Celebrate Summer Solstice

Today is the longest day and the shortest night of the year for those of us in the north.

This year we get to enjoy a rare phenomenon: a full moon on the shortest night of the year. The last time tis happened was in 1986 and the next occurrence will be 2062.

In ancient China the summer solstice was the yin to the winter solstice’s yang. It symbolized the harmony of life, with the influence of yang reaching its peak and the switch to yin. It was all about finding the balance.

The solstice is celebrated around the world. It is a forerunner of life, fertility, and good harvest. Most celebrations take place outdoors. There are parades, feasts, and bonfires.

The summer solstice is the beginning of summer. It represents the time of fulfillment. It is an excellent time to take stock of your life and check in on how your goals for the year are going. Are you achieving what you desire for yourself and your loved ones? Are you still aligned with your goals? This is a great opportunity to reflect and make any adjustments to achieve your vision.

The summer is a great time to develop you and nurture yourself. The easier nature of summer gives us more time to make greater efforts to lose weight, refresh our house, and find more “me” time.


Jonda S. Beattie

Professional Organizer

Winter Solstice

As we do the last preparations for Christmas day, we may be rushing around quite a bit but let’s take a few minutes to recognize the winter solstice. This is the beginning of winter and the return of the sun. The shortest day and the longest night of the year have passed. The days will now gradually begin to lengthen. This is the traditional time to celebrate the most important things in your life – family, friends, your home – and to look forward to a wonderful new year. Take time to light a candle. Have a hot drink and count your blessings. This is a celebration of rebirth as the sun grows stronger in the sky. Be blessed in this day.

Jonda S. Beattie
Professional Organizer