Fall Receiving

by Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director, Psychologist

Fall, a time of abundance and harvest, is also a season for holistic healing when we open ourselves to receiving.


ust ask children. They cannot wait to open their hearts and their imaginations. They are tickled to receive. But many adults, busy giving, cannot always open their own hearts to the spirit of receiving.

In giving we maintain control. We don’t have to be vulnerable and we can be excited by the creativity of selecting and choosing. The glad frenzy sweeps us away on the surface of our emotions where we feel generous, safe and protected.

Opening our hearts to receive, with appreciation, can be much harder, depending on our individual journeys. Some of us, in disappointment, fear, anger or doubt, have begun to believe we don’t deserve affirmation while still desiring more. And some may feel opening the heart is too risky - a floodgate closed a long time ago.

But tilting the scale to a new balance can allow us to receiving holistic healing.

Take the time to look into this autumn season of colors and ripening. Can you express gratitude for whatever harvest has grown in your life?

A healthy part of us takes pleasure in acknowledging our own growth, and celebrates this day. Leave no doubt in your mind that you are deserving and entitled to feel good as your birthright; in this way you will be nourishing the gift of your own life, and growing with the seasons. 


Meet Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Psychologist, Director:

Dr. Nancy Lardo, PhD, Director, Psychologist

My life as a psychologist began officially in 1984. But my desire to learn more about the human condition began long before that - as a teacher, a researcher, a seeker, and an observer. I believe we can seek wholeness through insight, an understanding of roots and a willingness to trust again.

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