In this season finale, I discuss how Winter affects our subtle body. Whether you identify with the 'winter blues', seasonal affective disorder, feeling burnt out, or just exhausted... may I remind you that there is nothing wrong with you. Winter is just coming in and doing its thing; but what is wrong is that we live in culture that doesn't support us BEING with that.
Katherine May writes in Wintering: The Power of Rest and Retreat in Difficult Times
"Plants and animals don't fight the winter; they don't pretend it's not happening and attempt to carry on living the same lives that they lived in the summer. They prepare. They adapt. They perform extraordinary acts of metamorphosis to get them through. Winter is a time of withdrawing from the world, maximizing scant resources, carrying out acts of brutal efficiency and vanishing from sight; but that's where the transformation occurs. Winter is not the death of the life cycle, but its crucible."
May you find ways to honor the Winter that feels supportive to your health and body. May you prioritize tending to your own hearth fire and seeking vital nourishment during these darker and colder nights. Remember to check in on your people and please seek support if you find yourself in a difficult dark.
Thank you to all my listeners for a wonderful first season of Subtle Body Speaks! I look forward to the continuum of insightful conversations on the other side.