Up here in Seattle, you know that spring is here when the cherry blossoms bloom. And if you dare take a walk in the woods this early, the brilliant white and yellow trilliums and crocuses will whisper to you, that summer is on its way.
Here we can't help but get delighted with these bright dashes of color and the sprinkling of sunlight we've been getting. After all, we've had a long hibernation and a generous dose of snow this winter!
What I love most about spring is the opportunity for transition, to begin to prepare for the explosive activity of summer. I don't know about where you live, but Summer in Seattle is so fleeting, you've got to make the most of it before its gone. And so PREPARATION is key!
How are you preparing yourself for summer weekends? And I don't mean getting the dust off your camping gear or your tennis racket. Or perhaps showing up for your gym membership or taking some walks.
I mean preparing yourself so that when you do go for that run or the camping trip or smash that racket - your calves, your back, your arms don't remind you of the loooo...ng neglect of yourself. :)
I mean, at the end of your work day, to have the energy to keep up with your children and the sun's high arc in the sky. I vividly remember those summer evenings, when my children tell me, with bright and sprightly eyes at 9pm that 'There is no nighty night mumma!' :O. Those black out curtains and summer camps only went so far. ;)
I mean, to have the springiness in your joints that allows you to have that bounce and feeling of lightness in your step. Contrast that with the feeling of being so locked up, that every step feels heavy like pounding. The adrenaline from a workout or stretch class only lasts so much.
I mean to have the motivation that comes from the expansiveness and lightness inside you. Not from motivational podcasts or speeches. And that nagging from your better half about bringing up the rear end on the hike or missing out on family time because you weren't up to the adventure never worked either.
If you've had enough of the 'hoping for better' or the 'fake it till you make it', if you're really ready to make it a rockstar summer, I have something for you.
Block it off on your calendar - Sunday, May 5, 10am -3pm. I am teaching a workshop about 'How to Rock Your Spring-Summer Weekend'. You will learn 3 strategies to regain the energy, motivation and flexibility in your joints to show up for you weekend adventure like you've never before!
The best part is this. I am teaching this workshop with a very special, AMAZING Guest Teacher! More on him in next week's newsletter. ;)
Tickets will go for sale next weekend, Friday, April 12th.
For now, I will leave you with this thought. Imagine your perfect summer weekend? Dream it up. Paint it with all the details of color, activities, people and feeling. :))
Until next week, Adios!