Springtime Boosts for Body, Mind, & Spirit to Welcome Wellness

A year ago, many of us were stirred by despair as global pandemic devastation stretched far, yet uncomfortably near. As we bid goodbye to winter 2021, we can surely see signs of new hope blooming. Delicious springs bubbling over. Fresh colors emerging. Springtime Boosts for Body, Mind, & Spirit to Welcome Wellness are little reminders that life and love are…ALIVE.

Springtime Boosts for Body, Mind, & Spirit to Welcome Wellness

1. Enjoy These Spring Quotes

While I have posted inspirational quotes since this blog’s inception (January of 2010), it did seem that in the past year, we all seemed to lean into them even more.

Beatles inspirational quote song lyric here comes the sun - Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #sunshinequotes #happyquotes #encouragementquotes

Many of us feel we are still just trying to muddle through. And that’s okay! I personally struggle with real problems daily (real in the sense they won’t vanish by throwing money at them).

Spring floral arrangement on my kitchen table with blue hydrangea, blush pink roses, and greenery. Hello Lovely Studio.
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It’s not just chronic health issues that affect me. Life happens. I grow disappointed and cynical far too often. My faith wavers predictably. I’m ever reliant on grace.

Spring quote about growing by Michele Ranard on Hello Lovely Studio. #blooming #springquotes #growingquotes #personalgrowthquotes #naturequotes

In EVERY season, my heart longs to echo soothing consolation right here for you and for me. But Spring? SPRING is especially pregnant with promise, oui?

How might I bring its fragrance to winter weary souls arriving to this little pocket of peace?

Laura Ingalls Wilder inspirational spring quote on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #oldfashioned #lauraingalls #lauraingallswilder

Imposter Syndrome is Alive and Well

Self-doubt kicks in. I’m awfully imperfect. My thoughts are too scattered, my humor is one-off, and my confidence? Surprisingly low, considering the number of writers and creatives in our midst who are far more talented. Plus, I’m under-credentialed, over-sensitive…

My French courtyard garden with pea gravel, bench, and pink flowers - Hello Lovely Studio.

So while I don’t know much at all and hold more paradoxes than answers, these Spring offerings inspired by nature’s wisdom, are shared in a humble spirit of peace and unknowing.

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2. Springtime Boost: Walk & Be Changed

If you are physically able to walk, it’s time to make this a priority. It will change: your muscle tone, your mood, your outlook, your prognosis, your blood pressure, your attitude, and MORE.

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My walking buddy moved away a couple of years back so my walks are often lonely, but no less life-changing. If you walk alone, listen to music or that podcast you have been meaning to check out. I love On Being With Krista Tippett.

If you are unfamiliar with the work of poet, theologian, and healer Pádraig Ó Tuama, you are in for a treat! Need a pair of SPRING FEVER SPLURGE-A-LICIOUS sneakers that would inspire anyone?

Encouraging spring quote from Lilly Pulitzer on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #encouragement #naturequotes

3. Combine Prayer & Walking

Being outside in nature helps most of us better get out of our heads and into our hearts so hopefully we’ll all have opportunities to combine it with heart healthy movement. Here’s a sweet piece on the topic.

Inspirational quote about life, journey, and change by Mimi Novic on Hello Lovely Studio. #changequotes #naturequotes #inspirationalquotes

4. Springtime Boost: Carve Out a Zen Space Outdoors

While I could more easily help you pick out a patio dining set than demonstrate yoga postures or give you advice for your rose gardens, I’m here to reassure you simple, thoughtful gestures make a difference.

French formal gardens and courtyard with pea gravel - see more of this Stunning French Château Near St-Rémy-de-Provence by Haven In. #frenchgarden #frenchcourtyard #frenchchateau
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Do you have a sunny area where a simple plant, chair, and perch for a drink can go? Is there a place somewhere outside with a pretty view where you could meditate or spend 10 minutes stretching daily?

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in Domi babydoll pajamas.

5. Make Laughter Medicine a Daily Priority

Do you have a friend who totally gets your sense of humor? Make a pact to text each other a funny meme or anecdote each day.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in Hawaii with coral Tabitha dress from Anthropologie.

Since you’ll be held accountable to share and not just receive, It will force you to seek silly, whimsical content.

Inspirational quote to encourage and uplift on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #encouragement #quotes

6. Self-Care Soak in the Tub: Two Possibilities

If you have a bathtub, make an appointment with yourself for a meditative, calm, quiet soak to soothe your muscles, soften skin, and put on a new mind.

Rilke quote about blooming and spring time on Hello Lovely Studio. #bloomingquote #naturequotes #springquotes #whimsicalquotes

Sometimes a shower or long soak in the tub can work wonders. Here’s a lovely oil with a subtle scent infused with Rosemary and Bergamot. You can even gently massage this into your scalp.

Clawfoot tub, French chair, and stripe Turkish towels in white French country bathroom by Hello Lovely Studio. #bathroomdesign #frenchcountry #hellolovelystudio #clawfoottub #plantationshutters #whitebathroom #frenchbathroom #vintagestyle
I recently learned my vintage petite tub is called a ‘maid’s tub!’

