DEBBIE LASH HEALTH COACH & YOGA TEACHER SHARES HER HIGH-VIBE!
June is my favourite month of the year because for those of us that live in the Northern Hemisphere, we are officially at the beginning of summer, and so finally our days are longer than our nights. Physically we are experiencing more *light* and since the beginning of time, our ancestors have marked this period with ritual and celebration called The Summer Solstice.
It is a time of celebrating the fullness of life and taking the time to raise our energy to regenerate abundance and manifest our dreams.
It’s a wonderful time to come together as a collective to not only honor our dependence on the physical Sun but also honor the spiritual fire within each and every one of us. You can do this with a summer fire, play drums, dance and if you want to get more ritualistic gather some fresh herbs like Lavender and throw them into the fire with your deepest intentions.
Also coinciding on June 21st is International Yoga Day. Yoga changed my life, in fact, I couldn’t actually imagine my life without it as it keeps me grounded and supports me mentally, emotionally, physically and spiritually.
This year I felt compelled to honor this very special day with a one-day retreat called ‘The Self-Care Affair’. I have collaborated with LJ’s Ratxo Eco Luxury Retreat, where I offer a mindfulness morning of Breath Work, Vinyasa Flow & Guided Meditation in the surrounds of the deep vortex of Puigpunyent. A heavenly 2-course lunch alfresco style will be served with the afternoon options to be poolside or have treatments in the spa. Who doesn’t need a day of making themselves a priority? If you would like to join please connect with me via my social media handles below.
So summer is officially here; for me lots of things change and the first noticeable shift is switching up my diet so that I continue eating seasonally. Fruit & veg that are grown and consumed during their appropriate seasons are more nutritionally dense and taste better too, not forgetting that they are better for the environment and easier on your wallet.
Here is a general list of summer fruits and vegetables to inspire you to create meals with these ingredients. Cooking with whole ingredients will help you lose weight and feel better.
- Watermelon and other melons
- Leafy greens
- Sweet Potatoes
LOOKING FOR A NEW SUMMER SALAD?
Strawberry & Feta Salad is currently one of my favourite summer salads. I love the combination of the sweet, salty and tangy flavours, plus it’s super quick and easy to prepare and is always a crowd pleaser.
- 1 tablespoon honey
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- ¼ cup raspberry vinegar
- 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
- ½ fresh squeezed lime
- 1 cup olive or avocado oil
- 1 head romaine lettuce, torn
- 1 pint fresh strawberries, sliced
- 1 cup crumbled feta cheese
In a skillet or pan over medium-high heat, cook the almonds, stirring frequently, until lightly toasted. Remove from heat, and set aside.
In a jar, prepare the dressing by adding ingredients together the garlic, honey, Dijon mustard, raspberry vinegar, balsamic vinegar, honey, fresh lime and oilive oil, shake well.
In a large bowl, toss together the toasted almonds, romaine lettuce, strawberries, and feta cheese. Cover with the dressing mixture, and toss to serve.
I am not a fan of giving my kids flavoured drinks or sodas but I am very happy to whip them up a delicious smoothie instead. Working with seasonal fruits this refreshing watermelon & strawberry smoothie is hydrating and perfect for anytime of the day or night. I’m not going to lie; it also makes an excellent margarita base for sun-downers
- 4cups watermelon, diced, seedless
- 4 cups strawberries, fresh or frozen
- 2tablespoons lime juice
- 6 large mint leaves, fresh
- BLEND UNTIL SMOOTH, about 30 seconds to 1 minute
Note: If you’re using fresh strawberries, add 3-4 cups of ice and blend until thickened.
Lastly, when it comes to exercise ….. Do what you love …. otherwise its just torture. And in case you love Yoga, you can find me teaching here in Mallorca at Earth Yoga, the largest & best International Studio on the island. This is my weekly schedule but do check their website www.earthyoga.es
- Tuesday 00 Santa Catalina
- Thursday 30 Santa Catalina
- Friday 45 Portals
- Saturday 10.00 Portals
If you would like to book me for a private or corporate event or want to speak to me about a health concern, then you can connect with me via my social media handles:
Photos of me by photographer Joe Curtin