The Start of Summer

We’re heading into the summer, my favorite season. I love the heat, the late sunsets, the bright sunshine and better moods that everyone seems to be in. Summer is a great time to be with family and friends, to enjoy the fruits of nature and get out and live a more active life. So today I thought I’d share about my 3 goals for this summer.

1-Eat local. Eating local is about more than just supporting local farm businesses, it’s about not eating junk, about being more conscious about what you eat and being more involved in food preparation too. Most people have more time in the summer and schedules are less busy, so it’s a great time to try new recipes and get the whole family involved in making dinner every night for starters.

2-spend more time outdoors. Go for a hike, join a swim club, enjoy your evening alcoholic beverage on the deck or front steps, take a walk after dinner, plant a garden, have a catch or go fishing. Nature is something that is essential to our health but we don’t get enough of it. We may not really notice that we’re lacking in vitamin n(ature), but most of us are. It’s amazing how different and good you can feel after being outside in the wide open spaces.

3-spend time with friends and family. Summer is a great time to attend outdoor concerts, sporting events, go on picnics, and plan group events because the weather is better and more people are free. This is a great time to have fun and build the relationships for the times of need and stress, and celebrate being alive with each other.

If you’re feeling stressed out and at the end of your rope there’s a good chance that things need to change in your life, that you’re not spending enough time with friends, or eating right or in nature. Take advantage of the blessing that is summer.

“Family, nature and health all go together.” Olivia Newton-John


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