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