With harvest time upon us, we look around and see the leaves changing, their colors emerging, and daylight shifting. Fall is finally here! Fall is a time when we strive for balance. The warm Easterly winds remind us of the heat of the summer that has just passed. The chilled Western winds bring the promise of water and remind us that new life is on its way. In traditional Chinese customs, fall is represented by the color white, the direction of west, element of metal, and the tastes of pungent and spicy. So please begin to open your lungs, breathe easily and deeply with the rich scent of autumn under your nose. Start to retreat into yourself and treat yourself with love, pureness and understanding.