Updated: Nov 16
The days grow shorter, the air is crisper, and the leaves take on their fiery hues.
As the sun-kissed days of summer fade into memory, autumn arrives with its own enchantment. The vibrant greens make way for a palette of warm oranges, reds, and yellows. It's a time of transition, a reminder that change can be beautiful. So, take a moment to appreciate the shifting seasons and the beauty of nature's cycles.
In this blog post, we'll explore the transition from summer to fall, delve into the beauty of haiku poetry, savor a warm apple cider recipe, and discuss the health benefits of reading a real book. So, grab a warm blanket and a cup of cider, and let's embark on this autumnal journey.
Sun rays try to linger on,
As the month concludes...
(Astrid F. Schneider Haiku-attempt)
Haiku is a traditional form of Japanese verse, comprised of just three lines.
Despite their brevity, haikus capture the essence of a moment or a feeling. Finding inspiration in the simplicity and elegance of haiku poetry is also part of the Wabi Sami lifestyle.
Romance Movie night: If you are looking for a movie to enjoy as a couple, you might like Forgotten love. There is nothing better than curling up on the couch with your loved one on a rainy day, to watch a captivating movie together.
„Der Kurpfuscher“ or „Forgotten Love“ (Netflix) is based on the polish novel „Znachor“. This wonderful, extra long (2 Hours 20 Minutes) journey into other Worlds and lives unknown grabbed our attention the whole time.
There's something magical about sharing the stories that have touched your heart, this one really has touched ours.
Warm Apple Cider Recipe: Sip and Savor
Nothing says "autumn" quite like a warm cup of apple cider. It's perfect for a cozy evening by the fireplace or a crisp day outdoors with your loved one.
1 cinnamon stick
1 orange, thinly sliced
1/4 cup of honey
1/4 cup of brandy (optional)
In a large pot, heat the cubed apples with 1 liter of water over medium heat.
Add the cinnamon sticks, cloves, and orange slices.
Stir in the honey and brandy (if desired).
Simmer for 2 hours, allowing the flavors to meld, sieve.
Serve in mugs, garnished with a cinnamon stick or orange slice.
Sip this warm, aromatic cider and let the season's romance envelop you.
1. Better Life Mindful Escape
Health Benefits of Reading a Real Book: Reading a physical book can reduce eye strain, improve sleep, and enhance comprehension. So, pick up a classic novel or a new release and let your imagination roam in the world of words. I recently picked up „Eine Handvoll Worte“ von Jojo Moyes.
2. Better Life Reminder
Change Your Clocks! In Fall the clocks go back at 2.00 am, the last Sunday of October. This year: Sunday, October 29. 2023 ( USA and Canada a week later )
3. Better Life Weekend Project
Good bye summer, hello fall. Rainy days are an invitation for decluttering. If you are looking for a weekend project, throwing out torn or worn things and making room for the new season, especially if wardrobe space is limited, might be a good idea. Storing out of season stuff elsewhere can be your saving grace. Giving your clothes more room to breeze is an added bonus.
Conclusion: Autumn is an Invitation to Warmth and Words.
As we transition from summer to fall, it is easy to embrace the cozy, romantic, and introspective moments that fall brings. With haikus to capture the fleeting beauty, spiced cider to savor with your loved ones, the health benefits of reading real books, and the joy of sharing a movie with you, this season has much to offer. So, let's welcome autumn with open arms, a heart full of stories, and a last goodbye to summer.
ASTRID F. SCHNEIDER
Writes love stories in the context of todays life and uses her coaching experience to create characters you can relate to. Her stories open the heart, calm the soul and inspire. She is passionate about her Life Balance Living Blog, where she shares ways to create balance and true sustainability. Her common sense approach is fun and refreshing.
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