When we were young, Halloween wasn't about being scared. It was a day to dream, to imagine what you wanted to be when you grew up, a chance to play pretend. And there was candy! - the dream of every kid. In those days, it was common to see little astronauts and ballerinas, cowboys and superheros. The scariest it ever got were witches with no front teeth and ghosts made at the last minute from our harried mothers' linen closets. Somewhere along the way, our society's fascination with the 'darker side' has possessed Halloween and made it into an excuse to publicly display all one's literal inner demons. Nothing is safe from it - girls aren't nurses anymore, they're zombie nurses with exposed jawbones. Boys aren't lumberjacks, they're ghouls with tattered checkered shirts. For us at Body in Mind, the innocence of a childhood holiday - whatever its roots in pagan superstition - should be celebrated as it once was: a chance to imagine and dream, to dress up and be playful, to just have fun. Happy Halloween.