Hope everyone is enjoying the fruits of spring. For a long time I've had inspiration with these beautiful yellow flowers that bloom every year in Seattle. Last year, I found this never-worn vintage skirt, and thought it would look beautiful standing in front of the yellow blooms.
The contrast of the colors, and the flowy-ness of the skirt reminded me of the season where it snows petals. I had to wait until 2020 to photograph these flowers, and during coronavirus I found a whole new world of inspiration to boost immunity and health.
I bought a pineapple from the store in early April with hopes to consume it as part of boosting my gut health. Once I sliced into the pineapple I noticed it was rotten inside with what looked like dirty or infectious lungs.
As seen in the photo above, it is not a pretty picture. To reduce food waste, I decided to juice the parts of the pineapple that were usable.
The flown-ness and contrast of the skirt inspired me to create a juice that is helpful for gut and immunity during this time. It's as if we need to go with the flow, but be grounded and stable enough to appreciate our health so were not blowing in the wind like the petals once they leave the tree.
This alongside with a four pack of yellow 1970's Vera retro napkins, I decided to make a juice to aide immunity and gut health. Research has shown the virus has also affected the gut, or some symptoms have started with gut issues and eventually leading to respiratory problems.
The vibrancy of the flowers for me represented the need to blossom, specifically in immunity. These vintage Vera napkins are available on Etsy account, The Elizabethan Closet.
The goal here is to incorporate color for our physical, spiritual and emotional wellbeing. The wheel of wellness like nature, is colorful and vibrant and we must use our emotional intelligence to figure out where life is working, or not. Stay healthy and safe my friends!
Fresh Pineapple Citrus Juice
2 cups of chopped pineapple
1/2 fresh orange (left skin on)
1 sliced lemon
Run the pineapple and the orange into the juicing machine. Squeeze the lemon juice into the juice and mix. Enjoy immediately!
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Elizabeth Rae Kovar M.A. is Author of her memoir, Finding Om and is a Fitness Trainer, Yogi, Reiki Master, Presenter and Lover of Life. To view her portfolio please visit www.elizabethkovar.com