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De-stress your weekends with Fall events this October!
 
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With a Friday afternoon sigh of relief that the work week is almost over, it’s time to put away your computer, switch off your notifications and relax into the tranquility of the weekend. Even if your agenda is crazy, it’s important to utilise the time that we get away from our desks to focus on activities that will allow us to enjoy some downtime to unwind, reflect and re energize for the upcoming week.

The (even though short) amount of time that we get over the weekend is vital to be used for leisurely activities to replenish our attention and motivation, revive your mind and body after all the thinking and doing it does through the work week.

Luckily, New York is a city where there’s always something new and exciting to experience and see! And with the change of season there’s even more new and and accessible ways to spend your free time this Fall.

For this reason, and to motivate you to get out there and relax into the weekend, here are some worthy events and activities you might want to check out. I know I will!

Sometimes the hustle and bustle of the city can get to be too much, try slowing the pace down and take a weekend trip upstate by taking a scenic drive up along the Hudson Valley - breathe in the fresh crisp air and let the beauty and tranquility of fall make this activity all the much more mind clearing and reinvigorating.

Ok, so this might be a winter activity but the rink is up! Take some time out of your day or night and skate across the rink and let any of your weeks thoughts slip away.

You can’t ignore the fact that it’s almost Spa Week in New York! Even just saying it makes me feel instantly relaxed! If you are looking to really unwind, take advantage of this event by zoning out while getting a relaxing facial or deep massage and letting your body unwind to refresh, refocus and reset.

If you’re a coffee lover, then this is your lucky weekend because the New York Coffee Festival is back! Take your time wandering through the vibrant coffee scene, smell the coffee scented air and taste test your way through different coffee brews, enjoy with friends as a way to unwind and relax.

Halloween is near and the Great Jack O Lantern Blaze is on! Make sure to make a stop, take in the bright lights of  the incredibly carved pumpkins and take a walk through the festival , get into the holiday spirit and let the creativity inspire you.

Looking for a more inspiring, positively uplifting and meditative approach to unwinding and relaxing? October events at Primary are a great way to connect with yourself and with others, dedicated to inspiring a better work life balance, from networking events and growing your business to self realization and discovery all while developing ways of taking care of your mind and body.

To keep your mind and body in balance, take the time out this weekend to relax and unwind by doing something that’s mindful to you.   


 
Happy Fall Equinox + Full Moon In Aries
 

Happy Fall Equinox and Full Harvest Moon in Aries. September always brings changes, as we feel the weather shifting, the trees start to change colors, and leaves from the branches that once hung on, let go. As we let go into the unknown shifting gears mentally and preparing for the winter months. This is a time for preparation and deep cleansing. It’s a time to sit without judgment and go back to see what we’ve grown through in the past summer months, and what still needs tending towards now as we enter the Fall Equinox.

 

Aries makes our emotions heightened during this time, and it brings our mind body and soul to the front gates. It fires us up, and connects us to our sacred gifts if we listen closely enough. This is a time when our inspirations and goals are pressing on us fiercely, almost so much that we feel the tendency to run away when things feel like it’s too much to handle. We all know the feeling. The trick is to stay with this fiery aspect and activate our potential to get things done as wisely, lovingly and as patiently with ourselves as we can.

 

This isn’t a time to not tend to your desires, because the affect of not tending to what needs to be looked at during this time can be destructive moving forward.

 

This Harvest Moon is reminding us of responsibility, which comes with the fiery aspect of this moon, as we look at our inner most dark shadow selves we start to clear out whatever needs clearing at this time, so we can continue to work and be well to ourselves, and in affect others.

 

Let’s use the power of this Full Moon to our highest good. Let us bring what we want towards us. As we do this, as we sit with whatever needs letting go of, it helps us move forward on to greater heights. This Harvest Moon is here for us, and to help us move through this time and into the unknown.

 

Be well.

By Elizabeth Scholnick