Wednesday, 31 May 2017

Autumn reflections + seasonal reads

Oh Autumn! You've been intense. Refreshing so. 

You've taught me about bravery, vulnerability + authenticity. And that's seen me take a chance + embrace change. Ever so gently. Slowly. Slow enough to feel the letting go that change beckons, yet not be swept up + overwhelmed by it's current.

But mostly, this season has reminded me to carve out more time in nature to breathe and be. And in those breaths, I've been reminded why I create. Why I write. Why my heart needs it. Why writing is the key to my balance.

And so, this winter I will take time to delve within. In stillness and in heart. I will take moments of time afforded between mothering and make them mine. From here, I will write. And with my autumn-found courage, I will share. 


As the season changes to winter here I'll be turning to these reads:

The Way of The Happy Woman* by Sara Avant Stover {inspiration, yoga + gentleness for the season's rhythm}
Only Love Today* by Rachel Macy Stafford {seasonal reminders + inspiration as I parent with heart}
- And I'll be most likely playing with this Love Notes card deck* by Kris Carr + Lori Portka all year {bringing awareness to my body, self + situations with love}. 


How has this season been for you? Does your rhythm chang
e as the seasons do? Any recommended reads?
I'd love to know. Elisa xx

*affiliate links. This means if you choose to purchase these recommendations, a tiny percentage of the price comes back to me.


  1. I love autumn! we are heading into summer and I'm going to try my best to love it, cooler weather is much better for me and being a knitter I can wear all of my stuff!

  2. It's the first day of winter now and I love your words and your picture

  3. I missed almost half of autumn because I was in the UK but it's always my favourite season. I'm off to check out the Kris Carr card deck, I love her work! I'm currently reading "Lion" and it's just like the movie only better. I love losing myself in a book, don't you?! Hope your winter is wonderful!

  4. As you shift into autumn, we are shifting into summer, and we are loving it. Yes, my rhythm does change with the seasons...I find winter is my hibernation time. I love the shorter darker days, and the feeling of wanting to snuggle up with a good book and a cup of tea. Summer means more time outside, enjoying the longer days and sunshine. I absolutely love the shifting seasons and how my life and the rhythm of my life changes.

    I pick a card from Love Notes deck every morning :)


  5. those books sound amazing - I was just wanting a good "zen" book - maybe I'll check them out


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