I am a firm believer that beautiful skin and hair begin with a healthy diet and lifestyle. A healthy diet and lifestyle include being in harmony with the rhythm of the natural world. The Spring Equinox begins March 20th and indicates the time when the sun has equal hours of light and darkness. The word “equinox” means, "equal night": the duration of the day being equal to that of the night, an event that occurs only twice a year. 

Spring is a time of new beginnings, both spiritually and physically. Crops germinate and shoots peek through the earth, flowers bloom, young animals come out to play and everything feels new. It is a truly energizing time, when people feel bold and ready to take on the world! Long ago, the Equinox marked New Year's Day (in Christian times, the New Year marker was taken on by Lady Day - up to 1752 when the Gregorian Calendar was introduced in England). It is still the beginning of the year in various calendars, including the Yoruba, Iranian and the Bahai who find it strange to make set goals during the cold and dormant winter. Test it out by making your New Year resolutions during the spring time and see if you are more successful at accomplishing your goals.

Self Care is the best care and spring is a great time to recommit to your self care plan. Making healthy choices that will carry you through the seasons is important this time of year.  Here are a few ideas to get you started.  

  1. Embrace yourself honestly

  2. Examine personal relationships

  3. Choose to change poor habits

  4. Clean and organize

  5. Get active

  6. Make positive choices

  7. Feel your best

  8. Try a detox program

  9. Commit to a plan

  10. Switch to non-toxic personal care products