Spring is in the Air!

Spring is an amazing time of year. It is a season that is very important to me because I was born in the Spring. When I think of Spring, I think of the following words: rebirth, renew, refresh, and reset. This week I will offer a few words that will help you make the best of this season as it relates to your mental, physical, spiritual, and emotional well-being.

Rebirth (Spiritual health): Spring is a reminder that we are infinite beings. No one, and nothing, ever dies. Winter is a season of sleep and rest. It is a time of stillness and contemplation. The trees that are grey and barren in the snowy season are still sustaining life within them. The Winter is a time to explore life within. It is during the Spring season that we witness the leaves and flowers return to the branches of the trees. The tree stands bright and green again. It blooms and begins spreading seeds to ensure its continuation on earth. Like the tree, Spring offers us a time to start new projects, sew new seeds and come forth with new ideas. Expand! This is a season to grow.

Renew (Emotional Health): Psalm 51:10 reads, "Create in me a clean heart, O God, And renew a steadfast spirit within me." Emotional renewal is important.  During this Spring season, clean your heart. Who do you need to forgive? What are you holding on to that is slowing you down? Are you still feeling guilty? Have you not released the shame of the past? Are you still holding on to a relationship that is over? This is a wonderful time to decide to feel better. Set your intentions toward positive emotions. Choose JOY! 

Refresh (Physical Health): Spring cleaning is an important part of this season. During the Winter months the dust settles in our homes and often in our minds. Spring presents a time to open the windows and replace the heavy air of Winter with the lightness of Spring. We need to refresh! This is a time to move things around. I encourage you to brighten the colors in your home. Change your linens, give away old clothes, and plant flowers. A welcoming environment is key to physical well-being. When you finish all the cleaning and reorganizing, go for a walk. This is a wonderful season to be outdoors!

Reset (Mental Health): Jean Baptiste Molière said, "The mind has great influence over the body and maladies often have their origin there." He is right. Well-being begins in the mind. I often do workshops that explore mindfulness. I begin by discussing the difference between the mind and the brain. I can best describe the brain as the hardware and the mind as the software. Our brains download patterns, memories, language...stuff we use unconsciously. The mind is consciousness, it stores emotions and thoughts. We can use our minds to respond to our brains. The brain might think, "You're not enough" (perhaps that was a program downloaded in childhood) but the mind can recognize that thought and respond by saying, "You are enough and I love you" (that is the software, a new program being downloaded). Reset your programs this season. What faulty downloads do you need to release? Choose to think well of yourself and others this season. Heal your mind!

B. Well: Live Consciously is prepared to help you succeed in this season. It is a great time to begin individual or group coaching as you prepare to soar this summer. We offer excellent coaching and facilitation services. We'd be honored to serve you!

Spring Forward,

Dr. Adrianne R. Pinkney,
Integrative Wellness and Life Coach

Adrianne Pinkney

B. Well: Live Consciously , 227 W. 4th St. Charlotte NC 28202

As an Integrative Wellness and Life coach I support clients in healing core issues and negative patterns while empowering them to change their life with effective tools, techniques, and specific action plans. Utilizing a combination of modalities, fields and techniques, or inclusive approaches to empowering, I offer clients the tools to self-heal, overcome and grow toward wholeness, harmony or balance in the entire person: mental, emotional physical, and spiritual. Successful clients gain freedom from the past and overcome habits and patterns that block fulfillment in all areas of their lives.