Transition to Fall

 

My son started school and now suddenly I have more time… Well, not really as I still have the 8 month old at home. Transition into Fall has been much on my mind long before Fall started. So, wanted to share some thoughts on easing into Fall. Many a times, writing it down is often a reminder for me as much as sharing info with you all..

  1. Stillness / Meditation / Prayers – If you have not tried sitting in stillness and connecting with mediateBlogyourself/ Divine / Universe  ( what ever resonates) do it. There is so much power when you sit in that space. If you are new to meditation – Head Space app is a good one to use. This often helps to be an anchor when there is chaos.
  2. Food – I am a big advocate of eating everything fresh, grass fed or free range if you are a meat eater, from local farms if you can. Fall time is really crucial in eating seasonal produce + herbs and spices. Also, eating mindfully can be very helpful in general as it helps connect you to your body
  3. Journaling – I think journaling can declutter your brain. I also love just putting 3-5 things in my to-do list for the next day before I go to bed to help with not adding too many things to my plate. Also, it sets me up for success.
  4. Essential Oils – Using essential oils like Grounding, Frankincense, Pine, Cedarwood can be very useful in this time of transition.What are you go to’s for helping with this transition to Fall…

Fall

When I stepped out of the house today to drop my son off at school, I could smell Fall in the air. Having grown up in India and having spent most of my adult life in San Francisco, I never experienced the different seasons till we moved to New England. I have learned to appreciate the four seasons here, with each feeling like the beginning of a new chapter.

Fall, to me represents an internal slowing down amidst the business of life. Most people get very busy in the Fall with school, work etc. It is also a time for reflection, not like the deep reflection that happens in Winter, but the kind where you start to look at your goals, what you want to do your life. At least that is what I am currently doing.

Personally, I love Fall. It is so beautiful, it is cool after the hot summer. Don’t get me wrong, I LOVE summer, but there is something magical about Fall. I am excited to share this Fall with my son. Last year he was too young. I can’t wait to show him the leaves as they turn color. There is so much happening and yet there is the beginnings of stillness simultaneously as we approach winter.

This Fall, I am excited to try this recipe that I found. I am planning on making this for the participants at the  ‘Make & Take ‘ Class that I am hosting next week.Pumpkin-Creamer

 

It has all the flavors that symbolize Fall for me.  Cinnamon Bark is one of those yummy smelling oils & it is so good for you. It supports the circulatory system, boosts immunity, muscular skeletal system, oral health and much more.

Everyone knows about Clove. Clove EO is a wonderful support of oral health, builds immunity and has a high antioxidant component to it.  Love the smell of Clove.

Ginger and Indian probably go hand in hand. Ginger EO is often used for soothing, comforting and balancing the digestive system.

If you do happen to try this recipe before I do, please do tell me about your experience….Happy Fall where ever you are.