A Rabbi once said that itís no coincidence that Rosh Hashannah falls out in the fall. With autumnís changing colors, our emotions are distracted and detached from normal behaviors. This distraction releases our emotions from repeated, unchecked actions, resulting in our intelligence gaining footing over our instincts. There is an added ease in managing our emotions. We may then improve our behavior, following instead, what our minds tell us, not what our emotions feel.