Staying Healthy This Fall
We've been so fortunate to have had such a great summer here is Chicago! So many warm sunny days, so many opportunities to be out in the open air. I especially appreciated it after our prior season - you know, shelter-in-place.
Through it all, getting outside has turned out to be our natural escape. Nature has been our respite. As the summer heat steps aside, the change of season also marks a change of mindset. We have come to terms with the fact that nothing is certain, but the warm summer days allowed us to calm down, find silver linings in what we're working through, and breath the fresh air.
As nature continues forward, so must we. The humidity lifts and drier air moves in, helping us feel a little less heavy, a little more energetic. Fall has always been known as season of transition. This year especially, we continue to see transitions in our own lives and in the world around us.
"Life starts all over again when it gets crisp in the fall."
F. Scott Fitzgerald
So how can we stay healthy as we move into cold and flu season? Establishing a seasonal routine is an important part of staying healthy and in balance with nature. Ayurveda, a holistic healing system that's been in existence for thousands of years, describes fall's qualities of dry, cool, windy and unpredictable, and encourages us to fill our lives with warmth, deep nourishment, loving relationships, and a sense of stability, routine, and groundedness. Sound interesting? Check out this article and feel free to ask me more about it.