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The Bounty of Fall

By Blair Doucette, MScN

It’s hard to believe that October is more than halfway over already. The angle of the shadows sits a little bit differently and the new crispness of the air is a far cry from the lethargic humidity that summer gave us. As we look around us, everything is moving at a slightly slower speed. The leaves are turning colors and fading away, and hibernation mode is taking over our natural rhythms. Now is the instinctive moment in our cyclical nature to slow down and turn inward, both within our homes and ourselves. Autumn is a great opportunity to reflect and restore.

In Season

Root vegetables are more abundant in the autumn season and seem to offer exactly what we need at the moment we need it. They are grounding and focus their energy inward (as the