This past weekend in the Pacific Northwest offered tantalizing glimpses of spring with unseasonably warm weather and sunshine. (My deepest apologies to our snow-embattled friends.) When I saw the sun shining this morning, I wandered outside to bask a bit with my basset who is quite the sun-baby. I don't know which of us was more disappointed when we realized the sun didn't feel nearly as warm with the cold nip in the breeze and still-soggy grass underfoot (or paw).
It can be tricky to maintain good health and spirits during the winter-to-spring transition, or "shoulder season." We often long to jump headlong into spring with its increasing daylight and promise of lighter layers. When the weather isn't quite cooperating, sometimes we need to coax our inner child to be a bit more patient. This newsletter provides some wonderful ways to treat ourselves as we wait for winter to finally give way and spring to fully emerge.
Celebrate National Pi Day!
March 14 is National Pi Day! Celebrate your inner nerd with a healthy, yet decadent pumpkin pie recipe sure to have you running around in circles! Find the recipe here.
Healthy Chai for Chilly Weather
The warming spices of ginger, cardamom, cloves, cinnamon, and black pepper in this homemade chai blend stimulate circulation and digestion and support the immune system. Enjoy it any time of the year. Hint: It goes really well with the pumpkin pie recipe above. Read more here.
Homemade Sugar Scrub
After a long, cold winter, both you and your skin might be in need of a little pampering. You can make a moisturizing exfoliant with just two ingredients commonly found in kitchen cupboards. No need for fancy, expensive products to keep your skin happy. Find out how here.