How to take care of yourself this fall
Discover the art of autumn self-care: slow down, reflect, and nourish your body and soul.
Finding nourishment this fall
With November around the corner, it’s time to celebrate—and acknowledge—nature’s gradual change. In many ways, autumn is a beautiful metaphor for personal growth. And (hopefully!) you’re just as excited as we are. Like the leaves outside, we’re ready to shed what’s no longer serving us. As dynamic beings, change is the only constant, and this time of year is a reminder of just that. Let’s release to replenish.
In order to make the most of autumn’s coziness, we’re sharing simple tips to slow down, turn inward, and nourish both mind and body. May this season be one to savor.
Autumn reminds us to take a step back and appreciate life’s simple pleasures. A few grounding rituals we love: brewing chai tea, creating a cozy reading nook, turning on a chill playlist, and relishing in a candlelit meditation. Prioritize sitting in stillness. Your hormones will thank you!
In the spirit of stillness, it's the perfect time to turn your attention inward. Reflect on your goals, dreams, and aspirations for 2023. What have you accomplished so far, and what are you looking to achieve before the year ends? Set intentions that align with your inner desires.
Lean into rest
Embracing your inner-autumn also means prioritizing self-nourishment. Give yourself permission to rest and recharge. Whether it's a hydrating face mask, meditation, or simply getting more sleep, listen to what your body needs.
Editing your space
A fall declutter never felt so good. Revisit your current routines, clear out physical and mental clutter, and simplify your life. Refine your relationships, boundaries, and priorities.
Cook warming foods
As the weather shifts, nourish your body with seasonal, warming ingredients. Think hearty chilis and autumn-inspired dishes topped with your daily scoop of beeya seeds for hormone nourishment. The fall is a beautiful opportunity for mindful cooking and bonding over family meals.
Fall into mindfulness
With days growing shorter, let’s commit to being more present. Appreciate autumn’s changing colors, crisp air, and intimate ambiance. With presence in mind, we can find balance, peace, and renewed energy as the holiday season approaches.
A hearty veggie and lentil soup
This wholesome and nutritious fall soup is packed with budget-friendly, hormone-balancing ingredients. Serve with a slice of toasted bread (or a grilled cheese!)—we hope you love it.
- 1 cup red lentils, rinsed and drained
- 4 cups vegetable broth (sub: bone broth)
- 2 cups lite coconut milk (from a can)
- 2 tablespoons ghee (sub: olive oil)
- 1 onion, chopped
- 2 cloves garlic, minced
- 2 carrots, peeled and diced
- 2 celery stalks, diced
- 2 cups butternut squash, peeled and diced
- 1 cup kale, chopped
- 1 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1/2 teaspoon paprika
- 1/4 teaspoon cinnamon
- Salt and black pepper, to taste
- Juice of one lemon
- Fresh cilantro, for garnish
- In a large pot, heat the ghee over medium heat. Add the chopped onion and cook until it becomes translucent, about 3-4 minutes. Stir in the minced garlic and cook for an additional minute.
- Add the carrots, celery, and butternut squash to the pot. Sauté the vegetables for 5-7 minutes.
- Stir in the cumin, paprika, and cinnamon.
- Pour in the red lentils, veggie broth, and coconut milk. Bring the soup to a boil, then reduce the heat to a simmer. Cover the pot and let it simmer for 20-25 minutes or until the lentils are tender and the vegetables are cooked.
- Stir in the chopped kale and let it wilt. Season the soup with salt, pepper, and lemon juice.
- Ladle into bowls and garnish with cilantro and a scoop of beeya seeds. Enjoy!
A few favorites from this week
Need to use up all those apples you picked this fall? Try this Cranberry Almond Apple Snack.
Cauliflower doesn’t have to be boring, it can actually be a centerpiece for your fall spread. We’ll be making these Spicy Cauliflower Steaks to stay cozy and nourished this season!
The luteal phase, your inner autumn
As women, our bodies work similarly to the seasons. We may feel more abundant (spring and summer) during certain weeks and on others, we may crave solitude (fall and winter). Of the four phases, the luteal phase—after ovulation and before menstruation—most resembles autumn.
As with fall’s harvest, the luteal phase is an ideal time to consume grounding foods (beets, potatoes, squashes, whole grains, etc.). After all, we require more energy during this 12-14 day span. The luteal phase will begin energetically, then wane.
As the fourth week in your cycle, you may notice yourself feeling more inward at this time. You may become agitated by excessive demands, thus craving more alone time. Remember, if we disown our own needs, PMS can intensify. Ultimately, acknowledging this inward phase is a courageous act of self-love. This is a wonderful time to nurture your creative insights, write poetry, draw, or come up with strategic ideas for your business.
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