Garden I am planting: Side Yard Planter Boxes
Do you have a green thumb? Or, would you like a great project for your kids? Have you noticed that Spring is finally here? This week my boys and I replanted the planter boxes on the side of our home. We are so excited to see continued growth in our grape vine, passion fruit, mint, lime, mandarin oranges, kumquat and tomatoes. This year we have added basil, cucumber and a few other herbs for cooking. Whether you have a large property or a single pot, I believe that getting in touch with the miracle of nature is good for the soul. Let me know what you guys are planting and harvesting. If we have anything that over produces in the next few months I will bring into the office any surplus for you guys to grab!
Dessert I am craving: Honey Mama’s Cocoa Truffle Bar
Are you a chocolate lover but are looking to keep on track with your diet? This is my new obsession. Shana (our massage therapist at Aligned Life) kindly gifted me my first Truffle Bar on my birthday last week. These desserts have five simple ingredients. They are free of refined sugar, gluten and grains, soy, eggs and dairy. I know, you are thinking that they taste a little like vomit. Not so! These are incredible. They come in nine flavors. My favorite so far is “Original Dutch”. Make sure to keep them refrigerated. Please do not sleep on this one!
Quote I am repeating: “The deep roots never doubt spring will come.” ~ Marty Rubin
In my world it appears that after 12 long months our community has decided it is time to begin anew. It is time to take all the good things that have happened and adopt them. It is time for all of the things we have been restricted from and eliminate them. This is the season of fresh starts, putting yourself out there and realizing your potential. It is a time for healing, excitement for what is to come and presence for what you are putting your heart towards in the now. I have heard from so many of our Aligned Life family that despite having struggled to maintain their healthy behaviors, now is the time to recommit to the life they desire. If you find yourself in this situation, you are not alone and we are here to support you. Thank you for not giving up and for being willing to try again. I believe this is the hallmark of someone who will succeed!
Have a kick ass week everyone!
Dr. Devin Shea, DC