Is that it? Summer is finally over. And so is the sweet melancholy of August, listening to nature sounds – soothing ocean waves or a chorus of crickets while sitting on a porch, sun drying you with warm rays… It’s the end of the holiday break.
Tomorrow is September, the second most stressful month of the year. It is known for stock market volatility and big financial crashes, strategic planning meetings, storms and tornadoes, hectic days at work, the season of “back to school” and the time for a change.
Healthwise, it’s the time for children’s asthma spikes, mold spores and dust mites, triggering sneezes, wheezes, and runny noses, as we are exposed to an increased number of indoor allergens and approaching winter.
Yet, many people are looking forward to the first of September. Dr. Levy’s pediatric patients, nostalgia marketers, fashion designers. Perhaps more of us should. As we prepare to change our cloth and daily schedules, we might as well plan to make a change to build a better life.
Why wait until the New Year for resolutions?
This might be your year!
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