What shifts have you noticed in your body during this winter season?  Do you feel as if you need more rest?  Do you want warmer foods and drinks?  Have you observed your emotions more?  Do you feel more drawn inward? Are you more reflective and aware of your senses? 

If you answered yes to any of these questions you are in perfect balance with the winter!  The winter is a time of drawing inward for more rest and replenishment.  We may find it to be challenging to live fully with the season of winter in a society that is constantly going.

Make it a point this winter to take time to rest and relax. Try out this practice and observe how you feel.  Find a place in your home where the sun shines in the window.  Place a comfy chair in front of the window so that when you sit in it the sun shines in and you can feel the warmth on your body.  Bring with you to this chair you homemade herbal tea (recipe on next page).  Breath in the sweet, warm aromas of the herbal tea, enjoy the warmth of the sun and do nothing.  Take this time for your self at least once a week during this winter season.  Notice how the rest of your day and week shows up when incorporating this into your life.

One of the most valuable things we can do to heal one another is listen to each other’s stories. ~ Rebecca Falls