I’m sitting outside on a crisp morning with a blanket, drinking youthberry tea while typing to you.

It’s the first day of fall – the Autumn Equinox. 

A day that can easily be seen as just another day or one where you can choose to infuse with appreciation, tradition, and a dose of magic.

Today there will be equal daylight as there is darkness and each day moving forward until the winter solstice the days will be darker and darker. I’m a sun seeker so less daylight used to make me sad until I adopted honoring the wisdom of each season.

Fall is a call for us to slow down and cozy up. The equinox is a reminder to balance out work and play or other areas that are out of alignment.

Minus the shorter days, I love fall. The colorful leaves, relief from the NC heat and humidity, football season (go Bucks!), soup, and bonfires.

The energy of fall is similar to the luteal phase of your cycle or the waning moon. The ‘back to school’ energy of planning, organizing, and adjusting to new routines. There is also a desire to get back down to business and structure after the fluidity and outward energy of summer. To tie up loose ends and complete tasks in order to create space with the hope of doing less.
Odds are you power through your days regardless of the seasons without much thought about how they impact you energetically, physically, and emotionally.

If you crave more connection, meaning, and peace in your life, you’re in the right place.

Acknowledging and celebrating the change of a season makes the mundane feel sacred. You’re a sacred being and your life is sacred. Your 80 year-old-self wants you to enjoy your beautiful life.

9 Ways to Roll Out the Red Carpet for Fall

  1. Light a candle and set an intention for the season
  2. Decorate the house – a simple pumpkin or go all out  
  3. Make butternut squash soup or chili
  4. Spend time outside admiring the beautiful leaves
  5. Practice sama vritti – equal part breath. Breath in 5 counts and out 5 counts and repeat for 5 minutes
  6. Drink tea or hot apple cider
  7. Bake pumpkin bread
  8. Buy mums or fall-colored flowers
  9. Reflect on how you can slow down, do less, and be more aligned to your priorities this season

Even if it’s 5 minutes, do something to welcome fall today and notice how it makes you feel.

I’d love to know which of these ‘ways to welcome fall’ I shared you’re going to test out or if you have your own way to welcome fall. Email me let me know!

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