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Vitamin D and Home

Updated: May 7, 2021

Today we're all about light. In Feng Shui, summer is about the element of fire, best represented by the sun.

When I think of summer, I think of being outdoors, enjoying the warm, sunny days, taking a pleasant long stroll in a park, or walking near someplace green. Summer is synonymous with being outdoors and active, whether walking, running, biking, roller-blading, or going to the beach, river or lakefront, having cookouts, taking a day or weekend getaway to someplace in nature, and enjoying the day from morning to night.

This summer, because of COVID-19 and needing to stay home and curtail our time outside and travel, many of us are not getting out like we usually do, and our health is being impacted. For instance, we are not getting our proper dosage of Vitamin D. Why is this important?

Our bodies need Vitamin D for bone growth, and if we are not getting enough, our bones can become brittle. Vitamin D prevents rickets in children and the softening of bones of adults and helps prevent osteoporosis in older adults. I am down with that.

The National Institutes of Health recommends "approximately 5-30 minutes of sun exposure between 10 a.m. and 3 p.m. at least twice a week to the face, arms, legs, or back without sunscreen usually lead to sufficient vitamin D synthesis."

If you have a local park or someplace outside you can safely go and sit for 5-30 minutes twice a week, not only will you be getting your Vitamin D but you will be connecting with nature, the earth, the trees and flowers, and getting fresh air. I don't know about you, but I find I feel so much better. More peaceful and at ease.

Or if you have a sunny doorstep or window, you can sit there and take a few minutes to put your face in the sun and take in the warmth and Vitamin D. It feels so good!

In Feng Shui, our body is the most important home to care of. Light is essential to increase our energy or chi, and an overall sense of well-being. And like Vitamin D, the sun is the best source of light not only for our body but also for our mind.

Everyday Feng Shui. It's all right here. I would love to hear from you and how you are taking care of your light and well-being.

With love and blessings, Kate

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