autumn, a time for wellness
In Chinese medicine, fall represents a return to the roots, a time of restoring and building our qi for the following spring. “This isn’t a time of growth, but of consolidation,” says Maoshing Ni, Ph.D., director of the longevity program at Tao of Wellness Center in Santa Monica, California. “It’s when we replenish ourselves for the following spring.” Whereas summer’s expansive energy calls us out — to backyard gatherings, family vacations, block parties — autumn speaks to the introvert in each of us, inviting us to get back in touch with our nesting instincts.
Here, we offer an action plan to clean, green, and beautify the space in which you’ll be spending a lot more time once the weather turns cold. Time to make your home as warm, welcoming, and healthy as possible — while nourishing your spirit in the process. Rather than stumble into fall, why not mindfully prepare for it? Once you reorganize and revitalize your surroundings, you’ll be ready for everything the season has to offer.
adapted from WholeLiving.com, October 2010
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