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“Thoughts about personal change may not be the first thing you associate with autumn, yet for many this time of year can be a good opportunity for a fresh start.” The fall shows up as such a transformative, quiet and evocative time. It is a humbly, subtle and powerful time to set intentions and create new goals and resolutions—or at least begin to entertain them. This time is the darkest time in many ways: if you correlate this season of the year with the cycles of the moon, it would be as if the three darkest days before the new moon. If you correlate it with death and renewal, it is the shedding time (and re-weaving). “When you are looking to make change and set goals, it has to be something you really want…something you BELIEVE in…” says Olivia Stefanino. She goes on to say that the goals set because we “should” or simply for someone else, never have the same power, content and long-term potential. She suggests letting go of all our need-to-do and shoulds and imagine what life would look like if you could choose…wave a magic wand. For many of us, this is hard to do: It might be difficult to even imagine a perfect day or way. But this time of year offers a “soft-stage” to imagine and reflect upon just that—then make some concrete initiatives toward manifesting that vision. Maybe, eventually, you will walk that walk. (Outtakes from Breathe Magazine, UK)