sunshine! xoxoxo Dana
The 30 Day Negativity Detox is a commitment to happy-making, mirror-polishing, life-lifting and simple space shifting for 30 days. It’s loaded with lots of actions (some you may know for sure even if you’ve never fully practiced them, some you’ve likely never seen or heard of…!) that can help you detox from your own negative stuff, uncover more of your greatness and light, and see happiness everywhere you look…! There’s feng shui, there’s life-shifting, there’s lots of creativity… and it’s a daily commitment to a positive life shift… which is a positive life shift already!!!