Blossom. Transition. Cleansing. Renewal. Ok, fancy buzzwords aside, what does it all mean?!
Well, spring means different things to different folks.
For the scientific babe: spring is a result of the warmth caused by the changing orientation of the Earth’s axis relative to the Sun.
For the ‘Namaste’ goddess: spring is a time of phenomenal renewal. The earth reawakens from her slumber and explodes with new life. In our own lives, spring can be symbolic of starting new projects, sewing new seeds and coming forth with new ideas.
For the “Lemme just read my horoscope real quick” Cutie: the Sun wins over darkness, and the fire sign Aries brings warmth, a lust for life and Spring Fever. In 2015, the Spring Equinox falls on March 20th.
For the “Pinching my pennies because I NEED this bag” badass: Spring fashion is heavy on the fringe, strappy shoes, and plenty of lace detail. Overalls and rompers are dying to be dusted off and rocked in this warmer weather.
OK…now we’re getting somewhere. Let’s be a little more succinct, shall we?
Step 1: More sun=More sun protection. Ladies and Gents, we cannot stress this enough..protect the skin you’re in! Disco fave:
Derma-e Antioxidant Natural Sunscreen SPF 30 Oil-Free Face Lotion. And who doesn’t love a bit of bronze on the moneymaker? Tarte Amazonion Clay Matte Waterproof bronzer is worth its weight in GOLD.
Step 2: Try something NEW. Chop off 6 inches…we dare you. Add some color to your locks…we support you! Join a book club, eff that—START a book club, switch out pilates for boxing, or crossfit for yoga, coffee for matcha green tea…..you get the idea.
Step 3: The sun illuminates the darkness. Pretty sure this means its time to let go of old grudges, forgive, and move on. Sigh…easier said than done, but totally doable. This doesn’t mean you have to send your ex a wedding gift, but perhaps you stop imagining ramming him/her with your car whenever you spot them around town. You deserve to feel light and renewed….so let’s keep it positive!
Step 4: Keep it moving is right! Take that giant bag of clothes to buffalo exchange, and when they reject it all (LOL), donate it to the homeless, gift it to friends who have complimented it forever, or throw a rockin’ clothing exchange party! Strappy everything, floppy hats, bags with fringe…ahhhhh, festival season. Need I say more?
Until next time, drink your coconut water, smear on the SPF, and deep condition your hair. When we look good, we feel good. And when we feel good, we are unstoppable.