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Halloween: A Spooky Reminder to Better Our Lives

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Remember that time Hilly and I dressed up as a yoga mat and yoga student for Halloween?

That was fun!

Halloween– secretly my favorite holiday of the year. I really love it. It’s the time of the year when pumpkins are carved, costumes are donned, and we get full permission to indulge in the sweetness of life — candy and chocolate.

While Halloween might seem like a day of spooky fun, it also holds valuable lessons that can inspire us to better our lives everyday…

1. Embrace Change
The essence of Halloween lies in the transformation. We take ordinary pumpkins and carve them into works of art, and we turn ourselves into fantastical creatures for a night. This serves as a powerful reminder that change is a natural and necessary part of life. Just as a pumpkin becomes something extraordinary, we too can evolve and become better versions of ourselves. Embrace change, grow, and adapt to life’s twists and turns.

2. Conquer Your Fears
Halloween thrives on the thrill of fear. It’s a time when we confront our deepest fears and laugh in their face. I’m telling you – seeing clowns on Halloween scare the bejesus out of me! This holiday teaches us that fear is a powerful emotion, but it’s also conquerable – and overcomerable, lol! In life, we often let fear hold us back from pursuing our dreams and goals. Halloween reminds us that it’s possible to confront our fears and emerge stronger on the other side.

3. Express Your Creativity
Halloween is a time when creativity knows no bounds. People go to great lengths to craft unique costumes, decorate their homes, and invent spooky stories. It’s a reminder that we all have creative potential within us waiting to be unleashed. By expressing our creativity, we not only enjoy life more fully but also improve our problem-solving skills and ingenuity.

4. Cherish Relationships
Halloween isn’t a solo endeavor; it’s a community celebration. It encourages us to come together, to share, and to create lasting memories with friends and family. In our quest to better our lives, we should never forget the importance of nurturing our relationships. A supportive network of loved ones can provide the strength and encouragement needed to overcome life’s challenges.

5. Be True to Yourself
During Halloween, people often dress up as their favorite characters or creatures. While this may seem like a form of escapism, it also reminds us of the importance of being true to ourselves. In our daily lives, we should strive to be authentic, to embrace our individuality, and not be afraid to stand out in a crowd. Amen.

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6. Share Generously
Trick-or-treating is a tradition that teaches us the value of sharing. The joy of giving and receiving is central to this holiday. This spirit of generosity extends beyond Halloween and serves as a constant reminder that we should share our blessings with others, whether it’s our time, resources, or kindness. I have seen so many share of their time, resources, money, over the past few weeks. While these have been the most tragic times, they have quietly been some of the most inspiring times I have ever witnessed.

7. Seek Adventure
Halloween’s spirit of adventure encourages us to explore the unknown. It reminds us that life is full of mysteries and surprises waiting to be discovered. In our pursuit of self-improvement, we should dare to venture outside our comfort zones and embrace new experiences, even if they seem a bit daunting at first. Can I have another, Amen!

8. Find Joy in the Ordinary
This one is my favorite tip. While Halloween may be about the extraordinary, it also celebrates the ordinary. The simple act of walking through a neighborhood, enjoying the crisp autumn air, and admiring the creativity of others can be a source of immense joy. This serves as a valuable lesson that happiness can often be found in the everyday moments of life.

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Halloween is more than just costumes and candy; it’s a celebration of life’s essential lessons. As we celebrate this spooky holiday, let it be a reminder to continue learning and growing in our unique journeys.

Just like the pumpkin transformed into a jack-o’-lantern, we too have the power to transform ourselves into something extraordinary. So, let Halloween be a catalyst for positive change and a reminder that our potential is limitless.

I believe in you.

Be safe, and have a very Happy Halloween

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Erica Diamond

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Teaching women how to prioritize SELF-CARE, Erica Diamond is a Certified Life Coach and Certified Yoga & Meditation Teacher, Lifestyle and Parenting Correspondent on Global TV, Founder of Bliss Essential (BlissEssential.co), Professional Speaker, Host of The Erica Diamond Podcast, Course Creator of Busy To Bliss (BusyToBliss.com), Author of the women’s entrepreneurial book 99 Things Women Wish They Knew Before Starting Their Own Business, and Founder & Editor-In-Chief of the Award-Winning Lifestyle Platform EricaDiamond.com® (previously WomenOnTheFence.com®). Erica Diamond has been named to the coveted list of The Top 20 Women in Canada, FORBES Magazine’s Top 100 Sites for Women and a Profit Hot 50 Canadian Company. Erica Diamond was the Spokesperson for National Entrepreneurship Day and is a Huffington Post contributor.

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