Wednesday, May 26, 2010

Springtime = Time to Clean

It finally feels like spring in Boston!  Actually, the weather has been quite unstable and has bounced around from lows 50s several weeks ago to a predicted high of 90 today.  Due to the rapid fluctuations, I haven't found a good time to do a cleanse this year.  The time when the seasons change is a great time to do a cleanse.  A cleanse is a period of time where you focus on changing what you eat and how you live to help you shift to a prolonged, cleaner way of eating.  Spring in particular is a great time to do a cleanse.
I wrote a post about spring cleansing not too long ago on my old blog and am being lazy being green and recycling it here. :)
Spring symbolizes the rejuvenation of the earth and start of life.  When I think of spring, I think of breathing in fresh air, cleaned and renewed by the budding leaves and plants.  At the same time, humans tend to start cleaning up their lives. “Spring cleaning” isn’t just an arbitrary combination of words.  The new season is a time for us to clean our houses from top to bottom including windows to let the sun shine through and closets full of dust bunnies and Christmas decorations.  It is also a time for us to clean up our bodies.  For men, it may be to clean up those shaggy winter beards or the ladies, to begrudgingly start shaving again after a long winter of thick pants.  Another aspect that gets cleaned up is our internal body through diet.  Winter is a heavy season filled with rich foods and indulgences that linger way past the holidays.  Spring is time to overhaul the diet and start eating lighter. After all, swimsuit season is right around the corner!
Look for more posts this week about cleansing safely.  Also, I will be posting information here for the cleanse I will be hosting in June to help you get lighter for summer!  Follow the blog to keep posted!

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