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  • Dr. Lana Liable

The Trinkets of November

November, has never been my favourite month as it feels like a "grey" waiting room whilst, we watch the seasonal struggle with growing intensity.

Typically, the leaves have completely fallen with the starkness of nature glaring at you with an indignation of loss of its fleeting resplendent flaunt of glory... a, Cinderella moment of a "lost" slipper pining for the past pomp and celebration.

And, as Emily Dickinson, so aptly expresses,

"The morns are meeker than they were,

The nuts are getting brown;

The berry's cheek is plumper,

The rose is out of town.

The maple wears a gayer scarf,

The field a scarlet gown.

Lest I should be old-fashioned,

I'll put a trinket on."

So, over, the years, I have endeavoured to use the "waiting room" as a time of re-evaluation, self-development, and goal setting....a time to "... put a trinket on."

And, this "trinket " has ranged from donning a favourite scarf, to taking a course, re-committing to a daily yoga practice, to delving into a deeper spiritual reality for myself - a time, to re-invest in my internal beauty at a mind, body, and spiritual level.

We are blessed with "x" number of days to emanate, empower and enrich others with a happy, positive, blessed and wise spirit.

Don't let the "grey waiting room" consume you to melancholy and apathy but rather open that door as you never know what wonderful experiences await.

Ladies, let's not waste these days no matter their "colour or season" but rather, "put a trinket on" shine and be a glowing light of inspiration, strength and hope in this dark world.

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