If you don’t have a tub or are short on time, give your sweet little feet a bubble bath with the help of a large basin or bowl. Close your eyes and let go of the day’s disappointments and tomorrow’s worries. Use the time for prayer or meditation.

Don’t be in a hurry during or after. AVEDA’s Foot Relief (above) is my choice almost every night before bed.

Inspiring nature quote on Hello Lovely Studio by Lao Tze. #springquotes #naturequotes #slowlivingquotes #zenquotes #serenequotes

7. Be More Intentional About Awakening to the Present Moment

Here’s a proactive way to cease worrying and become fully present:

Inspirational quote about new beginnings by Josiyah Martin on Hello Lovely Studio. #encouragementquotes #magicquotes #springquotes #hopequotes

8. Get Invested in New Growth

It doesn’t have to be a complicated, raised bed vegetable garden or a rescue kitten, but welcome the joy of growth into your life this Spring. A few succulents or a little pot of rosemary near the kitchen window will do. Look around at the gardeners and animal lovers in your life and notice how their “chores” keep them centered in life-giving pursuits.

Audrey Hepburn quote about hope, gardens, and tomorrow on Hello Lovely Studio. #gardeningquotes #audreyhepburnquotes #springquotes #hopequotes #optimismquotes #encouragement

9. Get Those Lovely Hands Creating Beauty

Did the watercolor by Jeanne at the start of this post make your heart sing with its vibrancy? Maybe it’s time to try watercolor painting or take a ceramics class. Here’s a place to start:

Ever wanted to learn to upholster? Here’s a book by Amanda Brown or you can take her online course and learn to make an upholstered headboard.

Sam Cookie inspirational quote song lyric about springtime on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #inspirationalquotes #samcooke #encouragementquote #hopequotes #happyquotes

10. Add One Super Green to Your Diet

Not only is it difficult to overhaul your whole diet, it can be unwise to do so. So start with just one new plant. Mine is spinach. I buy the big quantity of fresh organic baby spinach and work it into my plate every single day. It’s not hard to do! Why spinach? I want to do everything to prevent macular degeneration which runs in my family.

Colorful fruits and vegetables from the Farmer's market - Hello Lovely Studio. #farmersmaket

Spinach may be just the ticket for keeping my eye tissue healthy. About 20 years ago, I took care of my mama after her surgery to repair a macular hole in her eye. She had to be face down for two weeks in order for the eye to heal properly. That meant being seated in a massage chair with head down in the face rest during the day and sleeping on her tummy at night with the face rest off the bed at night.

Colorful fruits and vegetables from the Farmer's market - Hello Lovely Studio. #farmersmaket

What can we eat to boost our immunity? See THIS. In this helpful article about enhancing your immune system, we’re encouraged: “Don’t worry about measuring exact amounts of produce. Just fill at least half your plate at each meal with colorful vegetables and fruits. Or, eat a pile of produce the size of your head each day.”

These plates are calling my francophile name!

Spring inspirational quote about flowers and seeds on Hello Lovely Studio by John Harrigan. #flowerquotes #naturequotes #happinessquotes #encouragementquotes #springquotes

11. Give Your Skin a Boost Too

Are there lots of weather changes where you live? I am definitely feeling them here. Changes in humidity and seasonal conditions with spring often mean our needs change. To streamline my routine at night, I now use one product to remove makeup and cleanse. I learned about it from a vlogger I have come to trust, and now I see why she loves it:

Still saving my pennies before splurging on this highly regarded potion which is another way to pare down all the skincare since it is a serum/moisturizer/activator for one and done effectiveness!

Skin is an organ, and skincare regimens are not just for high maintenance types; babying your skin can become a beautiful self-kindness and self-care practice.

Kobayashi Issa quote about cherry blossoms on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #cherryblossoms #wonderquotes #inspirationalquotes

12. Subscribe to MILIEU

Why subscribe? Because each issue over-delivers, and you will feel beyond spoiled with the beauty shared! Have you seen the cover (above) of the spring issue? Mercy! And wait until you see the home of Nashville designer Robin Rains with architecture by Jeffrey Dungan!

Peeks inside Milieu Spring 2021 issue - Hello Lovely Studio
Robin Williams quote about spring on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #naturequotes #robinwilliams

13. Collect Inspiring Ideas for Spring & Summer

You can begin here in my archives (see that “archives” tap at the top…click away!) or go directly to my Pinterest and maybe create a new SPRING related board.

French Tolix style chair with grainsack pillow and farmhouse galvanized buckets on my front porch - Hello Lovely Studio.
My French country courtyard with stone walls, pink flowers, and French farmhouse decor - Hello Lovely Studio.
Inspirational quote about courage on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #quotes #couragequotes #encouragementquote
French country courtyard with beautiful bench, blue blooms, and stone wall - Hello Lovely Studio.

14. Think Spring Apparel Finds

I admire the offerings at J. Crew, Nordstrom Rack (check out their activewear and don’t forget about Lululemon for accessories), and even H&M for a number of lovely finds.

