Fall is Upon Us...

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Don't you just love everything about fall? The shorter, cooler days. The beautiful colors of trees and foliage.

The sweaters.

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The apples.

The shifting gears.

The cute tights.

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According to Almanac.com, "The fall equinox and the first day of autumn arrives on Saturday, September 23, 2023, at 02:50 A.M. EDT in the Northern Hemisphere. The equinox occurs at the same moment worldwide."

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And whenever fall equinox is upon us, it means it's time to set some cute intentions and put some new affirmations in our mental rotation.  I was browsing the interwebs and found a really cool idea from FATIMA-ZAHRA FARAHATE for ouiwegirl.com to help us set the tone for the autumn season. Farahate suggests the following prompts that you fill in the blanks for personalized affirmations.

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(what's in parentheses are my examples:)

Fall Equinox Affirmation Prompts:

  • This fall, I am proud of myself for…(being awesome)

  • I am a powerful being, and I am grateful for…(a really good chai)

  • I am stronger than any challenges, and I always come out victorious.

  • I may have beaten myself over…(waking up late) but I am now ready to reach my full power.

  • One of the ways I am going to empower myself this fall is by reminding myself of…(that I can do hard things)

  • I am ready to face the challenges ahead of me, and my…(spirit guides) will help me thrive every time.

  • I believe in myself and in my…(vision)

  • I love and appreciate my…(ideas)

  • I honor and respect my...(authentic self)

Farahate suggests recording yourself speaking your version of the below affirmations on your phone or a recorder and then listening to them "every night before bed to reprogram your subconscious mind, fostering positivity and self-belief throughout the season."

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