October, we're in love with you.
How beautiful has this breezy sunshine felt? Suddenly the wind shifts and an autumnal magic has permeated the coastal air.
Alas, the fall shift also brings declining daylight and a looming grey forecast. Whether you rejoice in the return of routine and hibernation - or long for an endless summer - here are a few ways to weather the fall transition...
The season for celebrating renewed surroundings (and headspace) is finally upon us. Thank goddess for the spring equinox, cause it's been a looong winter. Here are a few tips to (gently) awaken the body and mind.
Start your day with a glass of warm water. Infuse it with hydrating cucumber, cleansing lemon or detoxifying rosemary (your liver will love ya). Fresh mint and berries take it to the next level.
Practice self-care. Let the first few sacred moments of the morning be just for you. Integrate one small ritual a day that supports your well-being (making a smoothie, moving your bod, breathing fresh air). If you're stretched thin by all the demands, scheduling some self-care is often the key to balance.
Go play by the ocean. We're fortunate to live on this beautiful coastline, so we should probably hang out by (or in) the ocean whenever possible. Research has shown that simply being near the sea has a calming, grounding effect on our brain waves.
Meditate. Unplugging from the world is increasingly tough in our digital age. Take a minute to sit quietly outside and tune in to birds chirping, the soft breeze blowing and plants blossoming. This helps create a lasting sense of ease to flow through your day.
Spring cleaning for the spirit. Now is a great time to let go of what no longer serves you. De-cluttering your virtual and physical spaces will help alleviate stress and bring on uninterrupted sleep. Time to thin out the closet and social media feeds.
Recipe for sunshine. When spring showers are trickling down, you can always turn to nutrients that have a sunny effect. We adore turmeric for its health-promoting properties (reducing inflammation & supporting immunity). Supplementing with vitamin D-3 drops can also give you a boost on those post-winter grey days. When the rain won't quit, there's always an indoor sun salutation to be practiced.
Happy spring transition!