Pablo Neruda quote about spring and flowers on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #flowerquotes #pabloneruda #lovequotes #encouragementquotes
Spring inspirational quote by Shelley on Hello Lovely Studio. #springquotes #winterquotes #encouragementquotes #shelleyquotes

And I love BLISSFUL LINEN everything from HERE and HERE.

15. Try New Recipes

I just cracked open a lovely new cookbook with yummy recipes that won’t heat up the kitchen. While there are plenty of comfort food books out there with heavy casseroles to make, this one gets us psyched for summer when it always seems impossible to come up with dinner ideas.

Michele of Hello Lovely Studio in swimsuit and floppy hat.
Photo: Melissa James Studio
Spring quote about blooming by Michele Ranard on Hello Lovely Studio. #blooming #springquotes #lovequotes #romancequotes #naturequotes

16. A Wee Mood Boost

It’s always fun to try a new lipstick, but AVEDA’s feed my lips is the one to which I always return:

Michele in Domi pajamas - Hello Lovely Studio.

17. SPEND an Afternoon

Just decide to give yourself the afternoon off to park yourself on a bench to read a book, head to a park or garden to snap photos, go for a drive with the windows down and nostalgic music turned up, or do nothing at all…but spend it.

Pea gravel, boxwood, and bench with French farmhouse pillows in French country courtyard - Hello Lovely Studio.
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French courtyard with pink potted flowers, pea gravel, boxwood, and light grey bench - Hello Lovely Studio.
Michele of Hello Lovely Studio.
Beautiful and inspiring quote about kindness on Hello Lovely Studio. #inspirationalquote #kindnessquote #quotes

18. Fake a Tan

If you’re after bronze goddess factor and a faux summery bronze way before May’s flowers, I personally love these sweet scores:

19. It Boosts More Than Beauty

Do you REALLY need the nudge from me to treat yourself to extra minutes of sleep to undo the day’s damaging stress, boost collagen production and immune function, minimize the cortisol levels, improve your mood, and heal any number of hurts?

Serene white French Nordic bedroom with Stikwood (Hamptons) wood plank statement wall - Hello Lovely Studio. #bedroom #NordicFrench #whitedecor #stikwood

Still Hooked On This Dreamy Pillow!

I also like this one!

Sleep in when you are able. Retire earlier than you normally do. Unplug from media and dream of spring tulips…

Peace to you right where you are.

-michele

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10 Comments

  1. Carole
    March 16, 2020 / 11:53 am

    We are living in a perilous time. Many voices are coming at us offering their solutions to problems we sometimes didn’t even know we had. It’s easy to become weary and wary, not knowing who or what to believe. We need to question if the advice or reassuring message is coming from God or someone or something we have made into a god. Be kind and also be vigilant and wise. Our discernment is crucial.

    • Michele
      Author
      March 16, 2020 / 5:00 pm

      Thank you for this reminder, Carole. I had a particularly hard day yesterday and felt better after getting rest. I’m thankful for so many little things in light of the uncertainty globally. Sending you peace and gentleness to smooth any rough spots as we navigate this foreign territory. God is so good.

  2. Kathy Walsh
    March 16, 2020 / 7:47 pm

    Thank you, Michele. While I am a homebody, it is difficult when the choice to come and go is somewhat taken away. We need to guard our own health and take care not to endanger our neighbors. The media is filled with stories of arguments and hoarding. But I have seen just as many stories locally of neighbor reaching out to neighbor. I love the way the Italians are reaching out with music. We are all in the palm of His hand! Our very hairs are counted! Sending love! Stay well!

    • Michele
      Author
      March 16, 2020 / 8:22 pm

      Thank you so much for the love, Kathy. I hope to stay well, but I am no stranger to suffering. My heart goes out to the vulnerable. Peace to you, friend.

  3. sara
    September 1, 2020 / 11:32 pm

    Everyone is talking about “how to boost your immune system at home”, Right now boosting our immunity is like a call to action Do we really know what immunity is?

    • Michele
      Author
      September 2, 2020 / 10:36 am

      Well it’s relatively easy to get educated with resources online these days! Thanks for visiting.

  4. Amy
    March 26, 2021 / 12:15 pm

    This post was a real encouragement to me the day I read it as I really needed some encouragement that day. Love each & every tip you gave and am planning on trying all of them over time! Used chopped spinach for the past two days on top of my meals & plan to use the whole container up BEFORE it goes bad! Haha! The products you highlighted I’m interested in trying when I run out of what I already have. So thanks for every word in this post…it really ministered! 😁

    • Michele
      Author
      March 26, 2021 / 4:12 pm

      You’re so lovely. That is all. xox

  5. Carol
    June 28, 2021 / 7:21 pm

    Your blog is a favorite – If I haven’t read it in awhile I find you. So talented – it must come naturaly and is so refreshing in your rich posts.

    • Michele
      Author
      June 28, 2021 / 7:55 pm

      THANK YOU SO MUCH!!! I am so happy to have you here and so honored when anyone takes the time to leave a comment. I know it’s time consuming and frustrating at times so it means so much. xox

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