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Happy Friday! I hope you're all having a beautiful week, and that you have a fun Easter weekend planned.
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Hi loves! How is autumn going so far for you?
If you're looking for some simple ways to get grounded for this new season, here are a few ideas. Cheers to cozy sweaters, warm foods, and relaxing routines to help you feel rejuvenated!
5 Ways to Get Grounded for the Fall Season
1. Walk in nature. Notice the colors, smells, and sights around you.
2. Massage your feet with warming essential oils, or use a diffuser in your home. Here’s a great post from Hello Glow with ideas about essential oil blends for fall. Some oils to try:
3. Eat seasonally. Make a dish with pumpkin, apple, or squash. Create a hearty, delicious soup. Energize your food with positivity and love as you sit down to eat.
I highly recommend this Ayurvedic cookbook for ideas on how to eat seasonally: The Everyday Ayurveda Cookbook: A Seasonal Guide to Eating and Living Well. This weekend I made the pumpkin dal recipe and it is delicious! ;)
4. Try a sauna or spa.
5. Meditate and write in your journal. Create space to process the transition to this new season, and allow yourself to express your inner thoughts and feelings. Fall is a great time of year to slow down, reflect, and incorporate more rest into your daily routine.
Photos of me by Brynna Bryant of Respiro Photography.
You are the one person uniquely qualified to be you.
No one else can.
It's your game; it's your rules.
You get to define success and failure.
You get to judge what is right and wrong, good and bad.
You alone get to decide how you are, in this moment.
Photos by Ken Johnson of CKC Image.
We were working on opening the hips and she said, "Take it slow. These are some of the biggest muscles in the body. Getting them to open takes time."
Mine felt like a little stay-cation... it was so nice to rest and relax, get in the spa, go for a sushi date, enjoy heartfelt conversations and long hugs, and take a few yoga classes.
What did you do to celebrate? I hope you included some celebration of YOU and that you took some time to cultivate self-love! Whether or not you're in a partnership, it's so important to love yourself.
This month's card inside read:
"When we're loving ourselves, we're loving the life that's right here; caring for the patterns and emotions that emerge moment to moment. Let your intention to be to hold yourself with an unconditional and accepting presence. It is through this open acceptance that unconditional love flows."
Couldn't have said it better!
1. The Dive-In Deck. These awesome cards are meant to inspire inner dialogue, so I've been using them as journal prompts. These sparked my interest:
- "Whose radiant inner beauty inspires you?"
- "What adventure would you embark upon if there were no limitations?"
- "How does mindfulness create a sacred experience out of the seemingly mundane?"
In The New Single, author Tamsen Fadal explores the process of falling back in love with yourself after the end of a serious relationship. Her story is powerful and is relevant to anyone, whether or not you're experiencing heartache. Even if you're just hoping to improve your awareness of yourself and your emotions, and you want to love yourself more, this is a great read.
Here are a few excerpts that I loved...
- You are living your life
- You can't fix people
- Decide what you want
- Go after it. 100 percent.
- Stop seeking advice from everyone.
- Remember that before you love yourself, you must like yourself. It is essential, just like it is when it comes to finding a relationship.
I hope you’re making time for YOU this weekend.
I'll be the first to admit it: I'm attached to my smartphone. I check it often, constantly swiping the screen to see what messages have arrived and what notifications have been updated. Constantly engaging in a variety of conversations and little moments of connection.
All digital interactions: texts, emails, Facebook posts, Instagram photos.
And all distractions from what I'm doing in the present moment.
I'm encouraging my students, too. At the end of class, I'll say, "I invite you to take a break from your phone for the rest of your day, or at least for a few hours this evening. Let your practice really sink in, fully."