by Laurie Richardone
Nature teaches us that life moves and changes in seasons.
Flowers and trees go dormant and lose their leaves in order to conserve energy for the winter months. If trees didn’t lose their leaves, imagine what might happen during the first heavy snowfall?
In like-kind, it is beneficial for us to live in alignment with the natural flow of nature. As we approach the changing of a new season we have an opportunity to create a foundation that will support us to have a smooth transition into winter.
We’re often unable or reluctant to recognize these transitions. How often have we blamed ourselves for not being creative or productive at a particular time? Winter is a time of dormancy, hibernation, and reflection. Find a way that’s natural and intuitive for you to navigate this quiet time of year.
Tips For Transitioning Into Winter With Ease
• Eat and Think for Healing: Treat your body right! Start by feeding it warm, loving foods and thoughts. Remember, on a lower level, you are what you eat. But on a higher level, you are what you think.
• Create a simple practice to start and end the day: Sit in quiet meditation or do some journaling for the things you are grateful for, or for a project to launch in Spring.
• Make a list of priorities for the season: Don’t give into holiday pressures. Do the things you really enjoy and forget about the rest.
We get so busy doing, that we can forget the simple gifts we have in our lives. Moving more slowly through our day keeps us in the present moment. I love to watch the animals and notice how their patterns begin to change.
Are birds chirping louder than usual or is Nature suddenly quiet? How do the plants and animals adjust to these seasonal changes?
Remember, we are all energy beings—infinitely connected to Nature and all living beings. When our psychology and behaviors are in harmony with these rhythms, we begin to flow through life naturally and effortlessly.
Take delight in the smiles and laughs from children. Savor the flavors of all your favorite holiday treats and be kind to yourself. Each season offers an opportunity for growth. They offer resilience and can enliven our spirit.
Wishing you a Joyful & Peaceful Season.
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Laurie Richardone is an inspirational seasonal chef and certified wellness coach.
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