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Embracing a New Month and a Not so New You?

hello, My Friend,

As the warm days of summer start to fade, September brings with it the promise of crisp autumn air, vibrant foliage, and a fresh start. The last few months have simply been a blur – from the sweltering heat, vacations (or not), work demands, and parental responsibilities - it has taken a lot of energy to stay focused and feel vibrant.

Are you feeling wiped out from the summer?

If so, you are exactly where you are supposed to be, as the change of seasons is a great foundation for finding a new flow. The transition into fall can be an excellent opportunity to refocus, recharge, and set new intentions, shifting yourself into feeling more grounded and more connected to your authentic self - a new YOU ;)

Let’s explore some of the things to look forward to this month and things to do to make the most of this beautiful season.


Reflect and Realign

Before diving into the hustle and bustle of fall, take a moment to reflect on your accomplishments and challenges from the past months. What have you achieved? What have you learned?

Take some time to realign your goals and intentions for the upcoming season. Setting clear intentions will help you stay motivated and on track for the remainder of the year.


Mindful Moments in Nature

September is a fantastic time to immerse yourself in nature's beauty. The changing colors of the leaves, the shorter daylight hours, the glimpses of crisper air, and the gentle rustling of leaves underfoot can be incredibly calming and grounding.

Schedule regular breaks to step outside, take a walk, or simply sit and observe the natural world around you. Mindful moments in nature can significantly reduce stress and increase your overall well-being helping you feel like a new you.


Seasonal Self-Care

With the arrival of autumn, it's a perfect time to adapt your self-care routine to the changing seasons. Consider incorporating warm teas, cozy blankets, and comforting scents into your daily rituals. These small adjustments can create a sense of comfort and ease during the cooler months.


Professional & Personal Development

September offers numerous opportunities for personal and professional development. Look for workshops, conferences, or online courses that align with your personal and career goals. Maybe it’s the adult Karate class that’s the same time as your kids or the cycling class you have been too afraid to take.

Or perhaps that certification class is offering a special, or you have yet to master Excel and are tired of asking people at work. Investing in your professional growth not only enhances your skills but also keeps you inspired and engaged in your work. Keep in mind that becoming who you want to be is about embracing all of you--even the parts you have yet to explore


Connect and Collaborate

As a helping professional, building a strong network is essential. Use the beginning of fall as a chance to reconnect with colleagues, mentors, or peers you haven't spoken to in a while. Catch up with them about their vacations and what they are planning for the remainder of the year.

Collaboration and shared experiences can lead to new insights and fresh perspectives.


Cultivate Gratitude

Embrace the spirit of gratitude as you transition into fall. Start a gratitude journal and jot down three things you're thankful for every day. This simple practice can shift your perspective and enhance your overall sense of well-being.


Prioritize Self-Care Days

Designate a day dedicated to self-care. Encourage your family, partners, friends, etc., to join you in prioritizing self-care activities on this day. This collective effort can strengthen your relationships and community and promote well-being.

September is a season of transition and renewal. By reflecting, embracing nature, prioritizing self-care, and fostering a sense of community, you can find fulfillment and empowerment in the coming months.

I invite you to welcome the fall with open arms, perhaps inspiring a new part of you to evolve too.


*Disclaimer: The information provided in this blog post is not a substitute for professional mental health advice or treatment. If you or someone you know is struggling with mental health issues, please seek the help of a qualified mental health professional.*


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