The canvas of Earth during the season of Spring is a beautiful picture. Trees are leafing, flowers are blooming, grass is greening, and birds are returning. Spring is practically synonymous with Renewal. You might even find yourself observing the great outdoors and thinking, “I want some of that renewal mojo. I want to re-enter my vibrant season. I don’t want to be stagnant or dying. I want fresh energy and new growth!”
Indeed, renewal is attractive and contagious. Who of you with a desk job has not said at least once in the past month, “Hey, can we move our office outside for the day? It’s just so perfect out there.” Similarly, if you’ve experienced a person with a renewed spirit you may have been drawn to that person and likely found yourself wanting to have whatever that person had for breakfast. So, how can you YOU experience renewal?
Renewal often initiates by shedding an old form, old habits, or general unhealthiness. Like a caterpillar that sheds its last skin to reveal the transformative chrysalis, maybe you need to shed something to experience your own transformation. May I suggest you start by addressing the stressors in your life? Reducing or mitigating stress will go a long way toward your renewal. My beloved, Dr Wells, gives an in-depth look at the physiology of stress in this month’s featured post. Read it, incorporate what you learn into your life, and then like the caterpillar, emerge as a renewed creation ready to take flight.
Yours in health,
Paul Wells, Ph.D.
President of Whole Health Center Houston