Happy Easter! Easter is a time of rebirth and new life. In addition to the religious aspects of Easter, most people like the idea of celebrating spring as a time of growth, fresh opportunity, and an end of winter. (Chocolate bunnies and those malted-speckled eggs are great too.) It is easy to fall into the routines of our daily lives. We are comfortable with our routines. There is a regular rhythm in our habits. But when does a routine turn into a rut? As we look forward to the progress of the new season, it might be fun to try new things as a way of growing in this season. Try to do something new, if not every day, maybe make a point to try something new once a week. New experiences help us breakout of our groove (Yes, I used the word groove) and are just plain fun. Some ideas: 1) Try completely different food – a Moroccan restaurant, Thai Panang, or Korean BBQ 2) Take a class that interests you 3) Walk someone else’s dog 4) Participate in different exercise class, such as a Nia or Zumba class 5) Sign up to support a new fundraiser 6) Watch an episode of the History channel on a completely foreign topic 7) Plant some herbs 8) Help your cells regenerate – for a whole day, eat just fruits and vegetables 9) Further help your cellular development by getting a great night’s sleep 10) Clean out a closet and donate what you don’t use 11) Wash the car! Or surprise someone else by cleaning their car 12) Try a local brewery’s beer 13) Try a different wine 14) Drive a new road 15) Put a different assortment of toppings on your next pizza 16) Babysit someone else’s kids 17) Open a cookbook at random and try whatever page you see 18) Listen to your kids’ music What are your ideas for new experiences this spring? Let us know by leaving a comment!