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Spring into health

Spring has sprung, the grass is riz…. My father used to recite the poem every year around this time.

In Michigan, it’s still blustery, and the the grass is not yet “riz”—and yet, the light is different, the sun (when we see it!) feels warmer, and Kermit and I see robins everywhere on our walks.

snowdropsMother Nature wields the Spring wind like a broom around here—spring cleaning is definitely underway!

And if we pay attention to our bodies, we may notice a tendency toward lighter, greener foods and a desire to detox and shed some pounds from our own hibernation as the seasonal energy shifts from the more inward-facing yin of the cold months to the outward-facing yang of the warmer ones.

Spring offers us another chance for a new beginning: if you lingered indoors and struggled with your health goals on your own all winter, help has arrived!

I’m involved in a number of health-promoting local events this season and wanted to give you a quick update on where we can connect in person.

Don’t live in the A2 area? The full-day Art of Food event in May would be a great focal point for a weekend in town—with or without friends and family—and there are plenty of AirBnBs in the area!

Follow the links below for more information on each event.

upcoming events

reclaim your flame workshop

Reclaim Your Flamethursday, april 4, 6pm

Turn your hot flashes into power surges and reclaim your inner fire to light you up with joy instead of making you feel like a hot mess!

Thanks to a generous donor, on Thursday, April 4, I’ll be presenting a FREE Reclaim Your Flame workshop for women 40+ hosted by the Women’s Center of Southeastern Michigan. Please let me know you’re coming!

wellness fair

saturday, april 27, 10am

A2WC wellness fairWell-being begins with you—and navigating all the healthcare options out there can feel overwhelming.

Drop in at Joy Ann Arbor for the FREE first annual Wellness Fair put on my the Ann Arbor Wellness Coalition. Meet healthcare practitioners who represent practices all along the spectrum from conventional to alternative—all dedicated to helping you achieving optimal health and wellness. Discover real health-care in a disease-care world.

art of food retreat

art of foodsunday, may 19, 9:30am

Join botanical illustrator Cara Cummings and me for a daylong retreat at The Farm on Jennings. Begin the day with a 30-minute yoga session with certified yoga instructor and farm owner Carole Caplan, tour the farm, create a piece of botanical art, share a mindful meal, and learn how to connect with your food and nourish yourself on a deeper level.

Never tried yoga? Not an artist? Never fear—this retreat is for all abilities and skill levels! (Will I finally realize I can draw?!?)

$250 includes all materials, art supplies, and food. Register

(Bring your own yoga mat if you have one!)

make the connection

Let me know in the comments below how you’d like to connect this Spring!

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