Spring Cleaning

Updated: Mar 21, 2019

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Spring is the time when we get the urge to clean.  Clean the house, clean the body, clear the air!

Have to awakened recently with the urge to clean?  Winter was the time to turn inward, hibernate and reflect.  Spring is now the time to clear the closets of our body, mind and life and be reborn.

This is the time we feel the instinctual urge to look at areas of our life that are cluttered, toxic, or stagnant and start to “clean house.”  This may mean clearing out the closets, detoxing our body, or putting away the old and unnecessary.

Here are some easy ways to ‘clean house’:

Take Inventory

Look at your clothing as you make the switch from winter clothing to spring clothing.  The guideline I use for my clothing is ‘if I have not worn this item in 2 years I will donate it.’  Use the same or similar guideline for your bookshelves and other storage areas. Also take inventory of those in your life who seem to weigh you down, are unsupportive or constantly negative.  Why are they really a part of your life?  Why do you spend so much time around them?  Focus on spending more time with people who support you, are positive and energetic.

Drink Water Make a commitment to drink more water and less sugar laden sodas or juices.  Filtered, distilled or spring water helps hydrate and clean the body. For a fresh twist add the juice of an organic lemon or lime.

Eat Well Green leafy vegetables like arugula, kale, swiss chard, broccoli rabe, and collards have a lot of vitamins and minerals.  They also act to cleanse the blood and detoxify the liver. Vegetables contain fiber which binds toxins and aid in easy elimination. If you don’t have the time to cook the vegetables, you can juice them.  Just remember juicing removes all the fiber, so you will only have the benefits of the vitamins and minerals.