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Founder Friday: Appreciating Holi with Erica Reid


Dear nécessité,

Happy Day sunshine. Happy March. Happy this very moment together. How are you? I know it is March, and the days are like we have on roller skates all day, rolling fast through life. Slow down, and appreciate the moments; there is no race. Ask yourself, “A race for what”? I have been healthy, grateful, busy, and productive! As I get younger and younger and wiser and wiser, I am impressed with what I accomplished in my days. Do you ever feel like such? I am still learning to make the best of the days with the time I am given, as I know and accept that time is a gift.

Create your desires. The power is within from GOD. As you know by now, one thing about me, I love learning. I thrive off learning about people and different cultures. Of course, we are all humans, but we infuse life differently culturally. I admire and appreciate the beauty of life. This brings me to share with you how in recent past years, I learned of the Holi festival. Do you know of it?  Unfortunately, I was never taught about it in my schooling years while being ‘educated.’ I learned more about it through years of building and working on nécessité.

This week, Holi is going on in Indian culture. Have you seen the beautiful and vibrant images? I love looking at all the pictures around this festive moment of celebration. So colorful, and the colors say so much. The energy is joyful from what I always see, and that makes me smile. I learned that this colorful and festive moment celebrates the end of winter as it receives the spring season, amongst other historical moments, and stories of the past are honored and shared. There are many rituals to this festival. The second day of Holi is called Rangwali Holi or Badi Holi. This is when these beautiful colors are applied all over each other. Some use dry colors, which are called abir.

Different parts of India celebrate Holi in their unique way. But, I hear one place that is a must to experience this festival is in Uttar Pradesh. There is special food for this time of celebration, like Gujiya, along with much fun, many smiles, singing, and dancing—such a beautiful and colorful time to embrace more life, family, and friends.

Have you ever been to India during Holi or desire to go? I do. I wish you a lovely celebration if you are celebrating Holi right now. And to me, every day is Women’s day, so Happy Women’s Day today, beautiful one.

You are a nécessité!
Much love and gratitude,
Erica Reid,

Founder of nécessité
Certified Holistic Health Coach
Certified Gut Health
Certified Auricular Therapy (Ear Seeds)
Certified in Plant-Based Nutrition
Certification T.Colin Campbell for Nutrition Studies
Author of The Thriving Child (Parenting)
Author of Shut Up and Cook! (Cookbook)

Erica Reid, Founder of nécessité
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