Summer: A Love Story

photos via Food: A Love Story

In my google travels this morning, I stumbled upon the delightful blog Food: A Love Story.  Based in the principles of Ayurveda, the blog has a whole section explaining how to maximize seasonal energy for optimal health.  About summer, Laura writes:

Because Pitta, or excess heat, burns, causing depletion and deterioration, Ayurveda intelligently suggests that we calm and cool ourselves in the summer.  The best way we can do this is to decelerate.  This is certainly the time, as age-old tradition has it, for holidays and shorter work weeks.  It is the season, too, to really stop and smell the roses.

I have been feeling this way big time.  For me the urge to slow down manifests itself as a desire to simplify everything: meals, workouts, commitments.  (Remember last summer we did the Simple Summer Strip Down???)  How do you slow down for summer??  Do you take longer vacations??  Weekend beach trips??  Do you relax in the evening with a glass of Pinot Grigio while watching the sunset??  Hop on over to the Happy Healthy Belly Facebook page and share your summer rituals!  

-♥ J :)

P.S.  Don't you wish we had the whole month of August off the way they do in Italy??
P.P.S.  Will definitely be trying Laura's Avocado Dressing.
P.P.P.S.  Speaking of simplification...
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