"Just as the eyesight of a snake becomes less acute when it's about to shed its skin, our perception tends to narrow when we resist needed change."
- Alberto Villoldo, Ph.D.
Hello lovely people--
The wheels always seem to be in motion in one way or another. I've been working on creating a new website (something I have put off for a long time, mostly because I'm either with my clients or finding ways to savor the time away from my business and actually be in my life.....and because creating new business "stuff" is not always an easy peasy thing for me). I'm developing programs and finding better ways to help you. It's been awhile since I said hello!
So HELLO! I would love to hear how you are doing, so hit reply and let me know what's been going on in your life. What's been challenging for you lately? Tell me about your marvelous accomplishments, I KNOW you have been doing amazing things in your life and I want to hear about them.
On another note, this month of October has historically been full of a lot of upheaval and loss. With loss always comes great gains and growth for me. I've noticed a lot more tension in my body as I try to grip onto things that are slipping away and that doesn't feel good, right? Can you relate? I am aware of this happening so I am pulling out the self care routines when and where I can (sometimes that's literally for only a minute or two of stretching, a short meditation) that help to ground me and release what is not making me feel great.
October for me has always been about change blowing in. Leaves are falling, cider is brewing, and my favorite fall colors have entered my wardrobe (I don't even know what that means but it sounds good right??). I hope you're enjoying the fresh, crisp, fall air as much as I am, though I must admit I do go through a last phase of summer exit where I literally feel like I'm gripping on-- denying the inevitable, and then I'm like 'ok, ok, I surrender, I get it, stop clinging on to what's leaving!' So, now I'm totally embracing it, what choice do we have with these changes?
And as the warmer season leaves us (at least here on the east coast) we can have a tendency to sink into lethargy sometimes. What steps are you taking to make sure that this doesn't happen? Change can feel difficult, but the rewards are more than we could ever hope from. It's time to FLOURISH in change. It's time for TRIUMPH (I picture a my dad's old motorcycle here though
I am talking about a different kind of Triumph ; ).
Try to spend some time outside everyday. Yes, even if it's cold. The benefits of being outside moving for even 20 minutes a day are unbelievable. Rake some leaves, take the dog for a walk (if you don't have a dog, borrow one or find a friend and take a park walk, it helps so much). Nature's beautiful changes tell us so much about life, can you see it? And then when you get back home, try one of my delicious pumpkin-themed recipes, packed with more health benefits than I feel like listing, plus even if I did list them-- would you read them? Do you want my inner nerd to share these things with you?
Just trust me, it's good for you, there-- isn't that enough to know?
- Pumpkin Pie with Pumpkin Seed Crust
- Pumpkin Gingerbread Muffins
- Pumpkin Seed Muffins
Find these and many more recipes, here!