1. Take a cold midday shower with the lights turned off. After the shower, lotion your entire body.
  2. Burn a fallen green leaf where the moon can see you.
  3. Sweat it out.
  4. Swim in the ocean. Revel in the salt-stickiness of your skin and hair.
  5. Go for a long, loping, easy run. It's simple enough to outpace the syrup-slowness of the heat.
  6. Keep your freezer stocked with your favorite popsicles from childhood.
  7. Wear sunscreen every day.
  8. Take a sun-warmed tomato. Cut it in half and sprinkle with salt and pepper. Give one half to your best friend. If your best friend is not within reach, right to them to tell them you are thinking of them with love.
  9. Arrange crystals around your room to amplify the energies of both you and the sun.
  10. Stand outside in a summer storm. Get soaked through and through. Pray for lightning.
  11. Don't call anyone who doesn't bring joy to your life.
  12. Sing to your plants.