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…

Good Night!!

Often people have asked me about my son sleeping 11 – 12 hours a night. Yes, touch wood, he does that pretty much every night unless sick. So, here is my little secret and of course it has to do with essential oils, right!!!

I diffuse any of the oils that effect relaxation – Valor, Lavender, or Cedarwood. Many people love and swear by Peace & Calm, but it has had the opposite effect on my little guy. It makes him more alert. If needed, I might apply a couple of drops of one of these on his big toes on his foot.

I have also made a lotion that I often use on my husband and I and sometimes on my little guy. Here is the recipe..

Sleepcream-New Version

3/4  cup of coconut oil (optional – whipped up for a creamy consistency)
8 Drops of Lavender
8 Drops of Cedarwood
8 Drops of Valor or Peace & Calm or both.