In Michigan, Winter stubbornly continues to hold court, while spring teases its way to its rightful place, sometimes, giving Winter another go before it settles in. After snow and ice, green leaves, tiny buds with the promise of fragrant bloom, are welcome signs that warmer days, and more sunshine are finally here. When we are in tune with nature, we can also feel this energy of rebirth and restoration, our bodies responding by turning dormant energy into renewed vitality. Spring is our opportunity to plant seeds, both in our gardens as well as in our mental, physical and spiritual bodies. Many of us continue the tradition of spring cleaning, passed down from generations, opening windows, getting rid of clutter, and fastidiously cleaning corners of dust and dirt, while ushering in new energy as we purge the old. Each season is associated with an internal organ, and springtime is ruled by the liver, the largest organ in the body. The liver provides many vital functions in the body, carrying rich blood supply and an important organ for total body metabolism. The liver also processes harmful substances, and a spring cleanse is a great way to assist in its optimal function of this major organ with a intentional detoxification.
Fasting in the colder months can be daunting, but spring encourages us to lighten up and a spring fast can do the trick, especially with the addition of ple