The summer solstice has come, marking the first official day of summer. Hello pitta season! If you've been following me for a while, then you know that summer is my absolutely favorite season. The heat. The sun. The glowing skin. The smell of sunscreen. All the fruit. I mean--everything.
I don't know what it is about summer, but it gets me every time. Maybe because I'm an almost summer baby. But no matter. It's here, and I'm super excited. With that however, we all know there are adjustments we need to make in the kitchen to support the bounty that summer provides for us. Living in harmony with our surroundings and not in disharmony is super important, and is what ayurveda is all about! Here are some tips to get you and your kitchen adjusted.
This past week has taught me. This past week has reconnected me. This past week has shown me. I found hurt. I found love. I found fear. I found resilience. I found terror. I found beauty. But, most of all, I saw divinity.
I was flossing my teeth last night, getting ready for bed. My mind naturally started shifting to thoughts about habits. Flossing, a previously hit-or-miss habit has now naturally become part of my nightly routine. I've read and listened to probably a million different books, podcasts, lecture, videos about the importance of forming a habit. And, honestly I'm totally on board. I think habits are ways for us to do things that are (hopefully) good for us. They create structure to our lives, which is important in ensuring our doshas are in balance.
But, my mind came back to my flossing. It wasn't as though I was attempting to enforce a new habit. It really just naturally felt right.