A Welcoming to the Fall Equinox

The end of September marks the beginning of a new season, a new beginning.

For many, September is a time to come in from playing outside all summer, to reground and take care, preparing for winter. Counselling and therapy come to mind as one of those things that might have been put off until the weather becomes cooler, wetter.

Take this opportunity to book a session, check in, or find a new counsellor. Peak Resilience has experienced, resourceful, highly trained registered clinical counsellors and registered social workers who are keen to work with clients on their journey. Individuals, couples, families, groups… all are welcome at Peak Resilience for counselling and therapy. We have in person counselling available in Vancouver BC, and online counselling available to most places in Canada.

Not sure who to pick? Get matched by our team.

As the weather turns, days shorten, and evenings lengthen, enjoy this beautiful poem by Adrienne Maree Brown


The nights stretch themselves
over our harried hearts
there’s no differentiation now
each day we come apart
in new ways
at old seams
we age on the edge of crises
we thought were hyperbolic
til they knocked upon our door

one answer to the chaos
is hibernation
one answer to the fire
is snow

let us carve out caverns
for our rest now
howl down the dust and let
no harm come as we sleep
lay naked
and huddled
the truth is forever muddled
the fools took the future hostage
but we are seed and spore

one answer to death
is a haunting
one gift of each harvest
is more

let your leaves fall down
and sing to your ghosts
nourish life with everything
you release

ours is not the only life on earth
nor the only death
let your altars hold the earth
and the sky, and sea

it is time to gather and grieve
time to listen and pray
time to find the cave that
curves against our spines

shorten every work day
to catch the brief sun
be bare under softest blanket
dream of pumpkin, root and pine

the half earth grows dark
inviting you to rest
the hungry earth needs the dreams
that only come with depth.

Brown, A.M. (2022). Murmurations: A spell for the fall equinox. YES! Magazine. https://www.yesmagazine.org/opinion/2022/09/21/murmurations-a-spell-for-the-fall-equinox

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