In the darkness of Winter, we grow.

After the holidays, many struggle with the slow movement towards daily sunlight; physical health after unbounded days of feasting and the sadness of leaving family and friends.

There is a rawness in the land right now as much of the protective covering of leaf and flower has dropped to the ground and warming light is subdued. Many people feel the vulnerability but do not understand what to do with the skeletonizing nature of winter. ?

You can help. Keep an eye out in your community for people who need some guidance and an act of kindness.

What do you recommend for emotional health during the winter?

“Nobody is wise who does not know the darkness, I appreciate the dark hours of my existence in which my senses are sharpened.”

Photo: the protective covering of a dried Tulip Poplar calyx in our woods