Life is too short… out with the old, in with the new!

Life is too short… out with the old, in with the new!



In the early Roman calendar, March was the first month of the calendar year. It wasn’t until 450 BC that January and February were added as the first and second months of the year.

So, it is no wonder that the month of March marks a season of “firsts” and new beginnings: the first day of Spring, the vernal equinox, the Full Worm Moon, markedly more mild weather (except here in Oregon where the weather beats to no one’s drum but its own), and the return of Daylight Savings Time!

As Winter storms, and grey skies give way to sunshine, Spring cleaning and glorious blooms, we can’t help but feel the stirrings of new beginnings in our own hearts as well. This month we are committing to giving ourselves permission to step into the new, whether that means getting  that new haircut, calling that new friend, or finally booking that trip that we have been dreaming about for years.

We encourage you to join us in not only embracing the shifting seasons, but also noticing and embracing any internal shifts that are occurring as well. Your mind, body and spirit, having been kept indoors during the Winter months, are now being released to roam freely, taking in and enjoying the sights, sounds and newness of Spring. Here are a few tips for seeing, cultivating gratitude around and fully stepping into the shifts that are occurring externally and internally.

Take inventory of new years goals and where you are in relation to them. Looking back helps you measure how far you have come.

Let things you can’t control go! Do not let the things you cannot control interfere with the things you can control.

Out with the old, in with the new. Life is too short to hold onto negative emotions, unhealthy thought patterns, and behaviors that no longer serve us. Let go of the negative, focus on the positive, and hold space for any goodness and blessings that come your way!

We hope that this month brings you the gift of reinvention and an opportunity to experience beauty in new, never before seen (or noticed) ways!


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