Welcoming Love, Light, and Rebirth
Happy Spring from United Breast Cancer Foundation! With this new season comes new opportunities for light, love and healing. Here are some tips to welcoming the spirit and warmth of spring into your life.
The home can be hugely influential on one’s attitude and mindset. Try switching out simple things like pillows and throw blankets with more colorful options. Or switching out flower vases or fruit bowls to add a pop of color into something you might be seeing and using everyday. With warmer weather here, don’t forget to let the outside in. That’s right! Open your blinds, open your windows, and enjoy the warm breezes and outside scenery.
Try some spring recipes. One of our personal favorites is Minimalist Baker’s Lemon Arugula Salad with crispy shallot. Here shallots are coated in flour, salt and pepper, and then fried until crispy. This is put over a bed of arugula and paired with a lemon vinaigrette and parmesan cheese for a balanced and nutritious springtime meal, yum!
Get active! Now that the weather is warming up, take walks and runs to appreciate all the flowers in bloom. Try new hikes and find places that bring you peace. Whether it’s meditation, yoga, or cardio, finding new places to complete exercise and mindfulness can aid in your progress.
Reflect and set intentions for what you hope to leave behind in winter and bring with you into spring. By taking time to write down or think about what you would like to change and where you aim to be, you can be more intentional when moving forward.
Lastly, clean out the old! Take time to clean around the house and get rid of things that are no longer used or things that feel draining. This can provide you with space for new items that provide feelings of peace and growth. While doing your spring cleaning, you can turn your discards into support for breast cancer patients and survivors! United Breast Cancer Foundation has a program focused on household donations in New York, New Jersey, and Connecticut where you can donate clothing, accessories, shoes, household goods such as kitchenware, bedding and linens, electronics, paintings, jewelry, toys, and more.
To learn more about UBCF, visit ubcf.org