From our Western point-of-view, June 21st marks the first day of Summer, which is called the Summer Solstice. On this day, there is more sunlight than any other day of the year. This is because the sun is farthest from the equator on June 21st each year.
There are three thoughts that come to my mind every June 21st:
1. I MUST get outside and enjoy the day! Today is a day to celebrate nature, the outdoors, and time with friends and family. Go explore a new park, a hiking trail you’ve never been down or go dig your toes into the sand at the beach!
2. Today is a day to FEEL HAPPY. Summer is here, get out and soak up that sunshine, a natural mood booster and supplier of Vitamin D3! Vitamin D3 is essential for your health. And don’t forget the sunscreen!
3. It’s time to dig into the healthy foods of the season! In the summer our bodies crave lighter foods, such as fruits, raw veggies, salads and so-forth. These foods not only have a “cooling” effect on the body, but they are all in season so we can enjoy these foods when they have their peak nutritional value. So chow down on those summer salads, watermelon, berries, and other yummy treats!
Health Coach Autumn (start your summer off right by signing up for a free consultation with me at http://www.pacificnorthwesthealth.com)