According the Chinese calendar, we’re coming to the end of autumn so this blog is on the late side (hmm, remember that one about procrastination?). It’s one of my favourite times of year – I love the autumn colours, and the clear, crisp days when you can see for miles. In the north east, those days have been a bit in short supply. It feels like we went straight to the soggy, mouldy stage but we’ve had the odd glimpse.
Many people speak to me about their dread of this time of year, with the encroaching dark nights and cold weather. Winter is just around the corner and it can be a time of increasing isolation and introspection. For some, this is difficult. Personally, my years as an acupuncturist helped me to see the value in every season and to take gifts from each one. And if a season is particularly difficult, it can be powerful indicator that we are living out of synch in some way, or carrying around some unresolved baggage.