It’s officially summer in Seattle–yay! Are you getting outside and being more active? I have been gardening for the first time–what an amazing experience so far to eat lettuce we’ve grown ourselves, and pick strawberries at their peak for amazing strawberry shortcake. We will also have peas, beans, carrots, beets, chard, bok choy, radishes, zucchini, tomatoes, cucumbers, collard greens, leeks, and a few herbs. Wow–that’s a lot! It is so satisfying to be that connected to my food. I have also been running around after my 3 yr. old nephew who is visiting for two weeks, which is lots of fun. And taking longer walks with the dogs in scenic areas whenever the weather cooperates. I can tell a difference in one of my dogs when the sun is out–he is much more peaceful and loves being outside.
If things are busier for you in the summer, you might consider massage as a way to stay calmer and in touch with yourself. If life is quieter for you at this time of year, it can be an opportunity to “catch up” on self-care and recharge. For me, I think there will be some busier times and some slower times. I plan to get regular massage myself.
Savor our summer!