This is one of my favorite times of year. Fall feels so crisp and clean, like a breath of fresh air. I get to wear scarves and sweaters and snuggle up with pumpkin spiced lattes and I feel invigorated and ready to take on new projects with gusto (does anyone still say gusto?).
It makes perfect sense to me the the Jewish new year is now. I’m off to celebrate, a little belatedly, with my extended family, but as I go I wanted to take a moment to wish you all the sweetest and most abundant year to come!
At Rosh Hashanah, we eat apples and honey for just that purpose. To add a little sweetness and notice the abundance around us. It’s a ritual that really helps me mark the changing of the seasons and also to stop and bring myself right into the present moment. Perhaps it’s no wonder I gravitated towards ashtanga yoga, with all its rituals and traditions!
I’ll be sharing a bit more about my rituals later, and helping you define some of your own, but for now, I’d love you to stop, taste the sweetness, notice the abundance around you and breathe in a deep breath of fresh, fall air to give yourself a fresh start for whatever issue is most pressing you right now.
Here’s to a sweet year to come for us all!