We all experience periods of overwhelm and during the fall (vata season) we are particularly prone to doing so. It is critical during these times to prioritize self-care, slow down and allow the autumn winds to settle. My preferred ways of doing this are by increasing time in meditation, including yoga nidra, moving slower and more deeply into yoga practice, eating kitchari and other warm foods and sitting with a good book and a cup of tea or a good friend and a glass of wine. When we focus on our healthiest selves the externals of life (work, relationships, etc.) start to fall into their correct place and we feel much more empowered to manage how that looks. If these concepts are new to you, seek advice from holistic healthcare practitioners. As the fall gives way to winter we hope to establish a slow, internal, yet inspiring routine to softly carry us through the long dark days.