From where we are, the air is crisper and there’s piles of leaves falling down everywhere. That can only mean one thing. We’re in the middle of the Fall season! Every season has its own energy and activity. Tuning into it can really help you to connect with Mother Nature’s rhythms.
Many of us do this unconsciously anyway. There’s this feeling of pushing to get everything done before Winter hits, but also a feeling of thankfulness that most of the work of the year is done before that more restful time. Small wonder that Canada and America have their Thanksgiving celebrations during this time!
We want to share with you some things we do to help us tune into the joy of this season. There’s more to it than holiday preparations and dealing with the hangover of back-to-school stress!
Eating Fall Foods
There are certain foods that most of us only eat during the Fall season. Eating seasonal foods is a great way to connect with the energy of the season, and what could be more seasonal than pumpkin?
There’s much more you can do with it than make pies though! It’s just a squash like any other. If you know how to make things with acorn squash, you can do the same sort of things with pumpkin. You just might have to cook it a little longer since their flesh is thicker.
Here’s a cooking hint. Did you know you can add our Organic Broad-Spectrum CBD Tincture to many of your favorite meals? Try making some pumpkin soup and adding a dropperful per serving. Be sure to do this AFTER you’re done cooking to preserve the benefits!
It’s a good idea to label any leftovers you make that contain CBD. Cooler weather can make us a little hungrier than before. You don’t want a midnight snack raid to give you too much CBD. While this won’t harm you, it could make you a little too relaxed if you ate too much!
Go on a Hike
There’s only one time each year where you can enjoy the sight of changing leaves and feel them crackle underneath your feet on a good hike. It’s also a very pleasant time for a walk because it’s not too hot nor too cool.
If you can find some time during the holiday preparations, get out there and do some walking! Roam through the forests and think about the past year and what you’re going to do for the next one. Tune in and see what Mother Nature has to say.
If you’ve walked a little too much and you’re a bit sore, try rubbing in some of our CBD Sports Cream. This is great for taking away minor aches and pains, so have no fear going out for some last-minute Vitamin D.
No leaves where you live? There are still plenty of Fall signs you can look out for on your walks. Look for animals preparing for cooler weather, Fall flowers, and migrating birds flying through the sky back to warmer temperatures.
Prepare for SAD
For some people, less light isn’t such a happy thing. Sufferers of Seasonal Affective Disorder feel depressed during this season and all through winter. However, CBD can help manage these symptoms.
While not directly related to antidepressants, there is evidence that inflammation in the brain may play a role in our serotonin levels. Serotonin is our main neurotransmitter for feelings of happiness and wellbeing. Many antidepressants work by controlling how serotonin is released and absorbed by the body.
Unlike prescription drugs, CBD doesn’t cause a habit, you can drop it at any time, and there are very few side effects. Try adding some of our CBD Softgels with Curcurmin to your daily routine. You can also invest in a quality sunlamp and sit in front of it for a half hour each day to deal with SAD symptoms.
Freshen Up Winter Bedding
Eventually, you’ll need to break out the winter bedding for the cooler weather ahead. Yes, that means you’ll probably have to wash it! Stored cloth always gets a musty smell after a while. Do you know what causes that?
It’s tiny specks of mold! The natural moisture in the air soaks into the fibers and creates a breeding ground for certain kinds of mold. It’s not enough to make it bloom and spread, but it is enough to make it funky.
After washing your bedding, freshen it up afterward! Our So Fresh Room Spray is perfect for freshening up Fall and Winter linens after you’ve washed away the seasonal mustiness. Follow it up by spraying the inside of your linen chest with Namaste At Home Spray for extra sanitizing before storing your lighter bedding.
Deal with Holiday Stress Early
Isn’t it funny that we put our biggest holidays at a time when we should be slowing down? A lot of women get super-stressed about holidays weeks before they come up. The funny part is that we bring a lot of that stress onto ourselves. If we just sit back, take a breath, and plan early, it wouldn’t be so bad.
Stress can keep us from seeing the right path forward though, so we have two things that can help deal with early holiday stress. Get a Grip Stress Blend and Tension Breaker Release Blend can both bring a sense of calm into your holiday planning.
Already a master at holiday planning? Maybe you know someone else who freaks out at the thought of Thanksgiving or Christmas? These little oil rollers make great gifts! Just rub them on pulse points as necessary to break up stress and help bring focus to your life.
Remember that Fall is a time to wind things up. Mother Nature shows us that it’s to take care of last minute things and enjoy what we’ve brought in this year. Soon it will be time for the deep rest of Winter, but for now, enjoy the Fall while it lasts. Eat some pumpkin, go for a good walk, and get your health in tune for the cooler months ahead.