Autumn Equinox: Welcome Fall!

Autumn Equinox = Balance


Small word, BIG meaning.  Since beginning my journey to a balanced life, I have found that I am not alone.  We all seek out balance in one way or another.  Why is that?

I’ll tell ya why!!

Balance brings peace.  Who doesn’t love peace?

Unfortunately, living a life of balance is not always easy.  So many things pull at us, need our attention, have to get done ASAP.

Urgency surrounds us every day.  (Is everything really that serious?)

Chaos encircles our lives.  Don’t believe me?  Turn on the news.

Our country, our WORLD, is shrouded in chaos.  A cloud of unrest hangs heavily overhead.  This cloud is caused by hate, bigotry, division, ignorance.

The cloud continues to grow daily. A heaviness that we can’t seem to shake.

Where is the balance in that?  Where is the positivity?

Life can’t be all bad, can it?

There’s got to be some good out there still.  I refuse to believe that the light will be overtaken by the darkness.


Autumn Equinox.

Today marks the first day of Fall & the Autumnal Equinox:

A day where there will be equals parts light and darkness.  BALANCE. 

(This is music to my balance-seeking ears!!)!

A turning point in our year.  A signal to us that winter is coming (Go ahead, insert John Snow’s voice here, you know you wanna).

Winter is coming?  Does that mean things will get worse before they get better?


In simpler times, this was a part of the year when families and friends held each other close. The harvest was almost complete.  Preparation for the winter was well underway.

Fall was, still is, a time of celebration and reflection.  A time to rejoice with friends and family.  A time of reaping what you’ve sown, literally. A time of thankfulness.

During these times, families held tight to each other because they were facing the unknown. Winter was a time of struggle, of survival, of darkness and death.  Would they survive?  This time next year would they be here to celebrate with their community? Nothing was certain.

That, my friend, never changes. Even in our modern times, uncertainty is one thing in life that we can ALL count on.  Life-changing moments are always waiting for us just around the corner.

Reflect, Celebrate, Plan.

I encourage you to take today for what it is.  A time of balance for mother nature and for ourselves.  Find your balance today.  Focus on the good things that this year has brought into your life.  Let go of the bad things that have plagued you thus far.

Autumn Equinox is a time to reflect, to celebrate, to express gratitude, to complete tasks, and to plan for the future.

Assess your strengths and weaknesses, your successes and failures.

What is working for you in your life?  Do more of that!

What is not working for you?  Let that shit go!

Use the power that lies in nature, to power you!!  Today’s balance gives power to our prayers for peace, to our plans for the future, to our endeavors.

Use this time of balance!! Harness this power!!

Love on those who are important to you.  Reflect on the good.  Rid yourself of the bad.  Find your peace!

Celebrate what you love today.

Shine your light, even if darkness surrounds you!

Focus on the changes you can bring into this chaotic world.  We are not powerless in this fight.

Balance is out there, waiting to be found.

Whatever you need to do, do it.  Don’t wait to share gratitude and love with others.  Don’t wait to make the changes you have been wanting to make in your life.

Find your balance, because…

…winter is coming.




13 Inspirational Quotes from Buddha

Confession:  I AM A QUOTE JUNKIE!  Seriously.  I love quotes.  Since I was a little girl I cannot count the number of notebooks that I have filled solely with quotes.  Strange?  Maybe.  Truth is, I STILL DO IT!!!  Yep.  I do.

Some days I just need some motivation.  Other days I need to know that someone else has felt the same way I am feeling.  Then there are days that I just need the beauty of another’s words rolling off my lips.  Ok, ok, is that a little to artsy, and weird?  Maybe that is true too.

When I am down, when I am lonely, when I am emotional, when I feel lost, when I feel infinite…all of these are times that I find myself reaching for the quotes.  Quotes bring me peace, motivation, new mantras, new outlooks.  I just love them ok?!?!

I’ve been reading a lot on Buddha and his thoughts.  His quotes are classics.  I know that some of these will be familiar, but I hope that you find motivation for your mind, body and soul in # of my favorite Buddha quotes


“The mind is everything.  What you think you become.”




“In the sky, there is no distinction of east & west; people create distinctions out of their own minds & then believe them to be true.”




“The darkest night is ignorance.”




“True love is born from understanding.”




“If your passion does not include yourself, it is incomplete.”




“Even death is not to be feared by one who has lived wisely.”




“Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts.”

If you haven’t OD’ed on quotes yet, check out 10 more quotes from the ol’ Enlightened One!