Have you settled into your Fall cooking groove? Is your shopping cart full of tasty organic Fall produce?
✔ Butternut squash
✔ Sweet potatoes
✔ Daikon radish
Season those babies up with herbs and spices, and toss ’em in the over. While they’re roasting let’s look at ways to make your Fall just as appetizing and energizing by using your 5 primary senses.
Less moisture in the air equals dry skin and hair. You don’t want to look and feel like one of those scarecrows stuffed with hay do you? Take time to give yourself some extra pampering by letting go of the old (the old skin, that is).
- Make (or buy) a sugar scrub and put that loofah to good use for baby soft skin.
- Try dry brushing to let go of old skin pre-shower.
- Massage coconut or sesame seed oil into your skin post-shower.
- Prolong the relaxing scalp massage at the salon by asking for a deep conditioning treatment.
We’re not unlike magpies. We like shiny things. And Fall is the season of the Metal Element so enhance your Fall experience by keeping all things shiny nearby. Try these suggestions:
- Use metal/silver serving dishes like plates, bowls, and containers.
- Decorate your home with metal picture frames, mirrors, or vases.
- Accessorize your outfits with gray, white, or silver.
- Have a favorite bracelet or necklace with precious stones? Now’s the time to wear it! Or display an Okenite stone in full view. It’s the warm & fuzzy stone that brings feelings of comfort and belonging while encouraging forgiveness of self and others.
The cooler weather and decreased daylight can make our energy sluggish. Increase metabolism, stimulate digestion, and promote energy circulation by eating these foods:
- All savory, pungent, and white foods – white rice, shiitake mushrooms, white cheeses, white onion, scallion, cauliflower, fennel, tofu…if it’s a natural white food, eat it.
- Use a variety of herbs and spices like white pepper, garlic, ginger, rosemary, mustard, marjoram, tarragon, horseradish, cloves, or nutmeg to not only enhance the flavor of your food, but give yourself an energetic kick.
If you’re cooking with all of the foods listed above your kitchen no doubt smells heavenly. To add to the aroma and keep your energy resonating with the season, sniff these essential oils:
- Frankincense, neroli, and geranium powerfully support the grieving and letting go process that’s needed during this season.
- Have a cold? Inhale tea tree, eucalyptus, or peppermint.
- Are you suffering from mental constipation? Breathe in basil, peppermint, rosemary, lemongrass, or thyme to break up stagnant thoughts and get things flowing.
As Jennifer Lopez would say to the contestants on American Idol when a performance touched her soul, “I got the goosies!”, by listening to songs that give you goosebumps, are spiritually uplifting, or even make you shed a tear you’ll be dialed into the right vibrational sound for this season. Here are a few of my goosie favorites:
- “You Raise Me Up” by Josh Groban – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aJxrX42WcjQ
- “The Prayer” by Celine Dion and Andrea Bocelli – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FK5VulNn3so
- “I Dreamed a Dream” from Les Miserables, Susan Boyle – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jca_p_3FcWA (Hey, Fall is about letting go, so if you need a deep release Anne Hathaway’s rendition is a must experience – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WzNVmZfNoa8)
I hope these tips help you tune into the frequency of Fall as you engage your 5 senses. (Psst! You also have a “sixth” sense. More on that in December.)
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Simply resonating with the energy of the season,