Getting Ready For Greatness: Fall Cleanse 2014

October 8, 2014
It all starts with the first step. image:

It all starts with the first step. image:

We can no longer be in denial. Fall is here folks! Sure, it’s time to say goodbye to sunshiney weekends and rooftop beverages, but how excited are we for scarf and hot cider weather?

I’ve got my list of seasonal must-dos which includes apple picking trips upstate, a hay ride and a Fall Cleanse with my pals at Olo Acupuncture. Yes, official countdown to this year’s Fall Cleanse has begun. October 13th, I see you, and I’m READY.

Seasonal cleanses are one of the best tools to get ready for Greatness.

Cleansing is like starting a school year with a perfectly organized binder and freshly sharpened pencils (yes, I am a nerd). It sounds a bit strange and you may be asking, “How does what I put in my mouth affect my success?”

It’s natural that from time to time, that we find ourselves with that blah kind of feeling. Decisions seem impossibly big. The days seem incredibly long and you start to feel like you are being dragged along by your daily duties. You might even try to spruce things up a bit by rearranging or decluttering your home or office. A new plant? Some colorful pillows? But the feeling lingers.

While clearing out your outer world is an excellent starting point my fellow Feng Shui-ers, we’ve got to get in there and declutter your inner as well. It’s all about aligning the two. Think Karate Kid “Wax on. Wax off.” Yin and yang. My life’s mission: To help you create a harmonious balance between your two worlds – your inner and outer worlds.

We need to regularly cleanse our bodies so that we are clearing out all the processed gunk that keeps it from running perfectly. The gunk sneaks in through that innocent glass of Merlot or mac n cheese and creates that bloated, unmotivated and lethargic feeling. And you know what happens when you take on more than you can handle. Shut down. Complete stagnation – physically, emotionally, and psychologically. That’s when you become too tired to fold the laundry or cook a healthy meal for yourself. See the connection to your inner world to the outer world?

Decluttering your inner world is a sure way to start shaking off that overwhelming feeling of excess in all parts of your life and make room for amazing energy just waiting to get in. Greatness can’t get in if you’re stuffed to the brim, right? A cleanse is a great way to reset and awaken your body so that all of your bits and pieces are working properly and in harmony. Doesn’t a day full of clarity, focus and intention sound amazing? More energy, less grouch. End result: feeling AWESOME.

You know you want it. Detox salad - bad name, yummy taste. image:

You know you want it. Detox salad – bad name, yummy taste. image:

Other cultures who are in the habit of eating healthier on a regular basis are also some of the happiest people on the planet. Look at the Kiwis, um, I mean New Zealanders. While we’ve progressed leaps and bounds to get to a place of cleaner eating, we are still a work in progress. I’m not saying quit cold turkey and ditch your morning Joe, but it’s nice to give your body a break from time to time.

Needless to say, I cannot waaaait to kick off the Fall Cleanse 2014 with Olo! I invite you to join me as I kickstart my body and get ready for all things great. Are you ready to discover YOUR Greatness? If so and you are ready for your own cleanse, know that we are in this together. I welcome all questions, recommendations, and support. Let’s get our cleanse on!

What’s your favorite way to cleanse? Share your thoughts below!

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