It's April and officially spring! I love watching the crocuses and snow drop flowers pop up in gardens each year.
Spring is the season of renewal. You can throw off the heavy layers of clothing, and discard what you no longer need, It’s a perfect season to be creative, begin with fresh ideas, and make new plans. April is a great time to practice a spring cleanse with foods for nourishing the body.
Press the reset button and invite in renewed energy!
This should be reflected in your meals to energize you, feeling less sluggish and bringing lightness into your step. In your daily movement, exploring new places to be active with biking, hiking and walking. Getting the mental cobwebs out with a clearer mind too.
Treat yourself to a spring cleanse for seven days! It will:
- Improve your body’s ability to handle and dispose of those toxic substances.
- Refresh your skin
- Clearing bowel elimination
- Elimination of cravings
- Possible weight loss
- A sense of relief, calm and ease
- Brighter eyes
- Feeling lighter and refreshed
The purpose of a cleanse is to clear the body of foods and chemicals that may be causing you sensitivities or allergic reactions from:
- Pesticides in produce
- Plastic drinking bottles (now you have glass!)
- Phthalates and parabens in skin and hair care products
- Solvents from paints
- Hormones from meat that we eat and also leak into our water supplies.
- The environment all around us.
What this means is that you’ll be removing certain foods and food categories from your diet for the week while you’re cleansing. Simultaneously, you’ll be adding certain foods and nutrients that will enable you to improve your patterns of toxic elimination.
It is also brings awareness to slowing down, quieting the digestive system and activating other systems for detoxification and elimination.
Let’s do the cleanse together for seven days beginning April 17th.
This program is gentle yet effective. You will not be starving. You will not be without energy. You will not spend hours in the bathroom each day. It is an uplifting experience as you move forward into spring and summer.
Do the cleanse with me! I will send you the plan, recipes and shopping list. You don’t have to think about it. We connect at the beginning of the cleanse and at the end to celebrate that you did it!. It's also an excellent way to continue being focused on eating these quality foods ongoing rather than reverting back to your previous diet.
The fee $35
I am ready to start on Monday April 17th at 9 am. It can be virtual or we meet together. You decide!
PROGRAMS AND EVENTS
Pole walking sessions with Deidre Pretlove, from Personal Best Physiotherapy.
Have you tried pole walking to increase your workout capacity while walking? Pole walking is not an old person’s activity, it’s a great way to strengthen your arms, core, legs and muscles using your whole body to move. It is also a fantastic way to discover new areas of the city walking around and enhancing your workout!
Join Deidre Pretlove and I on these dates. Friday April 21, April 27 or May 5 at 9:30 am or Saturdays April 22 or 28 at 1 pm to get started. Contact email@example.com to confirm your date, time and location.
Deidre will start off with a demonstration, some warm up exercises, how to efficiently use the poles while walking and lead us through a few walking routes in the Cabbagetown/Riverdale area for 90 minutes.
Bring your own walking poles. You can get poles through Urban Poling or at Shoppers Drug Mart Wellwise stores. We will meet afterwards at my home for coffee/tea and light snacks. If you are purchasing poles Deidre recommends the Activator or their regular poles by Urban Poles.
The Somatics Movement Series continues in May.
Currently, there are two classes running on Thursdays for the Myth of Aging series. The next somatic movement series are a different and will continue in May. Somatic movement is a system of neuromuscular movement awareness practice and education. This work teaches us to recognize and release holding patterns and chronic pain resulting from injury, stress, repetitive strain, and habituated postures. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org if you are available. these sessions right now are free.
I love hearing from you. Please contact me at wellness@raniglick,.com for more information about any of these program.
My best in health,