Start Fresh September!

The steadfast love of the Lord never ceases; his mercies never come to an end; they are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. “The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” (Lamentations 3:22-24)

I LOVE new beginnings!  There’s just something about a fresh start that gets me excited!  Growing up, I specifically remember my dad telling me how gracious God is to let each day be a new start!  HE has arranged our lives so that everyday we have a chance to get up and do something we didn’t think we could do the day before.  We can ‘move on’ and make a change.  Just like everyday is a ‘fresh start’, so is every month!

September represents a lot of things for me.  It represents new beginnings and new routines.  Growing up, September meant early mornings, noisy bus rides, cute ‘back to school’ outfits and a new backpack filled with colorful new school supplies.  The new month meant happy reunions with old friends and opportunities to make new ones.  It meant new teachers and new expectations, healthy homemade lunches and smart afternoon snacks.  September means following a new schedule set out specifically for the year in front of me.

Wouldn’t it be great for all of us to think of September as an amazing opportunity for growth and development of healthy habits?  You may not be taking the school bus and packing your lunch for high school anymore, but that doesn’t mean you can’t plan ahead and ‘brown bag it’ for work or look forward to a totally nourishing snack and a brisk walk ‘after school’.

This September, remember that it’s a ‘New Beginning’, a ‘Fresh Start’!!  Learn to find balance and harmony in your diet.  Eat in a way that nourishes your mind, body, soul and spirit.  We are holistic beings and that’s why our approach to eating should be intuitive and holistic as well!

So whether you’re a self proclaimed ‘health guru’ (like myself!) or simply someone seeking a more nourishing and balanced life, make this your ‘Start Fresh September!’  Focus on realistic goals that are achievable and maintainable!  Maybe it’s learning to eat more fresh fruits and veggies, skipping that muffin in the morning, drinking H20 instead of sugary soda, or simply walking more… whatever your goal, NOW is your time to set it and achieve it!  START FRESH!

How about you?!  Do you have any goals this September?  Don’t you just LOVE a good ‘fresh start’?!


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