I'm looking over my shoulder, and there goes Summer...
Have you thought about how you will be welcoming the Fall Equinox or Autumn season? We are arriving there this Thursday, September 22nd.
I love this quote, "Autumn has caught us in our summer wear."–Philip Larkin, British poet.
I know I want to extend Summer as long as I can, but now I can't help but notice the subtle changes in the leaves, the smells in the air have changed, it's become mushroom season as I hike my usual path and the temperatures are beginning to cool.
To not get "caught in our summer wear", is a calling for us to begin a gentle transition. We are elemental beings. We naturally begin to surrender to the seasonal changes around us. I slowly begin to transition from cooling foods like salads and fruits to warming cozy foods. I particularly love my cup of warm lemon water or ginger tea in the morning to warm my body and prepare my digestive system for the day. This is also a perfect time to warm up with herbal teas and eat cozy meals. We are entering a time to bring our awareness to our immune system; a time to strengthen, tend to our bodies and protect our nervous system through nourishment and plant medicine.
Our lives have transitioned into busy mode. Stress may increase due to our busy lifestyles. Therefore, supporting our immune system and nervous system is on my self care radar. To support myself I begin to add an Ashwaganda supplement and Tumeric to my diet to support my nervous system, fight off stress, fatigue and lack of energy that can happen with seasonal shifts. In other words, adding adaptogens or stress fighting foods to help boost our systems as we journey towards winter.