Hoodies. Bonfires. Crisp air. And of course, all things pumpkin spice.
When we think of autumn, it’s the beloved litany that comes to mind. In fact, a solid chunk of Americans (25-29%) cite fall as their favorite season. And while we’re sure the s’mores have something to do with it, we’d like to suggest there’s even more to the love affair.
“There is something incredibly nostalgic and significant,” says writer Joe L. Wheeler, “about the annual cascade of autumn leaves.”
He hits the nail on the head. Fall is fun, but it’s not just fun. It’s magical. Its beauty carries with it a sense of importance because it holds the truth of life as it cycles through birth, flourishing, and letting go to make way for rebirth. We feel a nostalgia for the flourishing, the sadness of letting go, the joy of the riotous beauty in front of us in this moment, the pang of knowing that every moment is fleeting, and the longing for someplace behind or beyond the cycle that we can’t quite remember or imagine but are somehow connected to. We feel all of these things, and we feel them all at once. That’s the “more” to the love affair.
This fall, we invite you to fall in love with all of autumn, from the cozy afternoons to the inner callings that prompt you to deeper connections. We also invite you to nurture yourself though this season of transitions. Lean on the community we’ve built together at Complete Wellness. Nurture your mind and soul with classes that connect you to others and to the deepest part of your Self. Nurture your body and soul with yoga or the deep, gentle, natural healing of reflexology, Reiki, and massage. Soothe your senses (and allergies!) in the Salt Room. Soothe your heart with community.
We wish you a fall full of love and goodness!
Complete Wellness' blogs are written by Marissa Polselli of Wordtree, LLC
A year ago we this month we opened the door to Complete Wellness, and to a world of possibility, creativity, community, and diversity in paths to well-being.
Every business grows and learns in its first year, and as we take a minute to look back, we have to say--we’re kind of in love with the things we’ve learned and the beauty that continues to grow in this space.
Stacy Ford is an athletic trainer, massage therapist, and co-owner of Complete Wellness. She explains it this way:
“Most people think about business as sales. Make the connection and close the deal. We give people options. We don't sell. Let me tell you about ‘Mary.’ She had found Tracy and had come in for her first session. She was clearly upset and I was talking with her until Tracy was finished with her current client. She was coming up on the one year of losing her father and she had just lost her dog, her fur-baby. We chatted, we cried (together), we hugged. I know, not for everyone, but what she needed that day. She had her appointment with Tracy, ended up seeing me at another date, has since spent time in the salt room and taken a few classes/workshops. She CHOSE her own healing. She CHOSE to spend time in Complete Wellness with people who care about her. We are not psycho-therapists, but we are all compassionate and caring individuals who offer options to heal inside and out.”
This idea of compassionate individuals coming together in a community that welcomes all with a diversity of healing experiences comes up again and again when people talk about Complete Wellness.
Cindy Bertsch is an artist and intuitive energy worker. In addition to offering WrenStone Reiki at Complete Wellness, she also regularly leads meditations and workshops. “I've learned how beautiful it is to be a part of a community where we all come together to offer our experiences, talents and support to those looking to expand their awareness and heal themselves naturally,” she says.
And the feeling extends beyond our practitioners. “I love that CW offers so many healing modalities and that the practitioners are so supportive of each other and the community,” says Terri, a frequent visitor to Complete Wellness. “I have met so many wonderful healers and teachers and have had the opportunity to experience some amazing therapies and classes. Happy Anniversary and can't wait to see what the next year will bring!”
This month we’re all about celebrating, and we hope you’ll join us! You can check out all of the fun and exciting events we’ve got planned for our Anniversary Gala here. Thank you for being part of our community--we love what you’ve helped us create, and can’t wait to see what unfolds as we grow together in our second year!