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Looking Back on September and The October Plan

Do you have an October Plan? Usually, at this time of the mont

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Do you have an October Plan?

Usually, at this time of the month, I already have a solid plan in place. My calendar has been checked, I have created a list of things I wish to accomplish in the upcoming days and I even have an editorial calendar all dialed in.

My October plan is currently a bit more fluid than I would like.

[ctt template=”5″ link=”Tm2n5″ via=”no” nofollow=”yes”]A certain amount of flexibility is important. This is true whether we are talking about your personal schedule, business schedule or even the beloved editorial calendar.[/ctt] However, too much flexibility can cause one to feel that they have lost their anchor. I fall a bit into this category. However, that is more about the way my September wrapped up than about my October.

However, too much flexibility can cause one to feel that they have lost their anchor. I fall a bit into this category. However, that is more about the way my September wrapped up than about my October.

September was a scary month in our world… hurricanes, wildfires and a crazed gunman to name a few.  On a personal front, while my youngest (18) settled into school more than 400 miles away my oldest (22) moved almost 400 miles away. All the while Mountain Man Ho (20) had no return date to report.

While I stayed up on blogging (writing is a great way for me to channel my energies) I found myself tired, sad and eventually sick.

The Three Most Popular September Posts were:

Now we are in a new month and it is time for me to dial up the volume on this October Plan.

I am looking forward to the LA Baby Show (watch for the promotion to be posted on this blog) and am also working with a dear friend to launch a super VIP experience. This Saturday I am excited about Fall In Love With Health at Hoag Hospital. This is going to be a fabulous event, There are a few tickets left if you want to join in on the fun.

Plans for the blog include TWO new series (one business and one educational with food and fun),  several restaurant reviews, and a deep dive into why every blog needs a good call to action.

On that note …

From now until Thanksgiving I am offering all blog subscribers (including those already subscribed) a FREE Fall Cookbook.

The cookbook is entitled The Best of Fall: A Five Course Harvest Feast. I worked on this with a colleague of mine. We are both certified nutritionists and thought that this would be a really fun project.

[ctt template=”8″ link=”c5N39″ via=”no” nofollow=”yes”]All recipes in this FREE cookbook are gluten free, dairy free, processed sugar-free, and free of artificial color and preservatives.[/ctt]

Each recipe would make a wonderful addition to any meal, whether for a plant-based eater or anyone that would simply like healthier choices available to them.

Foods presented, such as Baba Ganoush, Black Bean Burgers with Cranberry Relish, Roasted Acorn Squash,  Green Bean Casserole and Pear Crisp with Banana Ice Cream provide plenty for your holiday feast.



My co-author and I also provide information on the reason for choosing particular foods. As if all of the delicious recipes complete with preparation tips were not enough.

In this educational cookbook, you will learn about foods that help to prevent cancer, reduce cholesterol, and detoxify. For added fun, we include foods that may improve your sex life.

This cookbook is for you if you want to take the stress out of preparing a healthy holiday meal.

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Elise Ho
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Behavioral & Mental Health Specialist

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32 thoughts on “Looking Back on September and The October Plan”

  1. Hi Elise, I love this idea of sharing a summary of your previous month. I might have to adopt this for my own blog. Thanks. Looking forward to trying some of the recipes in your book too. 🙂

  2. Hi Elise..
    I LOVE the Fall .. the smell, the cool air and a warm cup of tea or coffee… great ideas my friend … 🙂

  3. Reginald Onyeahialam

    I so much love your plans, it shows that yes you’re ready for the task ahead. I am also motivated to try your method because I am somebody who only makes plan at the beginning of the year but monthwise no…so I will start now making plans ahead of November.
    The great ideas here are very inspiring

  4. Flexibility is one of those things that Ive actually been not great at lately. Maybe its because Ive been too flexible and cavalier with my time for most of my life but for the last several years I have found the joys and rewards in structure. For me that works best or like you said, I would become unanchored.

  5. Hi Dr. Elise,

    October’s a great month to take stock and re-engineer our outlook for the future. Enjoyed this post and hearing about your sons. Good share.

    I’m still surprised, though, how many people have been conned into thinking gluten is harmful for the general public. Gluten intolerance is rare, plus the whole grain foods that contain gluten are excellent dietary choices. . . Just mentioning, not judging. 😉

    1. I find much benefit in taking stock at the beginning of each month. The main thing though is for everyone to find what works best for them.

      Thank you for mentioning your opinions. I love to hear from different folks. 🙂

  6. Congratulations on your cookbook and hope it does well. Love the fall and the up coming holidays. So much to do and enjoy. Found you on Bloggers Pit Stop.

  7. I’m so excited for the free Cookbook. Autumn is my favorite time of the year and the food is amazing. I’ll be checking back for new recipes!

  8. Wow! Thanks for the free cookbook offer, Elise. And I agree with you on flexibility, and this quote in particular: “However, too much flexibility can cause one to feel that they have lost their anchor.” It’s a moving target — we plan for things and then we’re too rigid versus being open and flexible and bending too far backwards. There’s a happy medium, we just need to find it. Thanks for the post!

  9. Great ideas for planning and yes flexibility is important but can also cause that lack of anchored feelings. Such a balance act we live.

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Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho

Dr. Elise Ho is a Holistic Health & Life Coach with a special interest in emotional health, life alignment, and energy flow.

Elise will partner with you to align your mindset, your energy, your home and your career so that you can live your life's desire with freedom and love.

Elise offers 30 years of experience and multiple certifications and degrees including a Ph.D. in Natural Health and a doctoral degree in Naturopathic Psychology.