Celebrate National Emotional Wellness Month with Self Care
October is finally here! Many don’t know that October is the national month of positive attitude, emotional wellness, and long-term care planning. Of course, the month has plenty of other observances like Halloween and Breast Cancer Awareness, but to truly celebrate wellness this season, you have to start with taking care of you! You can even start by bringing in “spooky season” with a fun read, great eats, and new experiences!
- The White Smoke Effect
Tiffany D. Jackson is a YA author, hailing all the way from Brooklyn, New York. Not only is she a New York Times bestselling author, but she’s also a horror filmmaker. Her work is absolutely phenomenal and she never fails to address societal issues through the eyes of a girl of color. Her latest novel, White Smoke, released on September 14th, tells the story of a family facing big troubles after they move into an eerie neighborhood. The narrator, Marigold, truly makes this book a page turner, as the chilling effects of her words are bound to get you hooked! This is a great read to welcome the Fall season, but be sure to avoid reading when home alone—and especially at night.
- Well, Let’s Say Drinks
In addition to the pumpkin pies, pumpkin spice lattes, apple pies, and all the other beloved Fall treats, head over to one of the Freckle’s Juice Bar locations in New York City to try their newest smoothie flavor, “Pump It Up.” This gem is a mixture of pumpkin, ginger, maca powder, pumpkin spice, almond milk, cinnamon, and banana. Don’t be afraid to treat yourself to something yummy and healthy this Fall!
- GET OUT!
The movie was great, but seriously: get out and have fun! Before the harsh, cold, winter breeze is here, get some fresh air. You could walk around your local neighborhood and admire the change in seasons, take a hayride, go wine tasting with friends, pick apples with your significant other, take a cooking class, or even go to a haunted house!
There are another 75 days to enjoy the beauty of Autumn so make sure to be in the moment and continue to fall in love with Fall. These three tips are here to boost your wellness in every aspect, so use them!