I don’t know about you, but I’m going to miss summer and those long sunlight hours and late-night outings! It’s my favorite time of the year. Don’t get me wrong; Autumn is a beautiful season, as the leaves change colors, but its somewhat problematic for me to enjoy it when I know that winter, along with long dark days, is soon to follow. I don’t think I have Seasonal Affective Disorder(SAD), which, according to the Mayo Clinic, “is a type of depression that begins in the fall and continues in the winter months.” However, about 15 percent of Americans have SAD, and it’s more common among women who live in locations that receive less light during this time.
I do detect a change in my mood when the weather becomes colder and days grow darker. The shorter days make me want to slow down, stay inside as much as possible, and hibernate. It is the perfect time to regroup in mind, body, and spirit, and this year, I plan to prepare for the change in season. This year, in addition to my customary slowing down, I plan to incorporate a few other ways to weather fall consciously: a fall detox, boost my immune system, and I’m considering dry body brushing for the very first time. Stay tuned to find out how they work out 😉