Springtime signals its way through the blossoming flowers and generous sunshine. It's the sight of people walking outside for leisure and the progressional reduction of layers. It's people working outside in their gardens, an abundance of picnics in the park, and iced coffees replacing the hot coffees.
But if we think about it a little harder, springtime symbolizes something more. It's a fresh start, a new beginning. The earth comes back to life in every little budding sprout we find. And people come back to life. The vitality returns as the excitement for spring comes around. The gruelling frost of winter melts and though we experience it every year, it feels like each first day of real spring weather we receive is something novel.
For this reason, I felt it appropriate to commemorate the rebirth of spring with a new theme. And what better theme to have than detoxing! No, no. I don't only mean detox in the juice cleanse sense of the word. I could never give up my beloved cookies!
I think everyone could use a good detox, metaphorically speaking. By definition, to detox is to remove toxins. We relate toxins to potato chips and booze and ice cream, but toxicity is a little more complex than that. Have you ever had a toxic friend in your life? How about a toxic work ethic?
I encourage you to take this spring season to do a little self-analysis. Diagnose the negativity that exists in your life as it is. What is making you unhappy? What is blocking you from reaching your full potential? Remove it. Make that change.
And after all that, if it's a juice cleanse you need, by all means, go for it. Nobody wants a toxic liver!