On Thursday December 21st, the northern hemisphere will experience the Winter Solstice! The longest night and shortest day of the year come together and mark the time when the light of the Sun is reborn into our lives.
It’s easy to get caught up in our busy lives especially this time of year, with shopping and preparing for family gatherings, but I feel that it‘s at these times of busyness and stress, that it‘s most important to nurture our connection with Nature. Nature keeps us grounded and connected to the Earth which keeps us balanced and healthy in every way. No matter what practices or traditions you typically align yourself with, there are some simple ways you can honor and connect with Nature and welcome back the light!
Watch the sunrise or sunset. I am decidedly NOT a morning person, unable to clear the fog from my brain much before 10am even when I rise at 7:30am, so as much I would love to see the sunrise, I will be opting for sunset.
Life is not easy. I don’t think I’m telling you anything you don’t already know there! Everyday, we are faced with decisions, and most of the time, we can quickly weigh the pros and cons of whatever situation we’re in and make a decision about what to do - like, should I pick up the groceries before I hit the gym or after? If I pick them up before, I won’t subject the general public to my post-workout appearance but the meats will have to sit in the truck for an hour while I get my workout on. Hmmm….fresh-faced public appearance or food poisoning? Sorry fellow grocery shoppers, I’m opting for NOT food poisoning!!! See how quickly I made that decision?!
But sometimes, things just aren’t that cut and dry. Maybe it’s a decision between two things that seem equally good for you, but you’re just not sure which one is going to be the best decision for your highest good. Or maybe it’s as simple as “should I wear the red blouse or the blue blouse on my date tonight?”. That’s when I pull out...