get your toes wet

How to make summer rich and lasting

Summer can be over in the blink of an eye.
Here are a few tips to make the most of the days between Canada Day and Labour Day!

  • Get your toes wet: At the beach, in a stream… even spritz them on your high-rise balcony.
    Cool fresh water revitalizes your energy and wakes you up to the present moment. Besides it feels good on a hot day.
  • Spend time in nature.
    Sights and sounds (listen to those birds!) are very different from the winter months. Don’t miss ’em!
  • Eat the food of the season: Apricots, plums, peaches. And yes, corn on the cob.
    Freeze those berries for the winter months when you are craving a taste of summer.
  • Unplug (no kidding)
    I don’t need to explain this one.
  • Watch the sun rise or set.
    An attitude of gratitude will sink in with the moment the sun and horizon kiss. (Have you read the inside of our Oracle reusable shopping bags?)
  • Stop and smell the flowers. Really, there are loads to choose from. Take a sec and do it. Mindfully…
    Just like the birds – these are here for a short show, so get yer noses to roses.
  • Be a tourist in your own town.
    Use your ‘visitor eyes’ to appreciate your own backyard. Go to attractions early or late to avoid the line-ups and keep your happy on.
  • Eat your meals outside when ya can.
    I try and do all 3 meals outside, even if it’s just on my porch (usually).
  • Find some shade and chill at least an hour a day. Be lazy.
    Taking down time is culturally acceptable in most countries – but seems to make us feel guilty. Look up ‘Siesta’ on Google and give yourself permission.
  • Do outdoor projects instead of indoor ones.
  • Watch for falling stars.
    Do this if you want to feel the total awe of creation.
  • Get out on the water … seriously … this is the best. Just do it.

Live in joy,