9.21.15
The Autumn Equinox: 9 Must-Haves For A Change In Season

Fall begins this week, September 23rd with the autumn equinox. We love to focus on all things seasonal to help ground our diet – and just about everything else! This week, we’re focusing inward and preparing to transition into the cooler, calmer, and most importantly, more reflective months of the year. Holistic lifestyle pro Lacy Phillips of Free + Native Journal is sharing a few of her sweet and highly recommended essentials to enjoy during the Autumnal months…

As we drift from the relaxed casual energy of summer into the deeply introspective season of Autumn, it is a time where we honor this season that governs organization, setting limits, protecting boundaries and swapping out cooler clothes with slightly warmer ones. Fall equinox signals the days becoming shorter and brighter colored harvest treasures such as pumpkins, pomegranates and persimmons for us to enjoy into the winter.

Energetically, in Chinese medicine, Autumn is associated with the lungs, which deeper signifies “letting go.” So this is a very mindful time to let go of anything we might be holding onto that isn’t serving us anymore. Thus making room for new experience, jobs, relationships – with self and others – or plans that will stretch us and help us to grow.

Here are a few of the essential items I will be eating, wearing and otherwise enjoying throughout this introspective and wonderful threshold:

Evan Healy Pomegranate Serum
Something about the perfect compatibility between pomegranate and sea buckthorn oil have made my face hydrated and silk-esque. It really is my newest obsession. And how season worthy!

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Persimmons
I’ll be eating persimmons and all antioxidant and beta-carotene rich fruits, roots, and squashes in abundance for skin and hormone health this season.

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Stetson Road Hat 
Felt oddly doesn’t feel so intrusive anymore. And as someone so fair in Los Angeles, even in cooler months, you are sure to find me with a hat on.

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The Life-Changing Magic Of Tidying Up
To optimize this season’s energetic of organizing and decluttering my life (all around).

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John Masters Organics SPF 30
This mineral and shea-butter sensation has not only provided great broad-spectrum coverage, but so conveniently travels with me everywhere I go.

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Saint James Long Sleeve
After passing on picking one of these up from their original habitat while on holiday in Brittany, France, I’ve been longing for it ever since. It’s lightweight to wear over shorts during the day, or tuck into jeans for a casual evening on the town.

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No. 6 Nubuck Clogs
These are truly the most comfortable shoes on the planet. And they are the perfect in-between heel (half sandal, half shoe, half heel). Not too warm and not too cold. I wear them in the kitchen when I’m concocting a new recipe, for farmers’ market runs, and out to dinner discovering all the new fall menus around town.

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White sage bundle
For introspective meditation as well as cleansing my space from the old to make way for the new.

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Sun Potion Polyrachis Ant
To strengthen my immune system, increase sexual vigor, prevent aging and boost short and long-term energy levels throughout the season. One teaspoon into a warm tonic (or coffee) a day!

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